Busy week at Thomas with lots of new movies. Here’s the listing:
Aaaah Zombies! Charming zom-com, about a military experiment gone wrong which spills into a bowling alley transforming a quartet of idiots into zombies without them being aware of the change.
Age of Innocence: Charming zom-com, about a military experiment gone wrong which spills into a bowling alley transforming a quartet of idiots into zombies without them being aware of the change.
Bukowski: Born Into This Comprehensive Documentary on Charles Bukowski
Burn Paris Burn: Bizarre psychedelic French science fiction / occult film. Featuring Venus Flytrap and Romarik De Malkhange Romarik, a misfit teenager, meets Venus, an occult student witch. After a little journey into the universe of Romarik’s mind, Venus feel that this guy could create The Ultimate Band and conquer the world. She has a plan… He records an album with Satan System. Venus casts a spell on it… Power and decadence of the old dark Paris !!! Highway to success and hordes of fanatics !!!
Casino Jack: A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies, Tom DeLay and Bob Ney.
Cronos: Criterion. Guillermo del Toro’s feature debut about a kindly antiques dealer who finds himself possessor and victim of the sinister, addictive powers of a device which grants immortality.
Despicable Me: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them.
Disengagement: A political drama from Amos Gitai centered around Israel’s pullout from the occupied Gaza strip and woman’s search for her abandoned daughter. Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau
Dollhouse: S2 A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments.
Frenemy: Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural forces of the universe. Sweet Stephen’s superficial charm and bloodsucking lifestyle sends him and Mr. Jack on a voyage that is relentless, engaging, and darkly hilarious.
Henry 4: Epic French period drama charts the ascendancy to the throne of Henry IV.
Knight and Day: June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn’t supposed to survive his latest mission.
Legends of the Guardians: Owls of Ga’Hoole When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.
Nanny McPhee Returns: Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman’s children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
Other Guys: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned.
Paul McCartney is Really Dead: Bizarre “documentary” supposedly revealing that Paul McCartney has been dead since the sixties and replaced with look-a-like
Pillars of the Earth: The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.
Skins: S2 & S3 BBC The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Soul Kitchen: In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. Moritz Bleibtreu, Fatih Akin, 2009.
Straight To Hell Returns: Restored version of Alex Cox’s 1986 cult classic featuring digitally improved violence and cruelty, six missing scenes, and completely remastered. Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, The Pogues.
Trash Humpers: Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee. Harmony Korine
Twilight Saga: Eclipse As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
Ciao for now,