I think we could all use a good film that is a musical right now. There is nothing like leaving a movie theater with a song stuck in your head and a spring in your step. They can affect us in a completely different way than a simple narrative film and evoke emotions that we don't even know we have. That's why when Rock of Ages came out, I really wanted to be excited about it. I never saw the Broadway show, but I am a child of the 80s, so the nostalgia factor has reeled me in. I'm torn....part of me thinks it might be worth seeing for the pure fun sing-along factor, but part of me also wishes they just left it alone.
And then, there is the release of the Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg movie That's My Boy. Earning a whopping 22% on Rottentomatoes, it seems like we have another Sandler winner on our hands…or not. However, the thing that is really speaking to me is Your Sister's Sister. Mark Duplass, you can do no wrong.
In Theaters: June 15th
|1. Rock of Ages|
|2. That's My Boy|
|3. Your Sister's Sister|
Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt…need I say more? Ok, an indie comedy about Tom (Mark Duplass) who is in a depressed rut and is sent by his best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt) to her family's cabin to "get better". When he shows up, Iris' sister Hannah is there (Rosemarie Dewitt) and after Tom has sex with Hannah, things get much more complicated. My favorite thing: I'm not really even sure how this movie is going to turn out.
|4. The Woman in the Fifth|
Well, this looks creepy. Tom (Ethan Hawke) comes to Paris to win his wife and daughter back, but things go awry when he meets a strange woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and weird and bad things start to happen. 65% fresh, so if you are in the mood for some suspense, here you go.
|5. Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap|
Documentary exploring the roots and evolution of hip-hop. Ice-T takes you on the journey and most of the great rap artists make an appearance and looks like a pretty fascinating look at the genre of music that changed everything and took pop culture by storm.
A different and interesting take on an alien film. Julio wakes up after a one night stand to find a deserted city and a UFO flying over it. He must deal with a crazy neighbor and ex-boyfriend while also confronting the possibility of the end of the world. Looks like quirky and kind of fun science fiction.
|7. The Tortured|
When there is a review for the film that simply starts out with the word Ugh…I don't think there is much more that needs to be said.
|8. Girl from the Naked Eye|
Goes on a journey through the underground world of sex and drugs after a high-class escort is murdered and her protector vows to get revenge. Looks pretty and visually stimulating, but that might be about it.