Because no one asked for it, but I was thinking about it…
Clever, fast-paced fun with Sarah Polley, Taye Diggs, Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, and lots of other actors you recognize from their more popular movies. But don’t take my word–it’s rated 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Written by John August (Big Fish), directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity), and you can watch it on Hulu.
In Bruges (2008)
You could argue that Christmas isn’t an integral part of the setting for this story, but then I’d have to blow your fucking head off. Okay, not really. But if you’re squeamish about violence or profanity, feel free to miss out on this tale of British hoodlums on holiday. Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes; written and directed by Martin McDonagh–it’s his first feature after winning an Oscar for his short film, Six Shooter (also starring Brendan Gleeson). Can’t wait to see what he does next.