Friday, September 10, 2010

Double Feature: I'm Still Here & Lovely, Still

Each Friday, we will offer up two movies that are scheduled to be released within the accompanying weekend. We know, we know. It’s hard to come across blogs who ever actually get movie talk right. That’s why we won’t say much. A trailer. A paragraph. And boom – all you need to know about what new movies you can take your beautiful object of affection to see this weekend. It's like going to the drive-in movie theater. Remember those? So much fun. Thank us later, not now.

I'm Still Here

Intriguing, intriguing set of movies released this week (and the last week before one of the more anticipated movies I've seen previewed — "The Town" — finally comes out. How great does that look? Jeremy Renner. Jon Hamm. Are you kidding me?) So, this is what Joaquin Phoenix was up to all this time, eh? I have a sneaky suspicion this thing isn't going to open within 500 miles of me, so if anyone happens across it throughout the weekend, any comments left would be oh, so greatly appreciated. Casey Affleck is the only other name attached to this, so it must be great, right? Though I know I won't be able to catch it until it hits DVD, the hopes for this lie somewhere next to "Spinal Tap." Weather or not it turns out to be a music-y "Borat," remains to be seen, but we can at least keep our fingers crossed that these two dudes know what they are doing. Besides, you've seen "Walk The Line" and "Gone Baby Gone," right?

Lovely, Still

This was recommended to me weeks ago. I had no idea it was this close to actually coming out. Martin Landau (who, by the way, is absolutely fabulous in "Entourage") plays an old guy who falls in love with an old lady. Or, at least, so the previews suggest. Why would anybody want to see this? That's a great question. Why would I want to see it? Because it seems cute, silly! Love stories are the best (though only when they pan out, which is something I, in 26 years, have personally been unable to see through). The best part? Kids can double date with their parents. As the elders take in this particular film, the teens can sit in on a screening of "Going The Distance," though make sure you are over 18 because dang, that movie is crude. In any case, if you love love (something I've been guilty of way more often than a man should), give this a shot. If for no other reason because all people above the age of 60 are better than you. Honestly.


  1. I think I am now an old-people-movie person. Just saw Last Chance Harvey (Hoffman and Thompson - they're not REAL old but still), and I really enjoyed it. Especially Thompson!

  2. I'm Still Here is playing in my fair town a few weeks from now. I'm excited.

  3. I heard "Last Chance Harvey" was really good. Did it make you cry?

    And Mike, how long until it opens near you?

  4. October 6, so nearly a month, but I have it pencilled in.