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Friday, June 6, 2008

This Weekend at the Movies

posted by on June 6 at 16:34 PM

In regular movie openings this week…

OMG. Remember Windshield Wanda? Here’s her first appearance in Last Days, under her nom-de-real-life Chante Mallard. Now there’s a movie based on this mind-blowingly awful story, and it’s a horror-comedy. Starring Mena Suvari. You must see Stuck as soon as possible. Here’s my review.


We also have reviews of SIFF alum Kung Fu Panda (Andrew Wright: “The story’s cookie-cutter predictability may keep things from ever quite reaching Pixar’s rarified air, but there’s the gratifying sense throughout that the makers have finally stumbled across an amiable formula that might actually be worth cultivating. Until, that is, a gawdawful hiphop remix of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ blares out over the end credits) and the Adam Sandler vehicle You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (Lindy West: “Negligible, mediocre, unrepentantly ordinary”).

Lindy also previews the Seattle True Independent Film Festival in Concessions this week. Movie times for the first week of the festival can be found at our Movie Times page.

And Charles Mudede profiles local filmmaker Zia Mohajerjasbi, who has a short film in STIFF.

Limited runs to look out for include the entire Dennis Nyback series at the Grand Illusion, repeat tribute screenings to Yves Saint Laurent tonight at Northwest Film Forum (on his life and atelier), and Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, also at Northwest Film Forum.

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Kung Fu Panda was great - including the credits.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 7, 2008 1:51 AM

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