The Way Back
The Adjustment Bureau
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Born to be Wild
Sucker Punch was a sleeper that slipped in under the radar. Like the best animated movies are aimed at both children and adults, so here older teens (in us) and adults. There's an excellent sub-plot underlying the action/fx, dragons and other monsters, and both combine to create a highly stylish movie with an excellent use of music. I just re-watched it when the DVD came out last week and I liked it even better the second time. I think it's going to end up high on my re-watchable list.
I'm not a fan of either Woody Allen or Owen Wilson, but I loved Midnight in Paris.
The Tree of Life is about using the Old Testament, among other things, to expose organized religions' greatest flaw--that none of them over the centuries have been able to answer the question "Why?" The point is all laid out in the title, the opening quote from Job, the narration and the fantastic and innovative visuals.
Hesher is a trip and great vehicle for Joseph Gordon-Levett who is proving to be a major talent for me.
The blockbuster fare for the Summer so far, is turning out to be a wasteland for the most part with all the formulaic, sequelized action to the what were they thinking Larry Crowne. I could see it coming from miles away in the previews, but was still aghast at how far Pixar fell with Cars 2. I could save Hollywood a lot of money if they'd just take advantage of my consultation services for a modest fee. But then they'd have missed all that money with Transformers 3, 4, whatever.