Hey there, everyone! Spring has sprung, proving to us once and for all that it’s not the weather, it’s us. Now that you have no excuse not to go to the gym, you discover that you never were gonna go. But that’s okay. Relax, sit back and enjoy a movie. We’ll have you feeling better in now time at all 🙂 Whew! Thank God for movies.
What’s unforgettable about the slightly campy UNFORGETTABLE (sorry, couldn’t help myself)? Yup… the gorgeous settings. Otherwise, this is a forgettable love-triangle. Rosario Dawson is competent as our sweetie Julia, who manages to eke out a living editing books on a crowdfunded platform (must be nice). Other than that, she sort of hangs out looking fab in her hot boyfriend’s (Geoff Stults) beautiful mansion, chats with her cool friends, and goes to fun parties. If the flick shines at all, it’s due to Katherine Heigl, who’s excellent in the role of Tessa, the crazy stalker ex-wife who takes out her various neuroses on her poor daughter Lilly (Isabella Kai Rice) and Julia. Moral of the story? Don’t store legal documents on your phone. Oh, and also, nekkid pictures. Here’s the trailer:
As if in answer to THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT, THE PROMISE shows things from an Armenian perspective. Oscar Isaac plays Mikael Boghosian, a doctor from southern Turkey in the early 1900’s, who, despite being betrothed to a rich young lady, falls in love with an Armenian artist (Charlotte Le Bon)—who has an a*holish American boyfriend (Christian Bale). Then the Armenian genocide intervenes. There are parts in which the director shows us the utter helplessness of the survivors, and it is in these moments that the movie truly shines. But otherwise, this is one of those vast sweeping epics that desperately needs a better sense of scale to make us feel the anguish of its characters. Too late.
Is this a taste of things to come (THE COVENANT…yes!) from Sir Ridley Scott? PHOENIX FORGOTTEN is a chilling found-footage flick he produced based on the actual event from March 13th, 1997, when a triangular formation of lights appeared in the Phoenix, AZ night sky. Josh (Luke Spencer Roberts) is one of three teenagers who went missing while trying to investigate the lights. Now Sophie (Florence Hartigan), his sister, returns home to find his camcorder. Definitely worth a look:
Right-o! See y’all at the theater. And I’d love to know just how much you disagree with my opinions 🙂