Bill Murray Playing FDR? Yes Please.

This week, our dogs review Hyde Park On Hudson, Deadfall, and Delhi Safari.
ENTERTAINMENT  |  December 6, 2012By Nick Leftley
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This week, our dogs review Hyde Park On Hudson, Deadfall, and Delhi Safari.

Hyde Park On Hudson
Out December 7, Rated R


Photo Courtesy of Focus Features

Holly's take:

“Word of warning at the start here – I’m kinda biased, as I’d watch anything starring Bill Murray, up to and including the following: a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg using only hamsters; a seven-hour autopsy of a man who’d recently died of the world’s severest rectal prolapse; a video of my own parents having sex, complete with a commentary track from the stars themselves; and Battleship. Ok, I’m exaggerating – I would never, ever watch Battleship. Anyway, Bill Murray playing President Franklin D. Roosevelt? Count me the fuck in.”

Dexter's take:

“This light comedy-drama about King George VI of England (he of stammering The King’s Speech movie fame) and his wife visiting Roosevelt before the start of WWII might’ve slipped by me, were it not for the fact Bill Murray’s the star. It’s had middling reviews, and even I’ll admit that Murray looks absolutely nothing like FDR, but who cares – I’m going to go see this, or my name’s not Sir Tarquin Aristotle Horatio-Spamdexter-Nelson (that’s my Kennel Club name)."

Billie's take:

“I LIKED THIS MOVIE A LOT! THE WAY THEY WENT BACK IN TIME WAS NEVER REALLY EXPLAINED AND IT’S A SHAME THEY GOT RID OF SOME OF THE OTHER CHARACTERS, BUT OVERALL I WOULD HEARTILY RECOMMEND GHOSTBUSTERS 3.”



Deadfall
Out December 7, Rated R


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Holly's take:

“I had horrible flashbacks while watching this movie. The circumstances weren’t quite the same, admittedly – in the movie, a brother and sister pair of criminals split-up while trying to cross the border during a blizzard and end up in a tense face-off in the home of a guy who tries to help out, whereas I just made the mistake of trying to poop in a snowdrift once and got myself an unwelcome 15-below-zero douching. But still – nasty.”

Dexter's take:

“This seems like a pretty serviceable thriller, and the cast is good – Eric Bana, the delectable Olivia Wilde and Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam. I would watch this while curled up in an armchair on a cold winter’s evening, mulling over the fickle nature of humanity and perhaps chewing a very old sock. I appreciate the finer things in life.”

Billie's take:

“I WENT OUTSIDE TO WRITE MY NAME IN THE SNOW WITH PEE BUT IT TURNED OUT I WASN’T OUTSIDE, I WAS IN A BURGER KING. THEY WEREN’T VERY NICE ABOUT IT.”



Delhi Safari
Out December 7, Rated PG


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Holly's take:

“This Indian 3D animated flick is about a bunch of jungle animals who try to get to Delhi to tell the humans to stop destroying their homes. Yeah, sounds awful, huh? The trailer looks like it could have its funny moments, though, and they’ve really gone to town on making you get your money’s worth in 3D. What the hell, if you’re like me and you’re sick of spending all day with one of your 68 kids clamped to one of your eight nipples, then this is worth a shot.”

Dexter's take:

“The most interesting thing about this movie is the voice cast. It was originally done with an Indian cast, but the Americanized version has Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander and The Princess Bride’s Cary Elwes, plus Christopher Lloyd and Jane Lynch, which automatically makes it worth a glance, although admittedly I might wait for it to show up on Netflix. I’m also fascinated by the fact they have a monkey that’s clearly supposed to be a take on Christopher Walken’s character from Deerhunter. That’s even less appropriate for children than what I did last week outside of my local elementary school (you don’t want to know).”

Billie's take:

“I WAS MOSTLY BORED WITH ALL THE TALKING ANIMALS AND THINGS BUT I DID LEARN ONE IMPORTANT LESSON FROM THIS – WHEN YOU DESTROY A RAINFOREST WITH BIG MACHINES, IT LOOKS FUCKING AWESOME!” 



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