Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. Absent a wealth of new film reviews during the weekend, I’d like to start providing a handy guide to a few choice movies currently playing in NYC as well as several films newly released on DVD. I’ll also aim to comment on those films I have not yet had the chance to see, and I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below. Understandably, some weeks will have considerably fewer releases to address than others.

Now Playing in NYC

The Tree of Life (mixed bag) is such a complicated mess that it’s hard to process. It’s way too art house for such a simple premise, yet there are definitely alluring and captivating parts that make it soar. Overall, you’ll need to be very patient to actually enjoy it and think it’s a terrific film. Read my review from yesterday.

I’m hoping to see The Hangover Part II sooner rather than later, mostly because I enjoyed the first film but didn’t have the opportunity to see it in theatres, so I don’t want to miss out this time too. I can skip Kung Fu Panda 2 since I didn’t care much for the first film. I’d like to see Skateland, which looked interesting when I saw a trailer for it at the Angelika.

New to DVD

My interest in I Am Number Four and Gnomeo and Juliet is about the same: none.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

Recently added, we have Stone, which should have been so much better and you can definitely skip. I’m personally interested in Kick-Ass, Howl, and Jack Goes Boating, three films from last year that I missed.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

Don't expect too much from "Kick-Ass" and you'll have a good time. Chloe Moretz gives a scene-stealing performance, and some of the action scenes are impressive.