HEY GUYS! Whoops. Hey guys. Regular hey guys. It’s a holiday weekend and you know what that means: MOOOOOOVIES! Hahaha. Maybe? I don’t know. There are so many ways in which a holiday weekend does not mean movies. I can easily think of 10 things off the top of my head that you should do this weekend besides watching some stupid movies, and I’m not even going to bother listing any of them here because we all know what they are and not everything has to have a list. But if you DID go to a movie this weekend, what would it be? BESIDES Men in Black 3? Like, after you go see Men in Black 3 when you are thinking about sneaking into a second movie, which you should never do because that’s stealing and don’t do it but if you were a criminal and you lived a secret double life as a criminal, what would it be? Probably Moonrise Kingdom. You’re the dorkiest criminal ever. Invite me to your barbecue, you dorks.

Hyde Park on Hudson

Hmmm. I mean, Bill Murray, obviously. But otherwise not so much. If I’m going to watch English aristocracy get mad about hot dogs, I’ll just wait for the hot dogs episode of Downton Abbey when the Lady Dowager continues to express her exasperation with her son’s marriage to Cora. I’ll probably watch this on a plane or something. Anybody have tickets to a plane?

Whole Lotta Sole

For a romantic comedy-esque romp this sure has a lot of semi-automatic weapons in it! Also, is it just me, or has the United Kingdom become the homebase for gangsters? Everyone is a gangster over there if you watch the movies. You guys OK over there? Somebody check on the United Kingdom. 2 many gangsters.

Anchorman 2

Steve Carrell.

The Master

I’m willing to accept that I might find myself on the wrong side of herstory when it comes to Paul Thomas Anderson, but I never liked his early movies. I didn’t like Boogie Nights and I hated Magnolia. (I want to rewatch Boogie Nights. Magnolia can still kiss my butt.) And so I went into There Will Be Blood expecting to hate it, and was just as on board as everyone else, which is to say very on board. That movie is wonderful. So now I am a Paul Thomas Anderson fan and this movie looks great. Things change.

Skyfall

YUP.

What Maisie Knew

A FILM ABOUT A MIXED UP WORLD! This movie uses little children and soundtrack cues the way Cameron Crowe uses, well, little children and soundtrack cues. And I’m not sure about this plotline where the mom married a dude for the sake of the little girl? That sounds like a mixed up world indeed! But, sure. Good luck, Maisie!

Comments (24)
  1. Come on by, Gabe. The only thing we still need at the BBQ is white wine, you got this?

  2. Well, I am going to see Hyde Park on Hudson. If I had an alley, this would very much be right up it. I kind really love B-B-Bertie and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. (Plus, plus, isn’t that Sophie from “Peep Show” playing Elizabeth?)

    • Points for liking Peep Show, minus points for not knowing Olivia Colman’s name. I’m going to see the movie too, I think. Hyde Park on the Hudson – everyone’s most anticipated movie of 2012? Let’s all go watch it together! And then go skydiving.

      • I love Peep Show so much, and now I know Olivia Colman’s name and will never forget. How do you feel about “That Mitchell and Webb Look?” It’s sitting in my Instant Queue but I’ve only seen one episode. Is it worth watching? (I saw the pilot and I really liked the BMX Bandit and Angel Summoner.)

        And yes, let’s go see Hyde Park on Hudson, eat a pizza, go skydiving without a parachute, ride the world’s biggest swing, ride the crazy Russian theme park ride, eat some pocisals, then fall into our laundry hampers! This is going to be the Best Summer Ever!

  3. ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ doesn’t make any sense at all historically. First, it isn’t even set in the right time period. Second, Benjamin Franklin was never president.

  4. I have watched the teaser for The Master at least a dozen times now. Does the Academy give out Oscars for teasers? Because I honestly feel like it deserves all of them. It looks fantastic, I can’t wait to see it.

    • I had a hard time recognizing that as Joaquin Phoenix. I knew it had to be, because of his lip, but I had to look it up to be sure. In just a few short seconds he succeeded in convincing me he was a different person. Good job.

    • that 1.5 minute completely context-free clip sends shivers up my spine. i am SOLD.

      gabe. HOW can you not like Boogie Nights?! It’s IMPOSSIBLE. WMOAT THAT. I dare you. there is no way you can ruin a top 10 all-time-favorite…..and yes, that is a challenge.

  5. But what of Punch Drunk Love, Gabe? WHAT OF PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

  6. Uhhh, where’s Gatsby?

  7. any1 else catch Lord varys in that Brendan Fraser movie

  8. It’s good to see Brendan Fraser back in the saddle again.

    And by saddle I mean movies adults can watch.

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