I think if you look up “train wreck” in any dictionary, there will be a picture of this. What happened to Lara Flynn Boyle?!
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By now you’ve probably yawned through Bride Wars and Paul Blart and wondered if there’s hope for your DVD player. It’s time to look beyond the blockbusters to find cool movies for hot summer nights. Yes, some of these recommendations are heavy dramas; some even have subtitles. So expand your horizons already.
Who’s in it: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco
Why rent it: Oscar-winner Penn gives one of his greatest performances as the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk. The story tackles a big panorama and finds personal stories that touch, inform and inspire.
Opening Wednesday in wide release:
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PG-13): This is the big one, the big kahuna, the movie expected to rule the summer box office. Director Michael Bay follows up his surprisingly effective smash hit from the summer of 2007 with the second of an expected trilogy of films about giant robots from outer space that can turn into cars and the befuddled teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who befriends them.
The new MGM remake of Fame releases September 25 and the studio has just put out a new trailer. I must confess to loving the original show and movie… yeah, I was a kid at the time, but still it was great fun. Not so sure about the remake and the trailer doesn’t even include the classic song. Undoubtedly, I’ll be seeing it though given that I’m a sucker for musicals, but some classics are perhaps better left alone.
Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) returns in this timely feminist tale set in Iran.