This week Will makes two quick recommendations …
Alrighty, film fans, get ready to have an opinion! Due to this weeks overly full docket (I am getting married in 10 days after all), I am going to make two quick recommendations and begone!
Number One! -If you haven’t seen The Crucible at Custom Made Theatre just go already. It’s excellent. The smaller space brings the fever pitch of the play to great heights. I know you’ve seen it before but it’s better than you remember and it just extended its run. So do it! it’s worth it.
Number 2 – Go see Edge of Tomorrow. I know, I know. You hate Tom Cruise. Oh wait you don’t? Then stop reading this and go. What’s that? You do hate him? Gotcha. Apparently that’s pretty trendy right now. Either way, listen. Regardless of what you think of Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow is a finely tuned, lean summer blockbuster. It’s the best summer blockbuster of the season, so far, if you ask me. Noah, Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman 2…all these clock in at almost 150 minutes! Edge is less than two hours. In and out excellent popcorn entertainment. Great pace, seamless CG, unique creature design, a familiar concept (resetting the day/re-doing events) done in a new way (Think Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers…yeah, you read that right). I’m not asking you to hang out with Cruise or to join Scientology. I’m just asking you if you want to see a good movie. You’ll have a better time than you expect. And, sidebar, Emily Blunt is a proper badass.
If you want to have a longer discussion of Cruise, read this article by Gabriel Urbina and get back to me. I think he lays out an interesting summary.
Lastly, before you tear into me about going all populist and mainstream, remember I wrote about Jim Jarmush too.
Edge of Tomorrow. Digital image. http://www.imdb.com ;N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
Urbinda, Gabriel. “Why Do We Love/Hate Tom Cruise So Much?.” MXDWN.com. 09 Jun 2014: n. page. Web. 10 Jun. 2014.
Yamada, Jay. Mary Warrens Spirit. 2014. Photograph. http://www.custommade.org, San Francisco. Web. 27 May 2014.