Are you all getting ready for Thanksgiving next week? I am looking forward to the food, the family love, and the pumpkin pie. Also, the long weekend is a great chance to catch up on all the fall movie and new releases at my local Arclight and Laemmle theaters (los mejores cines en LA, if you ask me.)
Here are a few clips of recent and upcoming releases that look like my cup of tea.
THE DESCENDANTS– Directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. This is the latest release by the director of Election, About Schmidt and Sideways, and it’s been getting wonderful reviews. Este es un director que me gusta mucho por como maneja las emociones y los dramas de la vida diaria con mucho dark humor pero sin hacer juicios.
THE MUPPETS– Directed by James Bobin and starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams.
This movie is for the kid in ALL of us.
I grew up in Mexico watching The Muppets and they were just as equally famous over there as they were here. It was called “El Show de los Muppets” y lo pasaban en español. We would watch them every Sunday nights on Canal 13 (which no longer exists) and it was a BIG deal.
Jason Segel (who also wrote the movie) recently tweeted that he was in Mexico promoting the film and he didn’t know why the female reporter was getting all emotional about it. Well, that’s because we loved it too. Ask anyone who grew up with them and we can immediately time travel back to the late 70’s/ early 80’s and start signing the Muppet theme while visualizing the Theater opening…. “It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights…” (Or as we used to sing it “Ta ta ta ra ta ta ta…Ta ra ta ra ta ta”) Here are the Trailer and the Original Theme song from the TV Show.
The Muppets Movie
The Muppets Original Song
HUGO– Directed by Martin Scorsese. Just by looking at this trailer, I immediately know I want to see this film. It looks amazingly beautiful. Don’t you love the cinematography and 3D animation? The fact that Mr. Scorsese directed this movie makes me want to see it even more.