Saturday, November 5, 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

I’ve got nothing to report on this particular week. I’ll pass on Tower Heist and certainly on A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.

New to DVD

Crazy Stupid Love (highly recommended): This winning comedy doesn’t have a weak link, featuring great performances from Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. It’s hard not to like, and it’s definitely above average. I saw it in theatres twice and enjoyed it just as much both times.

Cars 2 (recommended): This Pixar sequel is just as fun as the first, though those who didn’t enjoy the 2006 original probably won’t care for this bigger, louder, showier film which incorporates some spy adventure into the familiar car-racing storyline. As tends to be the case with Pixar films, it’s just as fun for the parents as it is for the kids.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

In the Loop (highly recommended): This biting satire of British-American relations and winner of the 2009 AFT Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is absolutely hilarious. It’s a frantic, fast-paced film with frequent laughs and a terrifically zany plot featuring terrific performances from the likes of Peter Capaldi and the rest of the cast.

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