Labor Day Weekend is upon us–a weekend when Hollywood dumps the movies it doesn’t know how to market elsewhere in the year. Not quite summer blockbusters, not quite shameless Oscar-bait. Here’s what ya get from the big studios:
Shark Night 3D: I was disappointed in Piranha 3D and this looks about a thousand times worse. So, no.
The Debt: Helen Mirren plays a spy again, but this time as the grown up version of the spy character played by Jessica Chastain who hunted down a Nazi war criminal in Eastern Germany. Cheesy accents aside, this one looks pretty good.
Apollo 18: “Blair Witch on the Moon” or “Please Put Down the Camera While Fighting Aliens”
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy: The same old pony show: men can’t grow up, women put up with their childish antics. I dare you to watch the trailer. I promise you won’t laugh once.
Went the Day Well? (1942) Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. The story of Germans posing as British soldiers in a small English town was a classic piece of British propaganda, recently rediscovered and restored by the British Film Institute.
(Northwest Film Forum, all week)
Superstition (1982) A haunted house is cursed by a witch put to death in the 1600s. The trailer really speaks for itself. Must see!
(Grand Illusion Cinema, Friday and Saturday, 11 PM)
On Monday the lovable duo from Collide-O-Scope to return to Central Cinema with their latest: From Uncle Walt’s Vaults. The rarely-seen dark side of the Disney empire comes out in full force.
(Central Cinema, Monday, 7 PM)
Ryan Hicks is Development Manager for Three Dollar Bill Cinema, a film fan, and contributor to Seattle Gay Scene.