Tale of the Treer: Donnie Darko director, Richard Kelly, released a film last year with one of the most interesting casts I've seen in a long time. That's not to say the cast was full of great actors but they were definitely an eclectic bunch. The film is Southland Tales and I've no idea what the heck was going on.
What I could make out is there was a nuclear attack in Texas and a famous celebrity came back after mysteriously disappearing; a flying blimp called the Treer MegaZeppelin was ready to take the rich politicos and celebrities on a high-flying tour and a group called the Neo-Marxists were trying to rig an election. Yes, this film took place in the year 2008 but it occurred in a world that looks just slightly different than the one we live in right now. Want more info? You'll have to watch the film yourself; just be aware, it's a mess!
Here's a rundown on the cast: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar (who plays The Rock's lover?), Mandy Moore (another lover of The Rock), Seann William Scott, Nora Dunn, John Larroquette, Cheri (Saturday Night Live) Oteri, Amy (Saturday Night Live) Poehler, Bai Ling, Jon Lovitz, Miranda Richardson, Justin Timberlake and Zelda ("Go to the light, Carol Ann") Rubinstein.
It's out on dvd now!
Bags of popcorn (out of 5): 1/4 bag