Bad news: the dolphin-killing expose The Cove did not land an International Documentary Association best feature nomination.
Good news: A Tokyo Film Festival screening made a significant impact in Japan, where dolphin hunting has dropped dramatically, from 20,000 last fall season to 75 this time, says Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. Comedy Central’s South Park made fun of Japanese dolphin-killers in a recent episode which has been making the rounds (on the jump).
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is hilariously funny. But Werner Herzog and Nic Cage are as serious as a heart attack. This reminds me of other straight-on movies that played like comedies: Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan and Alan Rudolph’s Choose Me.
Here’s the trailer mash-up as Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans meets Yosemite Sam:
And here’s the South Park The Cove clip: