Jersey Rover Dance (This Week’s Movies)

Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Jersey Boys. “Exudes a droll humor about all this, as though there really isn’t too much to get excited about.”

The Rover. “Lean on the bone.”

Obvious Child. “De-mystifies a divisive subject.”

The Dance of Reality. “The overall impression is energetic and imaginative.”

This afternoon, Friday, June 20, the talkers of Framing Pictures will return for another discussion on movies. We’ll be at the Northwest Film Forum at 5:30, and the event is free. Topics are rumored to include new films such as Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer, David Michôd’s The Rover, and Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys. Check out our Facebook page for updates here.

Come by the University Branch library at 6 p.m. on Monday June 23rd for a conversation between KUOW host Steve Scher and me as we introduce a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger. The library is kicking off a summer Hitchcock series and we’ll be setting the table. Our 15-minute talk will also be available as an installment of The Overlook Podcast. Info here.

And speaking of the Overlook Podcast, here’s our newest edition. Steve Scher and I talk about where Tom Cruise is these days: making good movies – including Edge of Tomorrow – but seeing his box-office clout decline. Listen up here.

One Response

  1. I had a lot of similar thoughts when I saw Jersey Boys last night.

    You can check out my review of Jersey Boys here:

    http://heavymetalebert.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/jersey-boys-movie-review/

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