Monday, July 10, 2006

Toreo de Salon

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 10:48 AM

One of the movies fresh out on DVD that made Bob Grimm's "Now Showing at Home" column last week was The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. Mrs. B. and I watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Much has been written about Brosnan's performance in a role that's the polar opposite of the James Bond character he inhabited for several films, and it's true that Julian Noble is nothing like 007. But Brosnan has done other work in his career, so perhaps it's only Hollywood's myopia that dismisses the more than 50-plus remaining titles in his filmography.

Bob gave the movie a B+. The user rating at IMdB is 7.1 out of 10, and the Critics' Tomatometer pegs it at 76%, both of which, though not sterling, are respectable grades for a quirky, dark little independent film.

Also, extras on the disc that Bob didn't mention are two radio programs (yes, radio on DVD!) from NPR-affiliated KCRW in Santa Monica. In one, film critic Elvis Mitchell chats with director Richard Shepard around the time of the movie's release. In the other, a correspondent follows Shepard at the 2005 Sundance Festival, where The Matador was screened and eventually picked up by Miramax. Both are worth a listen. (And both can be found in the archives on KCRW's excellent Web site.)

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by John Banks

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery

Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery @ Borderlands Brewing Company

Mon., Aug. 20, 8-10 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson's Birthday Party at 1912 Brewing Company

Tucson is turning 141 years old and we are going to Celebrate with Beer Raspados!… More

@ 1912 Brewing Company Mon., Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m. 2045 N Forbes Blvd Ste 105

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. 18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: August 17-19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Banner - UMC Phoenix and Tucson Named Best Hospitals (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Arizona Still Grappling with Question of How to Prevent School Shootings (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Alarm’s Mike Peters Is Hitting Back with Love, Hope and Strength (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Third Contaminated Well Near D-M Shut Down (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation