ARCH'S WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 10/24/13

October 28, 2013 - 11:22 AM
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Hope you see something good at the movies...

4 STARS

Gravity - Breakthrough moive about danger in space.  Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and state of the art special effects.  Oscar contender

12 Years a Slave - One of the nineteenth century's greatest true stories receives the movie it deserves.  Look for Oscar nomination for Chiwetel Ejiofor

Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."

3 1/2 STARS

Enough Said - Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini's mid-life romance sours when Julia meets James' ex

Rush (R) - Ron Howard's true life race car rival drama: exciting with a good message

Lee Daniels' The Butler - Forest Whitaker and Oprah re-live America's civil rights struggle

3 STARS

Captain Phillips - Tom Hanks as a true life hijacked cargo ship captain

All is Lost - Robert Redford tries to survive in a leaky sailboat in the middle of the ocean.  Its all in his eyes

Don Jon (R) - Comedy delight with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

2 1/2 STARS

The Fifth Estate - Hard to follow biography of Wikileaks Julian Assange.  Benedict Cumberbatch could be an Oscar contender

Prisoners (R) - Child abduction thriller has great power, but runs long

Baggage Claim - Light comedy - Paula Patton as a flight attendant looking for Mr. Right (Hint: He live across the hall)

In a World... - Lake Bell plays a struggling voice coach trying to break into voice over work

2 STARS

The Counselor (R) - Cromac McCarthy novel about drugs -- long and talky and substitutes posing for action

Carrie - Remake of a horror classic falls short

 

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