Well I finally did it…I went to see a movie…in a real theater! My daughter and I saw Moonrise Kingdom, a movie directed by Wes Anderson, at the Capitol Theatre here in Cleveland last week. It was great fun – quirky and touching and artsy. The colors and characters, the setting and situations were all nostalgic for mid-century America, but it was modern too. And, if you haven’t checked out Wes Anderson’s other films, we own them all here: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Onto the DVD releases:
Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows – the second Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes adventure; I’ve never seen the first – worth it?
American Reunion – a reunion of the American Pie gang – this one, I’m sure, is silly adolescent fun.
Being Flynn – Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano star in this film about the rocky relationship between a homeless father and son he hasn’t seen in 18 years.
Lockout – a man must rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison to earn his freedom – yikes!
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – I really want to love this movie, as I really enjoyed the book, but the reviews were not so good – still, the library version is free! Oh yeah, and it’s about a Middle Eastern sheik who wants to bring fly-fishing to the desert.
Project X – partying adolescents gone wild (see American Reunion above).
Friends with Kids – a great cast about a group of friends dealing with children, marriage, love, etc. – an adult movie (do not see American Reunion or Project X above).
Casa de mi Padre – a telenovela-like movie with Will Ferrell – muy excelente!
The Three Stooges – a remake of the classic trio…
4:44 Last Day on Earth – as the world is coming to an end, two lovers decide to spend their last moments together. Willem Dafoe stars so it should be intense.
The Fairy – a bit of fluff Francaise style – a hotel clark falls in love with a fairy who grants him three wishes – what’s not to like?
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night – I saw this on PBS and it was really fascinating – I guess I didn’t know Johnny was so influential, but wow – and he was a bit of a tortured soul as well…