Thursday, March 05, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - Watchmen, 12, Phoebe in Wonderland

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WATCHMEN, written by David Hayter and Alex Tse, dir. by Zack Snyder

Premise: Set in an alternate vision of the year 1985, the murder of an ex-superhero causes a vigilante named Rorshach to look into the matter, an investigation that reunites him with his surviving old colleagues -- all of them former superheroes themselves -- and gradually unveils a conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.

Playing: Everywhere.

This one doesn't need an introduction - promos for this one have been absolutely everywhere.

I saw it. Loved it. That's coming from a big fan of the graphic novel - I'd recommend reading that first, if you haven't already.

12, written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Vladimir Moiseyenko, dir. by Nikita Mikhalkov

Premise: Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather.

Playing: Film Forum

I just saw the trailer for this one. Looks like a remake of Twelve Angry Men with - wait - is that an explosion? A knife fight?

I'm intrigued.

PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND, written & directed by Daniel Barnz

Premise: Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a little girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Playing: The Angelika

The premise (taken from IMDB, however much that's worth) doesn't make the movie sound like what this Time Out review makes it out to be: a drama about a little girl at the onset of Tourette's. Not sure if that impression is correct, but I'm more interested in the latter film.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

1 comment:

Robert A. Kidd said...

Walt with Bashir looks interesting. Things are busy this week. Watchmen is on my "to do" list but so is finishing all of my classes this quarter.