Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I'm going to be 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 Help (recommended): This light-hearted drama tackles a serious subject matter with grace and humor, featuring four exceptional female performances from the likes of Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jessica Chastain. Now playing in wide release. Read my review from Thursday.

30 Minutes or Less
(mixed bag): This comedy is a disappointment, considering how funny Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, and Danny McBride have all proven they can be. There are certainly hilarious moments, but overall, this film just doesn’t cut it. Now playing in wide release. Read my review from yesterday.

I don’t have much need to see Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie since the show is more than enough for me, and I wouldn’t dream of seeing Final Destination 5 since I haven’t seen the first four and tend to shy away from horror movies in general.

Now on DVD

Super (anti-recommended): I can’t caution anyone against seeing this movie enough. It still ranks as my worst screened film of the year from a slate of over eighty films. It’s not even that it could have been so good with the talent of Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page involved, but more so that it’s absolutely horrendous. See next week’s “Griff the Invisible” starring Ryan Kwanten instead – that’s what this movie should have been.

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