The most interesting movie released this week is not in the wide releases, but in the limited releases. It is the horror film Rubber about a killer tire. Yes, you read that right. It is getting good reviews. Craziness!
Directed: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Synopsis: A guy relives the same 8 minutes over and over again so he can find the bomber of a commuter train.
My Take: Twisty, mind-bending stuff from an awesome director and you get to stare at Jake Gyllenhaal. Win win!
RT Score: 92%
RT Consensus: Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller.
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The only movie worth paying attention to this week is Inglourious Basterds with its horrible spelling and all. Also, even though I am not a Robin Williams fan, his limited release movie World’s Greatest Dad looks pretty funny and it is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait!
X Games 3D: The Movie
Directed: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger
Synopsis: Brad Pitt leads a group of Jewish soldiers that are killing Nazis behind enemy lines during World War II.
My Take: As much as I’m tired of WWII movies, it is Tarantino so I must see it.
RT Score: 86%
RT Consensus: A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, Inglourious Basterds is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.
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Marci and I had a conversation where she was describing the Untraceable trailer to me. Once I realized what movie she was talking about, I commented how I couldn’t believe it was such a stupid looking movie and she responded, “I want to see it!” Marci is hilarious.
How She Move
Directed: Ian Igbal Rashid
Starring: Rutina Wesley, Tre Armstrong, Brennan Gademans
Synopsis: A girl has to go back to public school from private where some of the kids in her neighborhood think she’s too good for them. She gets into a step-dancing group to fit in.
My Take: The dancing looks pretty cool, but the story looks pretty predictable.
RT Score: 71%
RT Consensus: Energetic and gritty.
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Dan in Real Life
Directed: Peter Hedges
Starring: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche
Synopsis: Advice columnist can advise others, but makes a mess of his own life.
My Take: While the storyline isn’t very original, the performances look good.
RT Score: 62%
RT Consensus: The fine performances elevate Dan in Real Life beyond its sentimental plot.
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