My Heart Is an Idiot – Roxie
It’s your wet dream: A documentary about Davy Rothbart of Found magazine searching for twee hipster love, with help from folks like Zooey Deschanel and Ira Glass. Rothbart is the ultimate self-obsessed nerd burger. We’ve given him way too much attention for his “unique p.o.v.” so now he think’s he’s special. What hath This American Life? wrought? Anyway, I’ll probably see it and hate myself for not being him. Life, like love, is complicated.
Super 8 – Everywhere
It’s a B-movie from A-listers. See what I did there? Eh? Eh? Super 8 is one of summer’s big un’s, having both J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg attached. Every high profile producer and director is associated with this movie so if it flops, can we never have another one like it? JK, it’s a rollicking, forgettable good time that tries too hard to feel special and just leaves you like, “Meh! That was alright! Let’s go get pizza and watch ET!” Pizza. Delicious.
Bride Flight – Clay Theatre
Despite the misleading name, this is not a romcom starring Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez hilariously duking it out for the last man on Earth, played by a charming, cocky Matthew McConaughey. Bummer. This is a Post-WWII drama, about a love triangle with four people (a love square? or is just a straight-up orgy at this point?) who have to figure their lives out when all three ladies realize they can’t be with the same man. Bitches be fighting for bros LADIES AM I RIGHT? Ye gads. Anyway, it’s beautifully shot, and heart wrenching, and very English Patient so if you’re someone whose panties drop at the sight of period costume drama (and who isn’t!), you’ll see it.
Le Quattre Volte (The Four TImes) – Lumiere
Italian goat herders in a remote mountain village teach you to appreciate the little things. Simply charming/HELLA BORING. What this movie has going for it, though, is goats. And goats are awesome. Yeah, definitely see it.