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:
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!!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Lemme know if you wanna go to any of these