Posted in To Do | movies | music on March 5, 2009

Tommy Lee Jones

"There are plenty of reasons why you haven't heard of certain movies. Still, it would seem like a movie with Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman and Peter Sarsgaard could be worthy of your Netflix queue. Maybe it's an off-the-wall indie?

Unfortunately, that's not the case with In the Electric Mist. This direct-to-video crime thriller based on the best-selling novel by James Lee Burke is the perfect example of "let's get this out already." The movie goes nowhere, the Blu-ray has no special features, and even the press release has a typo in the first sentence. No one else cares, so why should you?

Well, there is the stellar cast, but we're not exactly sure what they are doing. Jones plays Dave Robicheaux, a detective investigating a bunch of blink-and-you-miss-them murders. Sarsgaard is a movie star and Goodman is a sleezebag, and both characters are kind of pointless. Did we mention that
Robicheaux likes to chitchat with deceased Confederate General John Bell Hood (Levon Helm)
? Enter at your own risk.
[Big Picture Big Sound]

Levon Helm kicks off his two night run at Beacon Theatre in NYC tonight (3/5).

In the Electric Mist trailer below...

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Comments (7)

YAY LEVON!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 4:13 PM

thank god for Levon Helm.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 6:15 PM

The Room >>>>> Juno >>>>> In the Electric Mist

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 3:13 AM

anyone got the setlist from last nights Beacon show??

Posted by anthony | March 6, 2009 8:58 AM

and he shall be levon

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:43 AM

Anybody go to last night's show? Setlist? Guests?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:55 AM

Hi, your link to the original story is broken. The review of the Blu-ray disc is here: http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/In_the_Electric_Mist_on_Blu-ray_Disc.shtml - you might want to fix that.

Posted by Chris | March 6, 2009 3:02 PM

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