Sunday, October 23, 2005


The other night at the Capote preview Kathy Fennessy told me how much fun Domino was. I was skeptical, given the terrible reviews the film had gotten, but then she began reeling off the names of the people in the film. Mickey Rourke, Delroy Lindo, Dabney Coleman, Lucy Liu, Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits. I was like, holy shit, that has to be good! And, indeed it was. I saw it last night at a virtually empty theater in the Meridian and I gotta say, it's one fucking entertaining movie. Why didn't the critics like it? I mean, c'mon, it's got explosions, carnage and a nunchuck wielding Kiera Knightley, sporting a far skimpier outfit than the one she wore in Pride & Prejudice. Plus, it's got very smart and funny script by the guy who wrote Donnie Darko. Given its relative failure at the box office, I have no idea how much longer it'll be playing. So, do yourself a favor. Get your ass over to the theater and see it tonight.


  1. Aside from the cast members Steven mentions, I'd just like to add a few more: Mena Suvari, Ray Wise, Macy Gray, Jerry Springer, Brian Austin Green & Ian Ziering ("Beverly Hills 90210"), Mo'Nique ("The Parkers"), sexy Venezuelan newcomer Edgar Ramirez, LA's notorious 18th Street Gang, and of course, the real-life Domino Harvey. One of the more bizarre combinations of performers ever & yet it all somehow *works* (Mo'Nique is particularly good). At two hours plus, "Domino" may be over-long & the last act goes waaay over the top, but it deserves much better than its gotten. To quote Van Morrison, "Oh oh Domino...!"

  2. I feel silly commenting on a comment, but I just wanted to correct an error. Ray Wise does not appear in "Domino," but rather an actor who looks a little like him (Stanley Kamel from "Beverly Hills 90210," "Monk," & a million other shows). Wise does, however, give an impressive performance in George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck"--easily his best work since Leland Parker in "Twin Peaks." :-)