By now I am on the third week of community quarantine, which I hope ends mid-April but might get extended. How is everyone doing? This week’s theme is a bit apt for the news cycle as there still isn’t mass testing from where I am, and those with no symptoms are the ones getting tested. Here are my picks for the week:
The Brass Teapot - I think this movie gives a fantastic example of how far people would go just to have a lot of money. The film is about this couple who finds a teapot that dispenses cash. The trick is however, they must be in some kind of physical pain for the teapot to give out cash. It just escalates from there, but this was a well-made film. I loved the chemistry between Michael Angarano and Juno Temple, and this film does get a lot crazy the more it escalates.
The Wolf of Wall Street - This might be a popular pick this week, considering how insane this film is. The quaaludes scene is one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen in a movie that’s not meant to be at all comedic. Leonardo DiCaprio gives a fantastic performance as the leader and main perpetrator of the group. While he’s quite a seasoned actor, I wonder if he’ll choose a project that will challenge him from his usual wheelhouse. In terms of projects, this is probably the most comedic we’ll ever see from him.
The Aristocats - I could possibly come up with another movie, but I don’t want to. Unlike the first two where greed plays a major part of the story, it’s only a side-arc here, but it does perpetuate the events that transpire. A wealthy woman decides to leave her fortune to the cats, which infuriated her butler so in order to get the inheritance, he had to get rid of the cats. I think the most famous thing that came out from this movie is the scene where Marie (one of the kittens) say something along the lines of ‘ladies don’t start fights, they finish them’.