Saturday, May 26, 2012

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’m hoping to get a chance to see Men in Black 3 while I’m in Los Angeles this weekend, though it’s not a priority since I wasn’t enamored with the second film. Chernobyl Diaries looks absolutely terrifying, not to mention awful, and you couldn’t pay me to see that. I would, however, love to see Moonrise Kingdom, though I’m not sure I’ll get around to seeing it in a timely fashion.

New to DVD

Certified Copy (recommended): For those who don’t like subtitles, it might not be the best choice, but it’s not hard to follow the fascinating conversation that happens between two strangers in English, French, and Italian starring Juliette Binoche and William Shimell.

Perfect Sense (recommended): This romance takes place in the near future, when a chef and a scientist fall in love while humanity is losing their senses, starting with smell, one at a time. It’s a bleak but engaging film with strong performances and a great score, very well-conceived in terms of its execution.

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