Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Night Movie Recommendaions 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 in NYC

Coherence (recommended): This sci-fi head trip is a compelling claustrophobic drama, one which includes just the right amount of eerie genre material to make it intriguing and worthwhile. Now playing at Village East Cinemas. Read my review from yesterday.

New to DVD

Ernest and Celestine (highly recommended): This French Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, which screened at Sundance as part of the new Sundance KIDS category, is a wonderful and enthralling story about the friendship between a mouse and a bear. It’s great for kids and adults alike. Now playing at IFC Center. Read my review from Sundance.

Joe (highly recommended): Nicolas Cage is better than he’s been in a decade as the title character in this dark and involving story, which also features a superb performance from Tye Sheridan, one of the breakout stars of last year’s “Mud,” and strong filmmaking all around.

The Lego Movie (recommended): This animated smash may not be “Frozen,” but it’s still a lot of fun. Its catchy theme song and voice acting, particularly Chris Pratt as bubbly protagonist Emmet, exemplify its extremely likeable nature.

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