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Bang, Marry, Falcon Punch: A Mob Family vs. Aussie Black Comedy vs. Unclear Plotline. GO!

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | June 5, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | June 5, 2013 |

The Family

Robert DeNiro goes back to his mobster roots while playing to the movie audience’s obsession with perceived subversion of classic movie tropes. Giovanni (DeNiro), a former mobster, is in witness protection with his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfieffer), daughter Belle (Dianna Agron) and son Warren (John D’Leo). Instead of being a tense drama filled with shouting, confrontations among the frustrated family members paying for their father’s choice to snitch, and fear of what happens when the betrayed mobsters find them, we have comedic conversations about violence and the inability to take the mob mentality out of the family.

I’m gonna bang this one so hard.


100 Bloody Acres

Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay (Angus Sampson) deciding to add long pig to their fertilizer blend reminds me a bit of the Rory Calhoun classic Motel Hell. “It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent’s fritters.” It takes all kinds of critters to make Morgan’s Organic fertilizer as well.


The Between

What the hell? We have a voiceover, which I am sick of, from a whiny-voiced Joel Courtney (Super 8), possible dead/ghost Dad James LeGros (“Girls”, Drugstore Cowboy), and Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) being there. I guess. If you read the plot synopsis, you still won’t know what’s happening. You know what that means! FALCON PUNCH!

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.