Movie Week Ahead (4/8 through 4/14)

Upcoming Movies

Week 4/8 through 4/14

For the discerning Seattle movie viewer, exhausted of sifting through what to go see, please observe my weekly breakdown:

Wide Releases

The Boss


starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

dir. Ben Falcone (Tammy)

writers: Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory, Melissa McCarthy

Recently released after a stint in prison for insider trading, a businesswoman attempt to recover from her losses.

Will I see it?: Melissa McCarthy is not wrangled by Paul Feig, so viewer beware.

Everybody Wants Some!!

My Review

starring: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Glen Powell

dir. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

writers: Richard Linklater

“Spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused.  Follows the first weekend of college freshman baseball player Jake as he gets associated with his new adult freedoms

Will I see it?: Frickin amazing! Go see it!



starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper

dir. Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyer’s Club)

writers: Bryan Sipe (The Choice)

Grieving widower forms unlikely friendship with a customer service rep.

Will I see it?: I can’t say I’ll be rushing

Hardcore Henry


starring: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth

dir. Ilya Naishuller

writers: Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart

POV action flick.  Man is resurrected without memory and must save his wife

Will I see it?: Action shlock.  No thank you.

Midnight Special


starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst

dir. Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)

writers: Jeff Nichols

Father and son go on the run when the son’s special abilities are discovered

Will I see it?: Certainly will be!

Limited & Foreign Features

Marguerite (France)


starring: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau

dir. Xavier Giannoli

writers: Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano

Cesar Award Winner (French Oscar). Wealthy socialite Marguerite Dumont becomes an opera singer, despite her terrible voice.

Will I see it?: Looking for this weekend.

Mr. Right


starring: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell

dir. Paco Cabezas

writers: Max Landis (Chronicle)

Girl is attracted to a hitman on the run.

Will I see it?: It’s Anna Kendrick, but ehhhh….

Born to Be Blue


starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo,

dir. Robert Budreau

writers: Robert Budreau

Reimagined musical biopic of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker.

Will I see it?: Plan to see this one on Monday

April and the Extraordinary World (France)


starring: Marion Cotillard (voice)

dir. Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

writers: Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand (author of Snowpiercer)

French steampunk Napoleonic adaptation of graphic novel.  Young Avril seeks her missing scientist parents.

Will I see it?: Sounds quite intriguing.



starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath

dir. Aleksandr Sokurov

writers: Aleksandr Sokurov

Based on a true story of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation.

Will I see it?: Would certainly like to, but it’s a busy week

Still Around

Eye in the Sky

starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

dir. Gavin Hood (Tsotsi)

writers: Guy Hibbert

Drone warfare provides difficult decisions for a UK officer when a young girl enters into the equation

Will I see it?: Great reviews with great cast.

Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)


starring: Antonio Bolivar, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis

dir. Ciro Guerra

writers: Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language.  Two scientists accompany the last member of an Amazonian tribe to find a sacred plant.

Will I see it?: I would certainly like to!

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