Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, the supremely entertaining Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves leads the way, though it’s hardly the only option. On the one hand, the genre work 65 hits shelves this week, though on the other, there’s a top notch Criterion Collection release as well. Read on for more…
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
I went into this flick fairly skeptical. Silly me. Despite the subject matter not being my bag, everyone involved is so committed to comedy and entertainment that a good time is downright infectious. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is just that well done. Myles raved here about the movie in his review, so definitely check that out. When I wrote about the film in a wider Sunday Scaries piece here, I said the following:
My take on Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves? It’s a hoot. This film is a lot of fun, full of wit and a sense of creativity. It’s a little long, running over two hours, but very funny and easily won over even someone like myself who doesn’t usually dig on fantasy. From start to finish, it’s a really enjoyable lark. Chris Pine is a riot, while filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein prove that they’re some of the most interesting storytellers around. If this is the start of a new film franchise, count me very much in.
Thelma & Louise
From The Criterion Collection: “Two women, a turquoise Thunderbird, the ride of a lifetime. With this pop-culture landmark, screenwriter Callie Khouri and action auteur Ridley Scott rewrote the rules of the road movie, telling the story of two best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong—leading them on a high-speed southwestern odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms. Propelled by irresistible performances from Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (plus Brad Pitt in a sexy, star-making turn)—and nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one for Khouri—the exhilaratingly cathartic Thelma & Louise stands as cinema’s ultimate ode to ride-or-die female friendship.”