There are a lot of good films coming out this week from the action packed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the gentler coming-of-age film Boyhood. I think there is truly a movie for everyone this weekend. Check out my Yes picks and my No picks below, and if you get the chance to check out either of these films leave your comments below. I’d love to read your thoughts!
The Yes List:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
I’m hoping this will be as surprisingly good as the first one. My mom actually dragged me to see the first one with Freida Pinto and James Franco, and I was pleasantly surprised how hooked I got. I got really attached to Caesar and even shed a few tears, so when I heard that a follow up was coming I was automatically in. This is definitely one I will be seeing this weekend.
When I first saw the trailer to this film I knew it was something special that I had to see. This film took 12 years to film! I just think that’s so amazing, and not only do I think the production and the motivation and dedication it had to have taken to make a film like this possible is admirable, but I think the story is very special as well. Boyhood I think is definitely something worth seeing this weekend.
I don’t know really have a real reason for why I want to see this movie except for that it seems, for me anyways, that movies about old people tend to be really fulfilling for me being a 23 year old who is trying to be an adult.
Not only do I want to see this so I can stare at Aaron Paul 96 minutes :), but it actually looks like a interesting story about four strangers brought together by the same desire to end their life by jumping off the roof of a building. I love films about fate and the intersecting of strangers’ live because it feels real to me, like something like that could totally happen in the real world.
All I can say is that the trailer intrigues me and it looks that an interesting film. I really want to see this when it eventually comes to Chicago.
The No List:
Ah, another movie about the young, the rich, and the beautiful. My impression from the trailer is almost like The Great Gatsby meets Gossip Girl. I want to see it, but I just don’t want to pay to see it.
I’m not really interested in this kind of action/suspense/thriller. There’s a dozen like it, and I just don’t see anything special about this one that make me HAVE to see it. But, who knows, it could be one of those films that I watch randomly one day on TV, and say to myself, “That was way better than I thought it would be.”
While this film and it’s message is totally awesome, it just doesn’t appeal to me as something I have to run out and see this weekend.
Not really my kind of film. That’s all I have on that.