Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer Movie Monday: Magicians, Anarchists, and Lovers

Since I skipped last week (oops, sorry)...

Before Midnight

Opening Friday, May 24th
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
97% on Rotten Tomatoes

This third installment in Jesse and Celine's story of love and life and Europe continues on in Greece, two decades after their first meeting. These movies are made with love and passion, and these characters are infused with reality and care. This third (and hopefully not last!) story should be as much of an adventure as the first two.

The East

Opening Friday, May 31st
Directed by: Zal Batmanglij
70% on Rotten Tomatoes

This looks to be an indie thriller that is fraught with tension as it goes into the world of the CIA and anarchist groups. How far will a young operative go to uncover and expose their actions, and will she be persuaded while trying to do so? This could either be very interesting or it could miss the mark and veer too far into clichés. It's especially refreshing to see such a strong female cast with this genre.

The Kings of Summer and Now You See Me after the jump

The Kings of Summer

Opening Friday, May 31st
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
73% on Rotten Tomatoes

It's every kid's dream. A summer living in the woods with your friends and no parents. I mean, not my dream, but you get the gist. This should prove to be a fresh, funny coming-of-age story. Its killer cast alone can carry it far. Plus, Ron Swanson can do no wrong, am I right?

Now You See Me

Opening Friday, May 31st
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
48% on Rotten Tomatoes

A cool premise and an absolutely killer cast make this an irresistible draw to the theater. I'm hoping this will be filled with genuine twists and turns because that's what it's trying to promise. 

Also playing: Epic (62%), Fast & Furious 6 (71%), Fill the Void (85%), The Hangover Part III (20%), The Purge (38%), Shadow Dancer (82%)

Coming Next Week: The Internship (33%), Much Ado About Nothing (89%), Rapture-Palooza (27%) and more!

What movies are you looking forward to this summer?

1 comment:

  1. Love the weekly movie reviews! I have a feeling this will be getting me to the theater more...