The Weekender: ‘Wanted,’ dead or alive


Prometheus* (R)
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
Directed by Ridley Scott
A blockbuster with a brain, Scott’s return to the Alien franchise is spectacular. Read my review for College Movie Review here.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)
Starring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith
Screenplay by Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach
Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Get ready for another round of underachieving animated comedy from DreamWorks, this time finding our zoo escapees on the run, hiding out with some circus animals.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (R)
Starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Written by Christina Mengert & Joseph Muszynski
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Read my review for Pegasus News here.

Grand Illusion (NR)
Starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay
Written by Charles Spaak & Jean Renoir
Directed by Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir’s second-most loved film (after The Rules of the Game) is this widely regarded 1937 film about French POWs during World War I. Rialto is giving it the big restored re-release treatment for its 75th anniversary.

Where Do We Go Now? (PG-13)
Starring Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim, Nadine Labaki
Written by Rodney Al Haddid, Thomas Bidegain, Jihad Hojeily, Nadine Labaki, Sam Mounier
Directed by Nadine Labaki
After winning the coveted People’s Choice Award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, buzz was strong for this Lebanese dramedy about women who try to ease religious tensions in their village. But a Best Foreign Language Film nod at the Oscars never materialized, and it’s now going relatively unnoticed, even in a relatively strong year for foreign films at the art-house box office.

Also opening:
Cinemark Legacy: Every Breath U Take (PG-13) — Having watched the trailer, I think this could be the worst movie ever made…

It’s Human Rights Doc Weekend at the Texas Theatre. Check their website for showtimes and titles.

AT HOME (click links to watch on Netflix):
Top Pick:

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 8)
A move back to New York was just what Larry David needed to revitalize the show—and maybe even top it—after Season 7’s Seinfeld reunion which aired all the way back in 2009. This season features such classics as “The Palestinian Chicken” (about Larry’s unease at enjoying the enemy’s cuisine), “The Bi-Sexual” (in which he fights Rosie O’Donnell for the affections of a woman) and “Larry vs. Michael J. Fox” (self-explanatory).

To rent:
Act of Valor (25%)
American Animal (65%)
Bad Ass
Declaration of War (85%)
Hit So Hard (55%)
John Carter (52%)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (42%)
Machine Gun Preacher (29%)
Safe House* (54%)
Tomboy (97%)
The Woodmans (94%)
The Yankles

To buy:
Music: John Mellencamp: It’s About You, Paul Simon: Under African Skies

TV: Babar (Season 1), Breaking Bad (Season 4), Burn Notice (Season 5), CatDog (Season 2, Vol. 1), Fairly Legal (Season 1), Falling Skies (Season 1), Jackie Chan Adventures (Season 2), Jumanji (Season 1), The Layover (Season 1), Necessary Roughness (Season 1), Pretty Little Liars (Season 2), Sheena (Season 1)*, Thundercats (2011 Season 1, Vol. 2) Top Gear (Season 18), White Collar (Season 3), Workaholics (Season 2)

Blu-ray: Blood Work, Cocktail, The Color of Money, Erin Brockovich, The Grapes of Wrath*, Hondo, A Perfect World, Ransom, Scent of a Woman, Sea of Love, Seven Days in Utopia, Smokey and the Bandit, The Sting, U.S. Marshals*, Yellow Submarine, Zorba the Greek

(All release dates and locations subject to change.)

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