CASTING THAT MOST SURPRISED/DELIGHTED ME OVER THE PAST YEAR

all first-time viewings since 3/14/14
  1. Ty Burrell, FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS
    He plays Nicole Kidman's husband! Their sex scene is pretty tepid compared to the heat generated between Nicole and a chewbaccafied (seriously) Robert Downey Jr.
  2. Maggie Gyllenhaal, CECIL B. DEMENTED
    She and her gang of satanic film snobs join forces to kidnap Melanie Griffith (!)
  3. Drake Bell, THE NEON BIBLE
    Do you think Terrence Davies has ever seen DRAKE & JOSH?
  4. Sean Combs, MONSTER'S BALL
    Shame on everyone who knew Halle won her Oscar for playing Diddy's widow and didn't tell me
  5. Winona Ryder, THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS
    God bless Asia Argento. "This is a very bad man. A bad, bad man. Bad! Bad! Oweeeee! Oweeee!"
  6. Josh Hamilton and Jane Adams, ALEXANDER THE LAST
    Their roles are pretty peripheral but they look like they're having the time of their liiiiives acting together
  7. Loretta Devine, URBAN LEGEND
    Take "1998 college campus slasher with Loretta Devine as a hero security guard" as you will but I was downnnnnn
  8. Lea DeLaria, EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
    EXACTLY who this kid needed to whip him into shape. More coming of age movies should make their leads have a sit down with Lea DeLaria.