#57 – THE RITE, BIUTIFUL and THE MECHANIC

Possessed mother-to-be, Rosaria (Marta Gastina), in Warner Bros.' 'The Rite.'

Joining John and me this week is Boston Phoenix film critic and Albany Times-Union blogger Peg Aloi. Our objective: discuss the new Anthony Hopkins thriller The Rite and the Javier Bardem melodrama Biutiful. Then John and I discuss the Jason Statham/Ben Foster actioner The Mechanic – in which I (attempt to) explain The Mechanic‘s unintentional homoeroticism. Such fun.

We then offer our picks of the week. I recommend the new Blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull. Peg says The Last Exorcism and the Red Riding Trilogy are worth your time. And John implores you to view Man in a Suitcase, which is also new to DVD.

We recorded live at Panera Bread, next to the Regal Fenway 13 Theater in Boston.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head co-founded the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce. He has more than 2,000 published articles at IGN.com. His filmmaking interviews, reviews and features have been published at AOL, Script magazine, Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. He is also the host of the Diabolique Webcast at DiaboliqueMagazine.com. You can contact him directly on Twitter at twitter.com/stevehead.