Will someone cast Kristen Bell in a mystery movie that doesn't involve solving the mystery of love and relationships? That Veronica Mars movie ain't happening, and we need to see her doing some surveillance, stat.
The Hughes Brothers don't exactly have a lot of films under their belt -- in fact, it's been nine years since the release of their fourth feature film, From Hell, and while that film got mixed reviews, you have to admit that it looked good, if a little grisly. Ditto Book of Eli, which is visually stunning in some places, as the Hugheses capture and artificially create the bleak landscape of a post-nuclear America. And they certainly don't shy away from violence, as arrows pierce people's necks and knives sever appendages with regularity. Hell, they kill a cat in the opening scene. If that sort of thing gets you upset -- more upset than humans getting killed, which also happens a lot -- then you may want to pass on this movie, but you'll miss out on pretty good action flick, with some great cinematography and some decent performances, too.