Want Second Part (This Week’s Movies)


Jason Jones, Taraji P. Henson: What Men Want (Paramount Pictures)

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

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. “If the sequel doesn’t have the nonstop zing of the first movie, it’s still the kind of thing that makes you grin from beginning to end.” (Herald link here.)

What Men Want. “This kind of comedy should look effortless, but everybody here is working very, very hard.”

Capernaum. “Zain Al Rafeea gives one of those indelible child performances, showing the tough street-kid exterior while allowing the frightened vulnerability to show through.”

Hey, Seattle is allegedly about to be hit by a hefty snowstorm, so we are POSTPONING the Scarecrow Academy scheduled for Feb. 9. Instead, we will flip the session to Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. The movie in question is a little number called North by Northwest.

My Seasoned Ticket piece at the Scarecrow blog this week re-visits Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape, and the time Soderbergh came for a SIFF visit.