Friday, 18 November 2011

Absolutely Nothing in Moderation: The Rum Diary...



‘When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,' as the good doctor famously said. The going is certainly weird, and the world’s fairly climbing the walls for another hit of Hunter S. Easy to be worried, though, that a cinematic version of The Rum Diary will disappoint, particularly if you’re a follower of the cult of Gonzo. But, fear not, it's in good hands: no more professional than Bruce Robinson, director of Withnail, in the arena of desperate, derelict, hundred mile an hour hedonism. Speaking of all that, the ever-lovely Lexi are putting on a HST double bill, with rum and other assorted liquors on offer. They’re even inviting punters to sneak in other ‘toxic inspiration’ themselves, laying down the gauntlet of the film’s tag line: ‘absolutely nothing in moderation’. Let the bad craziness commence…

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