Thursday, January 7, 2010
Boots' Best - THE SALTON SEA
In his best role since Doc Holiday in Tombstone, Val Kilmer plays Danny Parker or Tom Van Allen - It's up to the viewer to decide who he is.
Danny Parker is a tweaker.
Tom Van Allen is a trumpet player.
Peter Sarsgaard is a buddy named Jimmy.
An Asian guy wears a cowboy hat and talks with a cliche Western accent.
Vincent D'Onofrio plays Pooh Bear - a drug dealer with a fake nose like Humpty Hump from Digital Underground.
R. Lee Ermey and Meat Loaf have cameos.
There's a recreation of the Zapruder film with pigeons and radio controlled cars.
There's a heist plot to steal a celebrities . . . um . . . "something" in order to sell it on ebay.
Luis Guzman is angry.
There's a badger named Captain Stuey.
Needless to say THE SALTON SEA is unlike most movies. There are layers and depths my teasers above don't reveal. It's hauntingly beautiful and captivating.
Right now the film is available to watch instantly on NETFLIX. I saw it when it was first released back in 2002 and thankfully it still entertained and tickled my brain after multiple viewings.
If you haven't seen it, do!