Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.
Prometheus. “Exerts a firm hold on the back of the neck.”
Moonrise Kingdom. “Abundance of feeling for childhood realities.”
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. “Wonderfully goofy.”
The Day He Arrives. “Loose ends extend in brain-teasing directions.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about Prometheus and the idea of the prequel, plus some words of gratitude for Ray Bradbury, a bright guiding light of my childhood. The talk is archived here; the Horto-segment begins at the 20:30 mark.
At What a Feeling!, a Prometheus-inspired week of 1980s sci-fi reviews concludes with a piece on Stewart Raffill’s Ice Pirates.
This afternoon I’ll pop up briefly on KCPQ-13′s afternoon News at Four for some chatter about the weekend’s openings; probably closer to 5 p.m. than earlier in the hour.
Next Wednesday, June 13, I’ll deliver “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington speakers series, at the Chehalis Library, in Chehalis, WA, at 6 p.m. Location details here.
And a week from today, June 15, join the founders of Framing Pictures for another in-depth conversation aimed at encouraging movie talk: at 5 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum, film critics Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, and I will discuss movies, including upcoming repertory events in Seattle. It’s free, and beer and wine is available for purchase.