The big theaters have some snoozers this week. M. Night Shyamalan is back and his movie ‘The Visit’ is merely ‘Rotten’ over at Rotten Tomatoes. But The Nickelodeon has some good stuff. ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ looks great, and next week they’re screening the whole Apu Trilogy.
This movie looks really good. Featuring David Sedaris, Dan Savage, and George Takei among others, the film takes a funny and lighthearted but serious look at the ‘gay voice’. The Sunday showing also features a post-film discussion with the Director.
Here’s what’s new this week. I really don’t know what ‘The Transporter Refueled’ is about. A truck stop? And the sweet movie ‘Dope’ is re-opening. Check that one out. It’s a bit like if Spike Lee made a John Hughes film. Also don’t miss ‘Mistress America’, from Noah Baumbach and co-written with Greta Gerwig, opening Friday at the Nickelodeon.
It’s looking like a bit of a lackluster week for movies. Your best bet is probably No Escape, if only because of Owen Wilson and Lake Bell. If you don’t know Lake Bell, she wrote, directed and starred in a great movie about voiceover work in Hollywood called In A World“>In a World.
Also worth checking out is Best of Enemies, a documentary about a series of debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in 1968, starting Friday at the Nickelodeon.
So it looks like it’s Jesse Eisenberg week in Columbia. He stars in both ‘The End of the Tour’, a film about a writers extended interview experience with David Foster Wallace, and ‘American Ultra’, a film that has a comedic and gory graphic novel vibe. Also don’t miss the Children’s Film Festival, Seattle, starting this weekend at the Nickelodeon.
You’ll definitely have a hard time choosing what to see this week. Everything opening has gotten good reviews and maybe it’s because it’s late summer but these are all pretty interesting movies. If I had to pick just one I’d probably go with Straight Outta Compton.
Also I’d highly recommend checking out I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, showing Monday night at the Nickelodeon.