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Friday, July 20, 2007

This Weekend at the Movies

posted by on July 20 at 14:01 PM

Briefly, the news: As noted by Adam Sekuler at Northwest Film Forum’s Hot Splice, two filmmakers with local ties made it into Filmmaker Magazine’s annual roundup of fresh talent. Congrats to Adam Blubaugh and Calvin Reeder (who’s mostly in LA now, but still counts).

You can see Calvin act in his buddy Brady Hall’s June & July, which appears in the web version of On Screen. (If you’re clutching a print edition, flip back to Film Shorts.) Also in the On Screen lineup: the pointless film-adaptation-of-the-musical-adaptation-of-the-superior-film Hairspray (condemned by veritable bad-movie connoisseur David Schmader), the SIFF biopic Goya’s Ghosts (Jen Graves says Javier Bardem’s great, but, um, he doesn’t play the artist), the eccentric-agrarian doc The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Andrew Wright admits it wanders, but apparently it’s still worthwhile), and Lady Chatterley, a refined French take on D.H. Lawrence’s novel (Jon Frosch says it’s better the second time around).


And in extra-special web extras this week, we have Lindy West taking down I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

Film Shorts is located at Get Out. This week, you’ll find reviews of Half Moon, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Cashback, and many more. And with that, I’m off to a vacation in the woods where no movies can find me. See Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday for me!

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Wow. It's rare when a movie is so bad Lindy has no choice but to be straightforward. Whither art thou sarcasm?

Posted by keshmeshi | July 20, 2007 2:47 PM

It sounds like it was designed by God to torture me, but I'm still glad I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry was made, just so Lindy West could write her review of it.

Posted by David Schmader | July 20, 2007 2:47 PM

All good movies, with two exceptions, and one is Cadavra.

Yes, I know it's supposed to be camp, but it's not even that good.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 20, 2007 3:02 PM

Matching Film Shorts to show time listings is a great thing, undeniably, for people looking at show times. Me, I like browsing the Film Shorts start to enjoy seeing how writers try to convey a film's essence in so few words, and the occasional brilliance achieved.

With that in mind, can the full-length Film Shorts be brought back to the website? I'm still in Japan, and don't have easy access to the print version.

Posted by lostboy | July 20, 2007 7:46 PM

Just so for the record, its Andrew Blubaugh.

Posted by adam | July 21, 2007 1:15 PM

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