Monday, April 22, 2013

Movie Monday - 4/22/2013

Looper is set in the not so distant future. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, an assassin for a mob-type organization. People from the future are sent to him to kill. Many loops are being closed - whereby the assassin's future self is sent to him to kill, leaving him a bonus and 30 years to enjoy it. Will Joe be next? Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels also star. It was good.

Anna Paquin stars in Margaret, a film about a girl who feels that she is responsible for a fatal bus crash. In her efforts to make some sort of amends, she does more harm than good. Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick and Matt Damon also star. It was alright...Oh, and by the way - none of the characters in the movie are named Margaret.  It's supposed to be the name of the poem that is read or is being discussed by the teacher at the beginning of the film.

In Ruby Sparks, Paul Dano plays a writer who had previous success and is going through a dry spell. He starts to write about a girl in his dreams. Soon, she materializes in his life, and he learns that he can control her through s writing. Zoe Kazan wrote the script and plays the girl. Also starring in this film - Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan and Elliott Gould. It was cute, but it's definitely a renter.

Robot & Frank is a cute movie about a retired burglar (Frank Langella) with memory issues. His son (Peter Sarsgaard) gets Frank a robot to help him around the house and to watch over him. Frank decides the robot would be a good accomplice for his next heist. Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler also star in this cute film set in the near future. I liked it.

MK out.

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