Movie of the Day – Saving Private Perez

So today is Cinco de Mayo, which means everyone gets the chance to be Mexican for the day and drink Corona’s (bleh) and eat Mexican food, which honestly is what I do most days.  Stereotypes are there for a reason.  Anyways, so while I could write about some incredible important Mexican film to commemorate the day we defeated France (who hasn’t really), but I decided I must show you this ridiculous film that is streaming on Netflix.  It is like the Mexican version of Saving Private Ryan, but you know, with more cartel shootings and Mexican soap opera drama.

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Trailers of the Week – Drive & Saving Private Perez

Oh boy oh boy oh boy, you got to be excited about trailers, I mean they are the best part of a movie and I am bringing you trailers without having to sit through a movie!  Alright, so maybe getting trailers without a movie is bad, but just read my most recent Movie of the Day post and you can just watch that immediately after this post.  Two more trailers for your enjoyment which will cover Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film Drive and the self proclaimed #1 film in Mexico, Saving Private Perez.

Drive:

Isn’t Ryan Goslin so dreamy?  I mean badass, yeah fucking badass playing a stunt driver by day, then getaway driver by night.  I like the premise of the movie, I love the cast of this film (Ryan Goslin, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman), but most of all it is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.  Nicolas Refn is one of my favorite up and coming directors, mainly for his work on Pusher Trilogy.  The Pusher Trilogy is not that shitty Chris Evans flick Push, but a stylish Dutch Gangster film.  Utterly impressive and engaging in its story, those films got me interested in his work, which then led me to the film Bronson.  Anyways, I like his work, I like the cast and I am excited about seeing Drive.

Saving Private Perez:

Tenemos una película que se trata de algún cártel de la droga llamativo, de ir a Irak para salvar al hermano de los jefes, y todo porque a la abuela que quiere y es una película de lengua y mejilla sobre la actual guerra … 02 de septiembre no puede llegar lo suficientemente pronto.  Una de las cosas más interesantes de la película, además de la comedia de humor negro y absurdo de la película, es que esto parece más grindhouse en la naturaleza de las películas grindhouse típico. Definitivamente soy un fan de apoyo a las películas extranjeras que van fuera del género típico que se meten pulg.

Es genial ver una película mexicana que no trata de amor (Y tu mamá también), las duras realidades de la vida de México (Amores Perros) o el slapstick, la comedia degradante (cualquier programa de Telemundo). Estamos llegando a ver una comedia pan muertos que se burla de la gravedad de la guerra, por tener carteles de la droga extracto de uno de los suyos de una guerra en curso.

In short, this looks wonderfully hilarious and a refreshing release from Mexico.