July 29, 2011

Flick of the Day

Director: James Cox
Actors: Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas, Dylan McDermott, Tim Blake Nelson, Christina Applegate, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Janeane Garofalo, Eric Bogosian
Year: 2003

Synopsis: An account of one of the biggest murder mysteries in Hollywood.

Have you ever heard of the 'Wonderland' murders? Well, I hadn't when I caught this unknown film years ago. Apparently, back in the early 80s, ex-porn star, John Holmes (Kilmer), got himself mixed up in a drugs and robberies, and this led to him to be strangely involved in the brutal murder of four people in the Hollywood Hills. The film is haunting and mesmerizing, especially since the audience knows it's a true story. Kilmer and a barely recognizable Lisa Kudrow stand out amongst a great cast. It's well worth a watch, just be prepared to squirm in some of the most graphic and violent scenes I've ever seen.

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