What’s up movie watchers? It’s been tough catching up with all the Oscar nominees before the broadcast – I have not gotten to watch most of them – but did recently watch Captain Phillips (see review below). That leaves 7 more to watch in the next week and a half and all of these are not out on DVD yet (both Gravity and Nebraska are out today)! I have to finagle some viewings asap.
WEEKLY MOVIE REVIEW: I wasn’t expecting to like Captain Phillips so much – I’m not a giant Tom Hanks fan, to me he’s just always Tom Hanks, but he was great in this. Director Paul Greengrass of Bourne fame, has created a thriller that is both thoughtful and suspenseful by focusing on the humanity of the kidnappers (the acting of Barkhad Abdi was amazing as well – and nominated for Best Supporting Actor).
MOVIE SHOWING: Speaking of Gravity, we’ll be showing this on Friday for Lunch and a Movie. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, it’s a Best Picture contender and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Join us at noon in the Community Room.
New Releases 2-25-14:
Rush – Blu-Ray and DVD: Ron Howard directs this film about Formula One racing in the 1970s.
Gravity – Blu-Ray and DVD: nominated for Best Picture, this film explores the terror of outer space.
Nebraska – Blu-Ray and DVD: nominated for Best Picture as well, this is Alexander Payne’s latest movie about a man on a road trip with his sons, seeking a sweepstakes prize.
Thor: the Dark World – Blu-Ray and DVD: Thor is back to restore order across the cosmos!
Blue is the Warmest Color – Blu-Ray and DVD: a hit at the Cannes film festival, this is a French film about intense first love.
Pulling Strings – DVD: Mexican star Jaime Camil stars as a mariachi singer trying to get a visa from the American embassy.
Mr. Nobody – DVD: a new release of a 2009 movie starring Jared Leto (nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyer’s Club) about Nemo Nobody, a 118 year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality.
Narco Cultura – DVD: a documentary about narco-traffickers that looks at their influence on pop culture on both sides of the border.