Monday, June 18, 2007
**** new release list no.120
On towards another week. Lots of new stuff for everyone! This will be a short little post just sticking to the facts as it is late on Monday and I want to get this out before I pass out.
I saw THE STATION AGENT this week. What a brilliant movie! I highly recommend it. It was pointed out to me by one of you (Thanks Tish!). This is probably my favorite aspect of the film store. Talking movies.
This week I'd like to suggest you linger at the Criterion Collection which resides all the way to your left as you walk the door. Anything on these shelves is brilliant. Highlights of mine: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Beastie Boys Video Anthology, Grand Illusion, Fanny and Alexander, and Sweetie. My sister also highly recommends Schizopolis!
See ya at the shop,
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA.
Josh Hutcherson/AnnaSophia Robb/Bailee Madison.
Directed by Gabor Csupo.
* Childhood is the land of dreams and escape and Terabithia is the place two young kids escape to, in this adaptation of the popular kids’ book. This is a story of bonds forged over imaginary landscapes as well as the simple story of a boy and girl finding a common ground.
Heather Graham/Tom Cavanaugh/Bridget Moynahan
Directed by Sue Kramer.
* A comedy about a super tight brother and sister who try to find romantic partners for each other.
LIFE & HARD TIMES OF GUY TERRIFICO.
Kris Kristofferson/Merle Haggard.
Directed by Michael Mabbott.
* A faux doc about Guy Terrifico, legendary Country star!
Jim Broadbent/Samantha Morton
Directed by Tom Hooper.
* Long Longford is a fictional British campaigner whose views and opinions spark furious controversy.
MAX & MONA.
Directed by Teddy Mattera.
* Max Bua leaves his country home to go become a doctor in the big South African city of Johannesburg, only to discover that life will make up its own mind what you become..
Renée Zellweger/Ewan McGregor/Emily Watson.
Directed by Chris Noonan.
* Have you ever read a Beatrix Potter book? They are so freaky! Little animals in many very very not childish situations, dealing with quite dire situations at times. Zellweger plays Beatrix like one of her bunny characters, bounding exuberantly for a moment then lost in a dream.
Paul Weiner/Dan West.
Directed by Rick Popko and Dan West.
* Locally made horror spoof aiming to be for toilets what Psycho was for showers. Brilliant tagline: Don’t get caught with your pants down! Let’s just say that the bad guy undergoes a chemical transformation that makes him half-human half-feces.
Thomas Lennon/Robert Ben Garant/Kerri Kenney-Silver.
Directed by Robert Ben Garant.
* Reno cops, terrorist attacks, Miami Beach. Based on the popular Comedy Central television show, many folks find this “hysterical”!
Directed by Shaohong Li.
WAITING FOR HAPPINESS.
Kristen Stewart/Penelope Ann Miller, Dylan McDermott.
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.
* The story of two people who cross paths in the small coastal North African town of Nouhadhibou.
WR - MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM.
Milena Dravic/Jagoda Kaloper.
Directed by Dusan Makavejev.
* Part Wilhelm Reich therapy documentary, part Eastern European sexual liberation (with serious consequences) tale, this is a zany madcap journey into the Yugoslavian director Makavejev’s bizaaro world. Well worth the journey!
DAVID BOWIE: A REALITY TOUR.
Directed by Marcus Viner.
* Excellent tour show from the master.
THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH.
* Winnie gets mad props from his peeps .
YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW.
Sophia Loren/Marcello Mastroianni.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
* From the man who brought us THE BICYCLE THIEF comes this comedy about three different women (all played by Loren) and the social sexual politics they are governed by.