New on DVD: Last Ride (2009)
Director: Glendyn Ivin (previous winner of Cannes Palme D'or - 2003)
I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned, but I am a big fan of Australian film. It's why when I saw Last Ride sitting on the shelf, I grabbed it. I couldn't wait to see the latest offering.
Hugo Weaving and Tom Russell star in this film about a father and son on the run through central Australia. It's a dark ride that held both Matt and I captive for the entire film (which is rare because I usually stop the film half-way and go to bed). The cinematography is beautiful, the scenery is incredible, and the story - heart-breaking and yet, there's a little hope in there too. I really was spellbound by this film.
The soundtrack is super good too.
I could easily watch this film again, to pick up on some of the shots I may have missed, and just to go on the Last Ride again.
The Pajama Game starring Doris Day (1957)
Apparently this is based on the hit Broadway Musical featuring the choreography of Bob Fosse. If this is a drawcard to you, then you should totes check it out. I hired it for the colours and the costumes. And as a bonus, it also features Hernando's Hideaway. OLE!
Light, pretty to look at. Content - are you going to punish me if I say a little flakey and sentimental (I fast-forwarded through some songs - too slow, go go go). I don't think I'll ever be rushing to re-rent this one. Sorry Doris.