Nothing Like the Earth Stood Still (Weekly Links)

Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week:

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A wing or a Leguizamo?

The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Nothing Like the Holidays.

My Name is Bruce.

Lake City.

Dark Streets.

Virtual JFK.

Also did a brief appreciation of Say Anything… (maybe the most representative movie ever made in Seattle?) for City Arts magazine: here.

And I get rained on and visit a location from the filming of The Changeling (not to be confused with Changeling) for a Seattle Channel piece about movies shot in Seattle. Click here. The movies bit begins around 15:50 if you want to click forward in the show.

Movie Diary 12/8/2008

Seven Pounds (Gabriele Muccino, 2008). The poster is kind of a throwback to six or seven years ago or so, when an unadorned head shot of a star was enough to sell a movie: here’s Will Smith. What more do you need to know? (full review 12/19)

Nothing Like the Holidays (Alfredo De Villa, 2008). The family-holiday-squabble movie gone Latino, with a bunch of people (Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Pena) you’d rather see in something good. But they have to be in this, because it fills a gap in the release schedule. (full review 12/12)

My Name is Bruce (Bruce Campbell, 2008). Indefensible but hard to dislike, this is the estimable Mr. Campbell’s low-budget JCVD, without the good reviews. (full review 12/12)