The Weekender: Slim pickin’s

Note: This is the first weekend in years where no major studio had a single new wide release. Thus, I’ll only briefly summarize the handful of new films out this week.

Angelika Dallas: Young Goethe in Love (NR)
Rapscallion law student falls for woman promised to another man. What my mom would call “a wig movie.”

Cinemark West Plano: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (G)
Critically acclaimed documentary on Kevin Clash, the big guy with the big heart, who has played everyone’s favorite red Muppet for decades.

Texas Theatre: House of Boys (NR)
Semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama about the gay club scene in 1980s Amsterdam.

Top Pick:

30 Minutes or Less (44%)
For some reason, critics didn’t respond favorably to Ruben Fleischer’s follow-up to Zombieland. While it’s nowhere near as brilliant and re-watchable as that dark comedy, 30 Minutes or Less is still hilarious and quotable, and deserves a rental.

To rent:


To buy:
Music: Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Beyoncé: Elements of 4 – Live at Roseland, Dixie Chicks: Vh1 Storytellers, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls – Live in Texas ’78

TV: 30 Rock (Season 5), Hot in Cleveland (Season 2), LOOK (Season 1), Smallville (Season 10)

Blu-ray: Horror Express

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