155. Women in Trouble
: (✩✩✩½) - DVD
- A pulp fiction-style independent film about various women and their problems. As with Pulp Fiction
, we get a few independent stories, but they're loosly connected. We've got Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino), a porn actress who gets some bad news, a shrink (Sarah Clarke) who finds out what her husband has been up to, a call girl (Adrianne Palicki) who's a little scattered, and a stewardess (Marley Shelton) who decides to join the mile-high club only to have the rock star she's getting it on with (Josh Brolin) run into some trouble as turbulence hits. And to round out the all-star cast, we've also got Simon Baker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Elizabeth Berkley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's not as hip or as edgy as Pulp Fiction
, but it's not bad.
156. Elektra Luxx
: (✩✩✩) - DVD
- This is the sequel to Women in Trouble and continues the lives of our various characters. I'm guessing that the reason this one is titled "Elektra Luxx" is because the various stories link to her in some way. Gone are Simon Baker, Elizabeth Berkley and Josh Brolin, and joining the cast are Timothy Olyphant, Malin Akerman, Julianne Moore and Kathleen Quinlan. This one is pretty good too, but I found it to be a little more talky.
A third installment is planned, called Women in Ecstacy
. I can't wait to see it if it gets off the ground.
Live TV: 66
Recorded TV: 4
On Demand: 23