I'm sitting in a lovely apartment in Brooklyn watching the rain drizzle by in the wet cold morning. Spending the week in NYC means a bit of scheduling challenge to post this blog, but I think most of you will agree that kicking it with the family is probably the most important thing going on. Still and all, I must tell you about the movies, so here is a very abbreviated weekly blog. The big releases of the week are SHERLOCK HOLMES, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, and AN EDUCATION starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard. I haven't seen either, but they both look pretty awesome.
Without much further ado, I will tell you about the movies coming out this week:
ABBOTT & COSTELLO: THE COMPLETE SHOW is 1900 minutes of pure hysterical comedy.
AFGHAN STAR is a documentary about music under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND - This is the animated version, another release capitalizing on the remake in the theaters now.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKUEL - for the kids.
THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX was Germany's official entry to the Academy Awards last year and is about post Nazi-Germany leading up to the Red Army Faction terrorist group.
THE BACKYARDIGANS: ESCAPE FROM THE TOWER.
THE BEACHES OF AGNES - From director Agnes Varda.
THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS.
AN EDUCATION - Written by Nick Hornby and starring Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan, this film was nominated for Oscars and is about a young girl who gets involved with an older worldly man.
HOUSEBROKEN - A comedy starring Danny DeVito.
IMAX: UNDER THE SEA - this is an amazing underwater documentary, and even more wonderfully, it is narrated by Jim Carrey.
THE LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERIES - More excellent British television.
BIG SUR: WILD CALIFORNIA - From National Geographic.
MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS - I was assured many people had asked for this...
MONSTER CAMP - Hmmm.
NICK JR FAVORITES GO GREEN! - More brainwashing for the children.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN A BATTLEFIELD - This Korean comedy looks pretty strange.
PURPLE RAIN - Ah, 10 years ago I asked David Ayoob to buy this on VHS, and now I am buying it on DVD. That feels cool to me.
SHERLOCK HOLMES - Guy Ritchie's bare-chested, hard-nosed, homo-erotic take on the famous detective starring Robert Downey Jr, and Jude Law.
ROBIN WILLIAMS: WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION - should be funny and relateable, I'm guessing.
ZULA PATROL: SEASON ONE - for the kiddies.
Please grill the staff for any further hints of which brilliant films to watch...I imagine THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX is a hard film, but one with many rewards. Just like New York City! Which I will now get back to.
Love and Kisses,
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