Arts This Weekend at the Movies
posted by July 27 at 15:01 PMon
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.