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Friday, July 27, 2007

This Weekend at the Movies

posted by on July 27 at 15:01 PM

First, some news:


Karen Allen is going to return for the next Indiana Jones movie. Even better: Spielberg has stated that the movie will feature no CG. Nice.

Now onto movies that are actually open, beginning with, of course, The Simpsons Movie. From Andrew Wright’s review: “[W]arts, post-freshness dating, needless Green Day cameos, and all, the simple fact is that I laughed more here—particularly in the first 20-minute chunk—than at any other movie this year. I’m not booing, I’m saying Boo-urns.”

Also opening: Talk to Me (“With a better script, and more life in the camera, Talk to Me might have become the movie everybody is talking about,” says Charles Mudede); Sunshine (“The term “visionary” gets batted around a lot when it comes to the sci-fi genre, but in its final, blazing moments, Boyle’s dazzling, triphoppy space opera comes closer than most,” says Andrew Wright); No Reservations (“Crack my shell, Eckhart! Crack it!” says Lindy West); Steve Buscemi’s Interview (“When you come to despise the only faces you’re given to watch, it’s hard to keep caring,” declares some jackass); My Best Friend (“Despite a promising black-comedic concept and the presence of the dependably wonderful Daniel Auteuil, that inner dimension just ain’t happening here,” says Andrew Wright); and The Trials of Darryl Hunt (“Every American should see this movie,” according to Christopher Frizzelle.

And finally, a couple interviews: Andrew Wright sat down with Sunshine director Danny Boyle, and Charles Mudede had a conversation with Talk to Me director Kasi Lemmons.

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I'm more excited by Stardust than Sunshine.

My friends and relations who saw Stardust loved it!

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 27, 2007 4:00 PM

I still love Marion Ravenwood (was that her name? Ok, maybe I don't love her that much but I'm glad she's coming back)

Posted by Jude Fawley | July 27, 2007 10:30 PM

Y'know, the rapid-aging scene at the end of "Last Crusade" is recognized for its pioneering use of CG techniques.

I'm just saying.

Posted by mattymatt | July 27, 2007 11:16 PM

Was it? If I recall correctly the aging scene was pretty much a straight up stop motion animation, similar to some of the ILM effects in Poltergeist, but I guess I could be wrong.

Posted by Jay | July 28, 2007 4:02 PM

Wow... I loved Karen Allen! She was awesome in the first movie.

Posted by wench | July 30, 2007 9:43 AM

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