It’s that time of year again, time to enjoy summer weather and mindless entertainment. Póngale mantequilla a las palomitas please!
Here we go. Summer's here with all the popcorn movies.
I have yet to see Bridesmides and the other fun stuff that’s out there right now. But I’m more excited about other non commercial nor maintream movies which look much more interesting.
"Beginners" stars 2 of my favorite actors: Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor. Looks very interesting.
(Synopsis from website:) From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. -Beginners- imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.
Buck looks like an amazing documentary and was a hit at Sundance this year.
(Synopsis:) “Buck” follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life.
And now to my favorite movie I’ve seen this year, so far, “Midnight in Paris” from Woody Allen. If you love intelligent movies with dialogue (remember those?) and love to read the literary American classics, or if you just plain love Paris, then this is the movie for you. I won’t give it away but I sincerely hope you get a chance to see it. It’s so original, I can’t describe it without giving out too much information. Just go see it! (Plus the poster is really nice.)
Great movie, one of the best from the recent work of Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris."