Opening This Week: Burn After Punishing

Burn After Reading (2008)
Starring: John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
USA release: 12 September 2008
Msia release: 19 February 2009
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 96 mins
Rated in USA: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence
Rated in Msia: N/A

When fired by the CIA, Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) decides to write his memoirs. The CD that contains all his memoirs is found in the locker room of a gym where it is found by the ignorant janitor Manolo. Bumbling Chad (Brad Pitt) and self absorbed Linda (Frances McDormand) then look to sell the CD back to Cox for personal gain.

Another excellent, witty piece of work from the Coen brothers, Burn After Reading is definitely a must-see. I rate it as one of the best comedies of last year. If you liked George and Brad in Ocean's or if you're fans of the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country For Old Men) then this is a film you cannot miss.

Punisher: War Zone
Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz
Director: Lexi Anderson
USA release: 5 December 2008
Msia release: 19 February 2009
Genre: Crime, Action
Runtime: 103 mins
Rated in USA: R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use
Rated in Msia: 18SG

For plot and review, check out this post on Louis' blog.

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