Saturday, September 3, 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 Debt (recommended): This thriller based on an Israeli film follows a Mossad team in two time periods and features some strong performances. It’s not entirely excellent but is certainly competent enough, both thought-provoking and suspenseful. Now playing in wide release. Read my review from Wednesday.

Seven Days in Utopia (mixed bag): This G-rated golf movie is very determined to be inspirational, and in that pursuit, it skips over any sort of conflict that might arise for its main character. Even though it doesn’t offer much intrigue, it’s a perfectly pleasant and enjoyable film. Now playing at the AMC Empire. Read my review from yesterday.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
(recommended): This wild comedy stars Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, and a whole slew of other people. Like last week’s release “Our Idiot Brother,” it’s not as hilarious as it could have been, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a lot of fun and highly enjoyable. Now playing at multiple AMC theatres in the city and Regal Union Square. My review will be up tomorrow.

New to DVD

In a Better World (highly recommended): I implore you to see this Danish film if you haven’t yet, the best film of the year thus far and the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film last year. It’s an intense, emotional experience, but highly worthwhile.

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