Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome back 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

The Way Way Back (highly recommended): This winning comedy was one of my favorite films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The screenplay by directing duo Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is a blast, and the film features a terrific ensemble cast that includes Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, and particularly Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell. It’s hard not to like this one. Now playing at AMC Lincoln Square, AMC Empire, and Regal Union Square. Read my review from Sundance.

New to DVD

Nothing to report this week!

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

The Truman Show (highly recommended): This 1998 Oscar nominee ranks as one of my top ten movies of all time. Jim Carrey delivers the dramatic performance of his career as an affable man unaware that his entire life has been captured on camera, with able support from Ed Harris as the man behind the curtain and an astounding score from Philip Glass. A must-see film that has many layers to it.

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