Is anyone else out there starting to get worried that this damn hot weather might be the norm rather than just an abnormally long, dry stretch? Is this what the future holds? Is that new documentary, Mad Max: Fury Road, what we have to look forward to? Are we doomed? Best to stay inside with some cool flicks.
5 Flights Up – Comedy/drama that finds elderly couple Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton getting the boot from their apartment and having to find new digs elsewhere. Moving sucks. Moving when you’re old sucks even harder.
Girlhood – Excellent drama about a girl who joins a gang. Is the thug life all it’s cracked up to be or does she become disillusioned and want something better for herself? Watch and find out! At Commercial, soon to Cambie.
Maggie – Ah-nold dials is down a few notches to play the anguished dad of a young girl who is slowly turning into a cannibalistic zombie (those are the worst kind of zombies). It’s tough being a parent, dealing with teenagers and brain eating and all that.
Noir – Fine Canadian effort that revolves around a bunch of immigrants trying to make a go of it in Montreal. I think that there may be a gun involved.
Timbuktu – Excellent film about a cattle herder and his family chilling in Timbuktu (that place actually exists!) whose lives are upended by some nasty Jihadists. Nominated for an Oscar.
Welcome to Me – Kristin Wiig wins the lottery, goes off her meds and buys a talk show. Much hilarity ensues. At Commercial, soon to Cambie.
Wyrmwood – Fun-sounding zombie apocalypse movie that finds a talented mechanic trying to save his sister from a mad doctor amongst hordes of flesh eating monsters in the wasteland known as Australia. I can get behind that.
Coming Next Week
5 to 7
Kung Fu Killer
Clouds of Sils Maria
Recently Viewed and Recommended
Welcome to Me
What we Do in the Shadows
That’s it for this week, folks. Stay hydrated and wear a big hat.