Saturday, September 15, 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 theatres 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

As I’m no longer in New York and not yet in Los Angeles, I’ll have to wait at least another week to see The Master, which looks incredible. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Finding Nemo 3-D since it’s just a pleasant, charming movie.

New to DVD

Elles (recommended): This NC-17 rated French drama starring Juliette Binoche features an Elle reporter preparing an article about two very different prostitutes. It’s most effective when it really captures the personalities and inner thoughts of its characters, and definitely has its powerful moments. Also available via Netflix Instant Streaming.

We Have a Pope (recommended): This sweet and endearing film from director, writer, and star Nanni Moretti follows a newly-elected pope who panics and attempts to explore what normal life would be, leaving his fellow clergy members and his therapist to try to figure out what will come next. It’s a highly enjoyable, harmless, warm film.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

The Grey (recommended): This thriller essentially functions as a vehicle for Liam Neeson to be awesome as his oil rig worker and companions are chased through the snowy Alaskan wilderness by wolves following a plane crash. It’s a lot of fun, and quite a stressful experience.

Rocky (recommended): This 1976 Best Picture winner, along with four of its sequels, is now available to stream so that viewers at home can watch Sylvester Stallone go up against bulky foes over and over again.

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