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 12/9/2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Scott Derrickson, 2008). Don’t hold your breath for “Klaatu, barada nikto.” (full review 12/12)

Valkyrie (Bryan Singer, 2008). Maybe there are people who aren’t interested in World War II movies about plots to kill Hitler. Whatever. I would probably watch this movie if it were directed by the guy who did The Day the Earth Stood Still. (full review 12/25)

Also, my wife, Mrs. Robert Horton, was watching In Bruges while I was writing my review of The Day the Earth Stood Still, and I had to watch a couple of scenes. This movie (and Brendan Gleeson’s performance) needs to turn up in some critics’ year-end accountings, soon.