George Gallo directed the shit out of Middle Men. HUGELY entertaining. What an underrated movie. Totally engrossing from the start, this is a wild, seedy, true-life tale that has to be seen to be believed. Revels in T&A with some priceless bits of humor derived from coke-induced paranoia. Makes for a nice double feature with Ted Demme's Blow.
The Tourist was less a movie and more like a souffle. Totally harmless fluff. Had I spent $20 to see it in the theater I might've been disappointed. But for a $5 On Demand rental it was good enough. It's basically a fashion ad with Jolie prancing around Italy. It wasn't offensively bad, or as bad as all the "critics" made it out to be. But yet...it was totally lacking in anything that I hadn't seen before. And yet...I still enjoyed myself for the 104 minutes that it lasted. Go figure. It was nice to see Depp play normal for a change. Totally predictable but breezy and jaunty and again -- nothing to get all that pissed off about.