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Cannes: Call it a 'Night'

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You know what’s awesome about Cannes? They boo. I don’t mean a low grumble of displeasure as the credits roll. I mean hissing, whistling and hooting. Well, when We Own the Night screened last night — a period cop drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, and Joaquin Phoenix — it didn’t just get booed. It got KILLED. Walking out of the screening, Missy and I didn’t know what puzzled us more: the deeply silly plot about a drug addicted nightclub owner who virtually overnight becomes a super-cop, or the fact that Sony pre-emptively paid $11.5 million for the movie before it even screened at the festival.


A hilarious and oddly fitting end for the Cannes film festival. Pretty much every other movie has screened, and every party has been attended. The bottom line? It was a good year. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pass out on my keyboard.