Tuesday, 4 January 2011

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

Movie Review: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

Some movies aren't Academy Award winners, some are just great concepts. And Joe Pesci should be in every movie. Doesn't matter if it's a cameo of him selling someone a sandwich. Just remember that sandwich probably has a gun in it. This movie is just a great premise of a contract killer who loses his collection of heads (proof of his work) because he's a jerk to the flight attendant on his way to San Diego from Mexico. The title's fantastic, the grotesque and unique idea that sparks the action is worthy of viewing, and it has Joe Pesci. Joe Pesci can do anything. I would have liked to have seen him in Leo DiCaprio's role in Titanic or as Hamlet or as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Joe Pesci would be in a movie if I made one and he'd play every part.

While short on any literary revelations, go see some Joe Pesci. And rewatch My Cousin Vinny while you're at it.

1 comment:

  1. At the very least that movie deserves credit for best use of "Mr. Sandman."