Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Jizt: The Soloist

In this fast-paced world of blogging, tweeting and fly-by-night film voyeurism, sometimes one doesn't have the time to give a film proper treatment. More importantly, others do not always have the time to read it. Sometimes you just have to take it around back and squeeze one out in 1-2-3 quick licks. Think of The Jizt as the wham, bam, thank you ma'am of reviews.

The Soloist

Release: 04.24.09

DVD Release: 08.04.09
Rated PG-13
1 hour, 57 minutes

Second Run Seats

Cast: Jamie Foxx (Ray), Robert Downey, Jr. (Zodiac), Catherine Keener (Capote)

The Build-up: LA Times reporter Steve Lopez has been a victim of a selfish kind of love until he meets Nathaniel Ayers, a man with no home and a washed-out dream, and decides he's gonna make a change to this music prodigy's life.

The Blurt-out: When five minutes of celluloid are devoted to a Windows Media Player visualization, it's obvious the director has become self-indulgent.

The Jizt: The highest production values and most brilliant performances I've ever seen for a Sunday-morning charity infomercial.

What's wrong Nathaniel, It's just the littlest bit of Jizt.

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  1. I've got a list of RDJr movies to catch up on ... but this one isn't one of them. Guess I'll go with Fur to tide me over 'til Sherlock Holmes

  2. I just rented RocknRolla to catch up on my Guy Ritchie films before Holmes.

    When are you going to be able to squeeze Fur in with all the Doctor Who watching?

  3. Ah, damnit, now I wanna see it just for the Windows Media Player thing you mentioned. That sounds awesomely craptastic!

  4. lol! Oh it was! It's like they cut in a few minutes of Fantasia because there wasn't any usable footage.