Perfect Getaway Cove (Weekly Links)

Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week.


The Zahn-Jovovich honeymoon

Julie & Julia. “Blogging might not be the most exciting movie subject.”

A Perfect Getaway. “Incredibly satisfying.”

The Cove. “Could be an earth-shaker.”

The Garden. “The wheels still turn in the same crooked way.”

Paper Heart.”There’s a fine line between charming and precious.”

And for Rotten nation: have you read the secret diary of government agent John J. Flynn, which describes the period leading up the disagreeable events depicted in said comic book series? Go here and click on “Flynn’s Diary.” Issue #3 coming soon.

Movie Diary 5/20/2009

Paper Heart (Nicholas Jasonovec, 2008). Giggly comedian Charlyne Yi in a somewhat mystifying quasi-pseudo-documentary, with Michael Cera doing his thing. (Screens at Seattle International Film Festival, 5/23 and 5/24)

Up (Pete Docter, 2009). Well, hell, these Pixar people really are pretty good. You wouldn’t think a kid hanging from a garden hose smacking against a zeppelin window would be one of the highlights of movie year 2009, but it is. One bummer, a sign of the times: security people roaming through the aisles of the preview screening, diligently scanning the crowd for cameras as the movie plays on, out of focus. (full review 5/29)