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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Sin City, or, True kills for every boy [movie note]

The Hard Goodbye: Marv (Mickey Rourke, unbiodegradable) avenges Goldie (Jaime King, corpsey), the only one who was nice to him - bull, his parole officer (Carla Gugino, hot) helps him. Oh, that's not what Miller means by nice.

The Big Fat Kill: Love object Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro's semi-detached head act subtle enough to elevate the movie from good to very good. The other star is Oldtown, the city's good time district, which feels as alive and dangerous as John Ford's Tombstone. Rosario Dawson and pals blend into the background, besides Devon Aoki as the NINJA HOOKER~! Odd, I thought ninjas and hookers were supposed to blend into the background.

That Yellow Bastard: Last Honest Cop Hartigan (The Brucester) rescues an imperilled tween but is framed for her rape; tween grows into Jessica Alba and is reimperilled. Willis works crazy hard to find the character behind the cliche, and I admit to getting off every time baddie Nick Stahl leaked golden blood.


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