Saturday, December 11, 2010
170. The Newton Boys (1998)
This is a hell of a way to make a livin' ain't it?
Ethan Hawke teams up with an amazing cast (Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Dwight Yoakam) to make a movie directed by Richard Linklater about robbing banks in the 1920's. Just to be clear: My favorite actor teams with my favorite director to make a movie about my favorite movie subject. It is just as awesome as it sounds. This movie is so much fun it should come with a warning. Even the credits contain a Johnny Carson interview with the real Willis Newton. In my opinion, this movie, without question, is the most underrated movie of all time.
This movie also came out around the time it became apparent that it would be necessary to develop an internet "handle". Being fresh on my mind, I chose "newtonboy". On the very rare chance that it is taken, I am "newtonboi", but most of the time if you see newtonboy on the internets it is me...