Seattle Movie Week Ahead: 7/22 through 7/28

Upcoming Movies

Week 7/22 through 7/28

The vitriol spat at the humorous, mildly subversive Ghostbusters, including the racist remarks about star Leslie Jones, was unnecessary and disgusting.  In the glow of the terrors brewing at the RNC, our futures are looking a little more bleak and pre-civil rights movement than I’d hoped for in 2016.  But instead of tearing my hair out at the mere thought of Drumpf, let’s focus on the movies coming to Seattle this weekend and pray Ashton Kutcher shows up by the end of the week to tell us all we’ve been politically Punk’d:

1. Cafe Society


starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carrell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll

dir. Woody Allen

writers: Woody Allen

Why?: Woody Allen writes himself into 1930’s Brooklyn. I’m usually a fan of Woody’s period pieces (Broadway Danny RoseMidnight in Paris, Radio Days, etc).  Lovely cast.

Where?: Guild 45th, AMC Pacific Place

2. Star Trek Beyond


starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, so many others

dir. Justin Lin

writers: Simon Pegg, Doug Jung

Why?: Really liked the first one, enjoyed the second.  Between including a gay character and my dearly departed Anton Yelchin, I’m seeing it.

Where?: Sundance Cinemas, Majestic Bay, Ark Lodge, AMC Oak Tree, AMC Pacific Place, Regal Northgate, Regal Downtown

3. The Measure of a Man


starring: Vincent Lindon

dir. Stephane Brize

writers: Stephane Brize, Olivier Gorce

Why?: Cannes hit.  Vincent Lindon’s performance is supposed to be outstanding

Where?: Sundance Cinemas

4. Tikkun


starring: Aharon Traitel, Khalifa Natour, Riki Blich

dir. Avishai Sivan

writers: Avishai Sivan

Why?: Orthodox Jew returned to the living to face spiritual and existential crisis.  Appears to be David Lynch, mixed with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Where?: SIFF Film Center

5. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie


starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley

dir. Mandie Fletcher

writers: Jennifer Saunders

Why?: Never really watched the original, but the trailer looks fine.  See if you’re a fan of the original.

Where?: Sundance Cinemas, SIFF Uptown


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