8:00 PM, 30th August, 2003
Matt Murdock (Affleck) is an idealistic lawyer with a secret: he's really a costumed vigilante (the eponymous Daredevil). Daredevil, too, has a secret: he's blind, following an unfortunate accident that leads, indirectly, to his father's death and a nicely packaged motive for revenge against the overlord of Hell's Kitchen, Kingpin
Many years after his accident, Murdock runs into Elektra Natchios (Garner) in a diner. He's attracted by her smell (really); her initial disinterest is won over by how well he fights (their sparring, in front of some kids, is one of the highlights of the movie). Elektra looks good in skin-tight leather; too bad her father is being set up to take a fall for Kingpin
Enter Bullseye (a gleeful Colin Farrell), with funky leather coat and a bullseye carved into his forehead (Rob Zombie style), who never misses a throw - until Daredevil. He wants Revenge! So does Elektra, who thinks Daredevil is responsible for her father's death
That's the cue for multiple Big Kickass Fighting Showdowns between virtually every permutation of the leading roles. Will the good guys survive? Can true love win out? Who dry-cleans Daredevil's many leather costumes, impeccably hung in his Secret Lair? You'll find out when you see it - though maybe not all as you'd expect
10:00 PM, 30th August, 2003
The existentialist profundities of The Matrix series pale in comparison to the philosophical stylings of this science fiction, film noir masterpiece. In a darkened and derelict city a man struggles to reconcile his memories of his wife and a happy childhood at Shell Beach with his current situation: he is suspected of being a serial killer and consequently is on the run from the police. The crux of this film, like in The Matrix and Memento, lies in the audience being as enlightened (or unenlightened) as the protagonist, and therefore a good review should refrain from saying any more but instead urge everyone to see this movie; it is unique and spectacular and should be mandatory viewing for all.