Tue, 10 December 2013
Paul and Erin grip their bloody hands around the steering wheel as they discuss two films about murderous couples on the road, both inspired by the 1958 Charles Starkweather/Caril Ann Fugate case. First: BADLANDS, Terrence Malick's 1973 New Hollywood classic starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as a sociopathic James Dean lookalike and his affectless teenaged girlfriend; then, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, Oliver Stone's 1994 exercise in sensory overload starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as a pair of mass murderers whose bloody exploits make them the biggest celebrities in America. Warren Oates getting shot in the back, or Rodney Dangerfield getting drowned in an aquarium: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on FROZEN, VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR, COMPUTER CHESS, and PRINCE AVALANCHE.