Friday, July 27, 2012

365 Movies Day #218 "The Nines"

Hey kids, we're back and with a bang. This 2007 flick stars Ryan "Deadpool/Hal Jordan" Reynolds as, well...several people. Reynolds is no stranger to the blog. Talked about him way back on day 61 for "BURIED". I really don't want to get too much into the plot because its one of those films that just works better if you are clueless going in so here is the rough synopsis from imdb: "A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways."

The film co-stars several other top-notch folks, each pulling their own weight with several roles. First up is Hope Davis. First time on the blog, but she's very recognizable from stuff like "Charlie Bartlett", "The Matador", "Arlington Road" and "Flatliners". Next is Melissa McCarthy who plays among other roles...herself. Fans of "Gilmore Girls" will recognize her instantly as Sookie. Elle Fanning (sister to Dakota) also co-stars and you should recognize her from "Super 8", "Benjamin Button", "Babel" and an amazing mini-series by the name of "The Lost Room". In smaller but still powerful roles are David Denman ("The Office")and Octavia Spencer.

This film was a feature directorial debut for writer John August who penned "Titan AE", "Charlies Angels", "Big Fish", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "GO", "Corpse Bride" and the upcoming "Frankenweenie". This is his only feature as a director thus far.


1 comment:

  1. The internet is the perfect place to find rare and unusual films, especially independent movies. I watched “The Nines” during a layover on one of my Dish business trips, sometimes I have wondered how many times he’s tried and thrown existence in the trash like a imperfect letter. My travel schedule get’s in the way of my passion for film, so I use Dish Online , which streams movies to my laptop; problem solved “The Nines” captured my interest immediately; a random site I happen to come across, which opened my mind. If you have not seen “The Nines”, give yourself a treat, and watch Ryan Reynolds in a type of character that he normally doesn’t play, but rocks it out of the house.