Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Opening This Weekend - August 13th

Movies come out every week, of course, but sometimes it's hard to remember which ones. So here's what to look out for this weekend:

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

This one is a reboot of an old TV show from the mid to late 60's by Sherlock Holmes rebooter Guy Ritchie. U.N.C.L.E. is an acronym for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. If the trailer reminds you a bit of James Bond that's no coincidence. Ian Fleming himself was a contributor to the series even proposing the character of Napoleon Solo (to be played by Henry Cavill). It stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina). Ritchie is known for fun, fast paced films with numerous plot twists. So this one should be an entertaining watch.
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Mistress America

Noah Baumach is growing into a filmmaker I like quite a bit. Here he collaborates yet again with Greta Gerwig for "Mistress America." I enjoyed his previous two films "While We're Young," and "Francis Ha." The latter of which was a film that was co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig. It looks like it could almost be called Francis Ha 2, and even though it isn't, I would anxiously anticipate such a film. Here's hoping their second collaboration (not counting "Greenberg" which Gerwig did not have a hand in writing) is as good as their first.
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People Places Things


I'm a fan of Jemaine Clement. He's hilarious in "Flight of the Conchords" and "What We Do in the Shadows." This film looks like easily his most mature film yet. It looks funny, but deals with lost love and new found love all while raising kids both at home and at the school where he teaches. This could be the star-making vehicle Clement needs to become a bigger name in film. Even if it is, I hope he doesn't stray far from his indie roots.
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Which ones will you be watching?