Hello again, movie lovers! Gildshire Goes to the Movies was preempted last week for convention coverage. Our review? It was no “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” That’s for sure.
Love that movie. Jimmy Stewart campaigning for a National Boys Camp. “I want the young people to contribute. A penny or a nickel. Nothing more than a dime.”
Ah, those were the days.
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What movies are we going to look at this week? Rotten Tomatoes has four new ones up. One is antihero/supervillain summer teen bait. Two are dramas. One is an animated comedy. What does R/T think? What do we think? Read on for more riveting commentary.
Suicide Squad: Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing behavior, suggestive content, and language. (Rated PG-13 for “disturbing behavior” reminds me of a political convention I just saw.) Suicide Squad is about super villains released from prison to help save America, or the world, or the galaxy, or something. Stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Joel Kinnaman. Will they still be villainous at the end? Or will they campaign for a National Boys Camp? Rotten Tomatoes 32, Gildshire 2.9.
The Little Prince: Rated PG. (Why aren’t cartoons ever Rated G anymore?). Based on the best selling novella, The Little Prince is a tale of a downed pilot who meets a boy who claims to be an extraterrestrial. It combines animation with both science fiction and fantasy, starring the voices of Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Benecio Del Toro, and James Franco. Rotten Tomatoes 95, Gildshire 3.3, Mrs. Gildshire 63.8.
Little Men: Rated PG. Two boys live out the credo of “Can’t we all just get along” while their parents engage in an escalating blood feud over the rent. This is nuanced and dramatic on several levels and earns Gildshire’s coveted “Movie of the Fortnight” designation. It stars Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina and the underrated Greg Kinnear – photo above. Rotten Tomatoes 96, Gildshire 4.7
Sun Choke: Not Rated. This is a horror flick about psychosis, obsession, and unhealthy relationships of all kinds. The horror appears to be mostly psychological. If that makes it more palatable to you, so be it. If less palatable so be it, as well. It stars Sarah Hagan – photo above, Sara Malakul Lane, Barbara Crampton and Evan Jones. Rotten Tomatoes 92, Gildshire 2.6.
That’s it for this week. We will see you again in two weeks. Until then, keep the popcorn hot, the butter flowing, and the Milk Duds stocked. We’ll be there shortly.