Friday, December 13, 2013

What to Watch This Weekend: December 13, 2013

There are some great options on all fronts this week.  If you're interested in more of a documentary, check out The Punk Singer, about the life of Kathleen Hanna, a vocal female punk singer and feminist. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is also out this week, although we felt it was more of a rental. 

Very few movies come along that are practically perfect in every way. Saving Mr. Banks is a wonderful experience both for the nostalgia that it evokes as well as the amazing story it tells.
Fast and Furious movies aren't perfect films, but they're perfect at what they do. They're B-movies with A-list production values. And they're one of the few Hollywood franchises that seems to be getting better with each iteration. This sequel was exactly what I wanted from the Fast and Furious franchise.

Streaming (Netflix): Blackfish
Blackfish explores the dichotomy of Killer Whales in captivity, who are known for their hunting prowess, yet expected to be docile and perform. The documentary employs the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. I've heard nothing but great things about this movie, so make sure to check it out!

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It's the best work director David Gordon Green has done in awhile, exploring the goofy brotherly bonding seen in Pineapple Express within a more realistic context. Prince Avalanche may not leave much of a lasting impression, but you'll enjoy getting to know its odd couple leads. 

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