Sorry, I’ve fallen a little behind on my movies due to the whole Comic-Con thing. This movie actually hit cable a couple of weeks ago. It’s making its rounds now on HBO.
“The Kids Are Alright” is the story of two teenaged children of a lesbian couple who seek out the sperm donor the women used… their biological father. The kids arrange the meeting on their own, but once the Moms learn about it, they insist on meeting him themselves.
Essentially the movie is a relationship dramedy with Ruffalo’s character, Paul, being the straw that stirs the drink. Paul is a laid back, earthy, single restaurant owner. His interjection into this family unsettles the prim and proper Nic (Bening) and reaffirms Jules (Moore). Soon the women are bickering as the balance of power between them shifts. His influence also acts as a change agent in the life of the two kids. Before you know it, you have an entire family questioning their relationships to each other…
Premiering tonight on Starz is “The Tourist”, last year’s tale of “international intrigue” starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
If you look at the director’s IMDb page, it states he was born “Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck” A name like that demands to be used in full whenever possible.
Angelina stars as the love interest of internationally renowned thief Alexander Pierce. Johnny Depp plays a schlub named Frank Tupelo, a community college Math teacher touring Europe.
Jolie begins the movie being spied upon and followed by a team of no less than 6,000 men. Of course she proves to be too smart for them by half. She’s sent a note by her husband in hiding to find someone his height and build and make her pursuers believe it’s him. Enter Depp, who she picks out on a train. She plays Depp into thinking she’s interested him, but it’s a ruse in order to put all the spies and gangsters following her onto him.
Making its debut tonight on HBO is Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort, “The Town”.
“The Town” is an amazing heist film that stars Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Pete Postlethwaite. It earned Renner an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and it currently holds a 94% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes.
For those of you who subscribe to Starz, tonight is the premiere of “The Social Network”, the 2010 David Fincher film starring Jesse Eisenberg which tells the story of the founding of Facebook. Based on the 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires”, by Ben Mezrich, this movie certainly can’t be accused on not being topical. LOL.
While the movie does show how everyone’s favorite social networking site got its start, it’s actually about the high price of success, money, and being smarter than everyone else you know.
Inception premieres this Saturday, June 18th on HBO.
If you missed it in the theatres, didnt catch it on demand and didnt buy it or rent it on DVD, well here’s your chance to right the wrong you’ve been doing yourself for a full year now.
Inception is one of those rare films that gives the audience credit for being intelligent. That’s not to say it’s a thinkpiece, by any means. It just means it doesnt pander to the lowest common denominator and over simplify everything for you. It gives you an action movie wrapped in a complex sci-fi structure that manages to keep your mind engaged whilst it gets your heart pounding.
More style than substance, and not even that stylisitc, this is a movie I’ve got recommend you take a pass on. I got sucked in by the cast. Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Zoe Saldana… there’s got to be something happening here, right?
Dont let the stink of M Night Shaymalan fool you! This movie is actually pretty fun.
The premise sounds like the setup for a joke, or some kind of riddle. “Four people and the Devil get stuck in an elevator…”
Once the Devil starts killing people off, though (done as the lights sporadically go out so no one can tell who done it) the movie gets creepy and cool. Meanwhile, powerless cops and security guards watch the action unfold over closed circuit tv and try to figure out who the killer is. Its like a claustrophobic “And Then There Were None”.
There’s worse movies than this one… I give it a B- !