Friday, November 15, 2013

What to Watch This Weekend: November 15, 2013

The Best Man Holiday reunites the cast from 1999's The Best Man into a convincing, if overly dramatic friend dramedy. The characters put on believable performances and interact in a natural and convincing way, even if the situations can be a little overblown. Check it out if you want a lot of laughs and maybe a few tears this weekend.
Man of Steel is a worthy reboot to one of the most beloved comic book heroes. It continues the recent DC direction of more dramatic and realistic superheroes and provides a nice contrast to the Marvel franchises. It is a beautifully-done, slower-paced, but more emotional take on the superhero genre.
Streaming (Netflix and Amazon): Skyfall
The third Daniel Craig James Bond film was met with plenty of critical acclaim as it painted Bond as a more vulnerable character than the ultraconfident Bond from past films. The highlight of the film has to be Javier Bardem, but the entire movie is a fun, if extended, ride.

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The main complaint I've heard from people who've seen Captain Phillips is that the Danish movie, A Hijacking, already did that film and did it much better. Well, now you can see for yourself whether you agree with this. In A Hijacking, the crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

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