I have seen a couple of movies this past week. “Rodger Dodger” is a dark comedy about a young man who seeks out his Uncle in New York City to learn how to meet women. Uncle Rodger is not quite as smooth with the ladies as he would like to believe, but a few of his gems of wisdom spark the sophomoric side of my humor continuum. For those of you with a dark sense of humor who can tolerate a full of himself lead character, “Rodger Dodger” would make a good rental. Those with mainstream tastes would best avoid this one.
“Inglorious Basterds” is a loosely strung together compilation of some of Quentin Tarantino’s best scenes under the backdrop of Nazi Europe. He pays homage to himself with a shoot-out courtesy of “Reservoir Dogs” and a revenge sequence that ties well to “Kill Bill.” The cast is full of big name actors and the violence and gore level is not out of line with other Tarantino films such as “From Dusk Till Dawn.” There were some terrific scenes, but sitting through 2.5 hours for 30 minutes of entertainment was a little much for me. Tarantino fans should definitely pick this up and will not be disappointed. Fans of war films may not care for this one, nor will mainstream movie goers.