The Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It/Queue It Picks

Rent It: Nine (PG-13, 2009). Rob Marshall‘s movie-musical translation of the stage-musical adaptation of Federico Fellini’s film, 8 1/2.  Though filled with stars (Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, and Penelope Cruz), only Fergie and her song “Be Italian” are able to reach the exhilaration of Marshall’s Academy Award-winning Chicago. My Grade: B-[SIGNUP]

Queue It: Brick (R, 2005). Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines in this astonishing debut from director Rian Johnson that sets a gritty noir within an unlikely location—high school. My Grade: A