Saturday night I got a chance to check out the new movie Idlewild, starring the guys from Outkast. Even thought I had read a good review of the movie on Friday, I have to admit that I wasn't expecting anything more than a "fun" movie.
Boy, was I wrong. While there was a fair amount of comedy in the movie, there was also plenty of action and drama. Even the ending should at least sadden the most jaded of individuals, if not induce tears.
And the thing I was most impressed with was the acting of the Outkast duo. Both seemed to take on roles that did not seem to fit their musical personalities, and they pulled them off flawlessly. And their music blended into the movie well. While definately not time specific music (with the movie being set during prohibition), the music seemed to fit with most everything in the mood and atmosphere of the movie.
So if you're looking for a movie to check out this week, try Idlewild on for size. You'll be much happier you did than if you wasted your cash on Snakes on a Plane.