Thursday, March 26, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - The Perfect Sleep, Goodbye Solo, Monsters vs. Aliens

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- The Cronenberg Retrospective at IFC Center continues. This weekend is my favorite: Videodrome.

- Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer will be on hand to introduce tonight's screening of The Last Emperor at the Film Forum.

Opening this weekend...

THE PERFECT SLEEP, written by Anton Pardoe, dir. by Jeremy Alter

Premise: Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Playing: Quad Cinemas

A low-budget, comic-book style noir film? I'm all over this.

GOODBYE SOLO, written by Bahareh Azimi & Ramin Bahrani, dir. by Ramin Bahrani

Premise: Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

Playing: Angelika

I've heard very, very little about this one so far, but Time Out's glowing review has me intrigued.

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, written by Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky, dir. by Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon

Premise: After being hit by a meteorite on her wedding day, Susan Murphy is transformed into a monster named Ginormica and subsequently whisked away to a secret government compound where others like her have been rounded up over the years. When the Earth comes under attack by an alien commander known as Gallaxhar, however, Ginormica and her new allies are set free to save the planet.

Playing: Everywhere.

I'm not sick of 3D yet. I have a feeling I will be soon... but not yet.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?


Robert A. Kidd said...

Tomorrow I'm off to see Chocolate. Directed by Prachya Pinkaew of Ong Bak. An autistic marshal artist powered by candy. Hell yes, I'm going!

And I finally got to see Fanboys earlier this week.

Zombie said...

Lemme know what you think of Chocolate!