By Felipe Trinidad 11 a.m. | One of the better movies on Netflix Instant is the 2000 movie Under Suspicion. The movie stars Gene Hackman with a toupee, Morgan Freeman with his usual commanding voice, and Monica Bellucci with lots of MILF hottie-ness. It feels more like a play at times than a typical movie because of strong character performances. There are no explosions, car chases, or clubbing montages. There’s just good old-fashioned acting and intrigue.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | The only thing the FOOTBALLPHDS might possibly like more than the NFL in LA, NCAA Pro Days, and naming celebrity body parts is the hilariously insightful and terrifying intellectual 2000 film Leprechaun 5: Leprechaun in the Hood. On any given work day, someone in the FOOTBALLPHDS office will be quoting this cult classic. In order to satiate our own appetites for anything Lep In The Hood and also those appetites of our Wonderful Readers, Darryl “Doubletap” Jenkins III dug into his Hollywood Rolodex to put us in contact with Rob Spera, the multitalented director of Lep In The Hood. (And yes, Doubletap still uses a Rolodex.) As background, Lep In The Hood tells the story of rapper Postmaster P., who is in battle with a deviant record producer, Mack Daddy (played by Ice-T), to recover the Leprechaun’s Magic Flute before the Leprechaun kills them all. The movie stars Warwick Davis of Willow fame as the Leprechaun. Many shenanigans and much symbolism ensues. Without further delay, here is our interview with Rob Spera, director, co-writer, and co-songwriter of Lep In The Hood.
By Felipe Trinidad 1 a.m. | One good movie deserves another. In the case of Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within, a good sequel deserves a good original. Elite Squad 2 can be found on Netflix Instant but the first Elite Squad (Trope De Elite) can only be found the old fashioned way--on DVD. But it's worth the 3 days it takes Netflix to get the goods out to the house. It's the best movie you'll watch on DVD all month.
By Felipe Trinidad 2 a.m. | I was hoping that the FOOTBALLPHDS would send me to Carnival in Rio De Janeiro as a reward for my hard work as webmaster but of course it didn’t happen. Instead, they sent me a DVD of Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within. Since the movie is set in Brazil and shot in Portuguese, they said that was good enough for me. They’re wrong, like always.