This week's premieres
Desperado 2: Once Upon a Time in Mexico(Vtedy v Mexiku) - Action by Robert Rodriguez. The guitar-wielding hitman El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) comes out of hiding to help a corrupt CIA agent (Johnny Depp) prevent the assassination of the Mexican president. With the title's reference to Rodriguez's hero, spaghetti western auteur Sergio Leone (the director of such films as Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America), expect plenty of lovingly stylized violence.
View from the Top (Letuška 1. triedy) - Comedy/Romance by Bruno Barreto.
Other movies playing
Love Actually (Láska nebeská) - Comedy/Romance by Richard Curtis. Because this is the directorial debut of the man who wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and the screenplay for Bridget Jones' Diary, it is not difficult to know what to expect with this film. In other words, if you like contemporary British romantic comedies, you might like this. What sets this film apart is its quite talented ensemble cast, with ensemble in this case meaning gigantic. Among the actors playing the dozen or so main characters are Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, and the promising Keira Knightly. Whether Curtis can direct and, in particular, whether he can handle such a large cast is unknown. However, with the above-mentioned performers and with handfuls of other talented, charming Brits, one can expect, at the very least, moments of brilliance.
Boat Trip (Plnou parou vzad!) - Comedy by Mort Nathan. Hollywood producers seem to be taking note of the mainstream's newfound obsession with homosexuality. No longer are homosexual people simply relegated to the background or for simple comic relief; now there can be whole movies or television series devoted to how funny they are! And it's even funnier when straight guys pretend to be gay! And so comes Boat Trip, which stars Cuba Gooding, Jr and Saturday Night Live's latest overweight clown, Horatio Sanz, as two heterosexual bumbling idiots. Apparently, during one of their bouts of bumbling idiocy, they manage to offend a homosexual travel agent who is helping them book a singles' cruise. In retaliation for their offensive behaviour, he plays the ultimate joke on them: he books them on a gay cruise! To fend off the hungry hordes, they must pretend to be lovers. This plan works out smashingly...until the ship receives an unexpected visit from Swedish bikini models. Oh, what is a boy to do? Come out of the closet and embrace his heterosexuality, or keep pretending that he's something he's not? What a dilemma!
Prepared by Jonathan Knapp
24. Nov 2003 at 0:00