Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Tabu (2012): A Portuguese tale about an old dying woman with a secret past, which is told in a dialogue-free (but not silent) flashback that makes up the bulk of the film. It’s getting excellent reviews (and being called “bizarre”) by the usual arthouse aficionados, but Miguel Gomes’ movie arrives at an awkward time of year to get any sort of awards consideration. Tabu official site.
NEW ON DVD:
Killer Joe (2011): This black comedy/film noir from William Friedkin revolves around a father and son who take out a contract on their wife/mother, and leave their daughter/sister with the hit man as collateral until they can pay. Not necessarily super-weird but it is pitch-black and offbeat, and one of our readers did suggest we review it. Buy Killer Joe.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Killer Joe (2011): See description in DVD above. Buy Killer Joe [Blu-ray].
The Room (2003): This drama, considered by many to be the worst ever, is about—well, no one’s ever been able to explain to us exactly what it’s about. Maybe it’s about a room? Whatever it concerns, it’s in our reader-suggested review queue. Actor/director/distributor Tommy Wiseau self-released this Blu-ray, and it contains, for the first time ever in history, the option to have subtitles in multiple languages occupy the screen at the same time. Buy The Room [Blu-ray].
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.