Whatever Works – Embarcadero Center Cinema
I’m working on a full review for this movie. I’m trying to do it without Jewish slang (my favorite Shins song), veiled pedophilia (all pedophilia should be out in the open), and a switcheroo where the dumb kid turns smart and the smart guy turns dumb (?), but it’s sure to include more than a modicum of veridical talent. L’chaim!
There’s a joke in the eerily similarly titled Anything Else: “You think quantum physics has the answer? I mean, you know, what purpose does it serve for me that time and space are exactly the same thing? I mean I ask a guy what time it is, he tells me 6 miles? What the hell is that?”
Larry David plays an over-the-hill physicist. (I didn’t know physicists could go over the hill.) He shacks up with Evan Rachel Wood (woohoo!) and thinks about pulling a My Fair Lady on her country ass but that L.A. crap is for the birds and this is 2009. Woody wrote the script for this movie 30 years ago. He dusted it off, threw some Obama references in, and in spite of the mixed (nice way to say “bad”) reviews, it’s actually kinda funny. Info.
Three Monkeys – Sundance Kabuki
In Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new film, Turkey and politics go together like family and post traumatic stress disorder. A man takes the heat for a presidential candidate and has to watch his family quietly devolve as a result. I watched the first hour last night and it’s looking pretty great. It’s all about people inside trying to get out and people outside trying to get in. I’ll post a full review by Friday but for now I’m busy watching the US vs. Spain soccer game. Status message! Info.
Bjork’s Voltaic: The Volta Tour Live In Paris – The Roxie
Bjork is my absolute favorite singing sea creature. Seeing this chick live is like going to the grocery store on acid. Happy fruit. Angry vegetables. You are the prettiest peacock in the land