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.
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.
Some good movies are opening this week. Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Animations, is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh, and it’s also dialogue-free. The Wolfpack, starting Friday at the Nickelodeon, is a documentary about a group of brothers raised in captivity in NYC, learning most of what they know from movies. It looks like a riveting and unbelievable story.