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Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Weekend Watch: Thanksgiving Day Edition



Gobble Gobble Gobble and all that lame intro garble that you have seen in countless other articles. Yes folks it's that time of year to be with family and eat lots of food. If you don't like your family or food for that matter, don't worry. Because there are a few good movie choices you could watch this weekend.


***Note if The trailers have ads when you click on them. I apologize.




The Muppets.





Oh hell yes. I'm am really excited to see this and wish I could give you folks a review. Umm the story is..... ummm about...ummm....I don't care. You could have the Muppets all sit in a room and have them all read "The Gatsby" and I would still see it. Nevertheless this does look cool.




 My Week with Marilyn.




Michele Williams has the look and the voice of the iconic sex symbol. She also does something that no ever actress has done with this part and has seem to add a layer of personal turmoil to this character.   Miss Williams was passed over by Natalie Portman's wonderful performance in "Black Swan" at The Oscars last year.   I hope she gets her chance this year.




Hugo.




Director Martin Scorsese not only directs a 3D movie, but I believe that this is his first family movie as well.   This is the type of movies children should watch more of.  It has a level of maturity that I see lacking in a lot of kids films lately.




Melancholia.




For some of you who feel like the holidays isn't depressing enough.  There is Lars Von Trier's interpretation of the disaster flick.   Click on name to read full review.




A Dangerous Method.




David Cronenberg's latest involves the famous Sigmund Freud(Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung(Michael Fassbinder) as men who both become involved with the same women(Kira Knightly).  This movie reminds me of Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" that also is set around two doctors and sexual fetishes.  This looks good.




Arthur Christmas.




From Aardman animation comes the true story of how Santa is able to deliver all of those presents in a single night.  It turns out that it's done with a crackpot team of resourceful workers including the company's dud Arthur(James McAvoy).  After watching this trailer I have seen the whole movie and predict that Arthur will be able to save Christmas.  I do like the whole Brittish cast though.




Have a good weekend everybody.

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