A Week In Film #511: Chute

The Package title screenThe Package
Not great, not terrible post-Superbad millennial American Pie-style teen comedy, about some friends who go camping, a dick that gets cut off, and their attempts to retrieve and reattach said dick. Directed by Jake Szymanski and featuring a bunch of people I’ve never seen before: Daniel Doheny, Geraldine Viswanathan, Sadie Calvano, Luke Spencer, Eduardo Franco, Sugar Lyn Beard, Michael Eklund etc.

Lone Survivor title screenLone Survivor
Peter Berg and Mark Mark and their Yankee Doodle Dandy Does Bravo Two Zero.

Ella Enchanted
Non-realistic (well, obviously) interpretation of Cinderella, with Anne Hathaway in the lead, Hugh Danny as the prince, Cary Elwes his evil uncle, Minnie Driver and Vivica A Fox as fairies, Joanna Lumley the wicked stepmother, Lucy Punch and Jennifer Higham the mean stepsisters, and so on. Decent enough from director Tommy O’Haver.

Mechanic: Resurrection
Not exactly terrible sequel – the ridiculous plot is proper silly B-movie, penny dreadful or yellow press territory, but sort of enjoyable. The State is back as accident-man-for-hire Arthur Bishop, now being blackmailed into offing targets for some super villain played by, err, the son of that bloke from London’s Burning. Directed with some nice set pieces by German director Dennis Hansel, who did Die Welle.

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