Serenity Stan (This Week’s Movies)


Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway: Serenity (Graham Bartholomew/Aviron Pictures)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Serenity. “A premise so crackpot it’s impossible to believe that one of its 17 credited producers didn’t pull the director aside and slap him with a tuna.”

Stan & Ollie. “They re-create some classic routines, with obvious affection; these are performers who understand comedy in their bones.”

And please join us at the Scarecrow Video Screening Room tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 26) at 1 p.m., for the first meeting of the “Scarecrow Academy,” a yearlong project that will try to make the case that the greatest year in film history was 1959. The format will be intro/film screening/discussion, and I’ll guide the proceedings. There’s a little more about it in this post (not yet posted) for the Scarecrow blog.