“Those inclined to reduce films to loglines could easily boil The Lego Movie down to “Toy Story meets The Matrix,” but that description fails to capture how much the film plays by rules it seems to be making up as it goes along. For a film that clearly required a small army to make, it often feels thrillingly off-the-cuff, which keeps with The Lego Movie’s themes of creativity and weirdness: Nobody’s following an instruction book with this one. ”
The Lego Movie is named Essential Viewing, because everything is awesome. [Read more…]
“A Hard Day’s Night finds the band reveling in its then-new fame while trying to escape it, if only for a few moments at a time. John, Paul, George, and Ringo cast a skeptical eye at the machinery of stardom, but they never seem cynical about what it means to be The Beatles in 1964, and never do anything to give those screaming throngs any reason to grow disillusioned with their idols. The music is as pure as the motives of the people making it: young men, just a few years older than the audiences they’re working into a frenzy, who want nothing more than to express themselves and please the crowd. It’s just the rest of the world, with its endless questions and demands, that keeps getting in the way.”
Zip up your Beatle boots and practice your hysterical screaming: A Hard Day’s Night is our Movie Of The Week. [Read more…]
Besides YO, FRANKENSTEIN? I’m not sure I have one.
INHERENT VICE is up there. UNDER THE SKIN sounds amazing. INTERSTELLAR. NYMPHOMANIAC. THE LEGO MOVIE and 22 JUMP STREET. GONE GIRL.
I did not answer your question well.
The Spanish-language title for I, Frankenstein is both accurate and awesome.
This is my most anticipated movie of 2014, 2015, and 2019.
The Jack Kirby Museum opens TODAY for one trial week:
Monday, November 4–Sunday, November 10th
178 Delancey Street, New York City
Admission is FREE; suggested donation $2 for adults
It looks like it’s open 12pm-7pm most days, but check www.kirbymuseum.org for details. There’s an opening reception Monday night at 7pm.
This is what I’d be doing today if I could.
Grant Morrison on The Killing Joke