I’m always amazed whenever a drama like The Only Living Boy in New York gets made. I’m not amazed in terms of how it reflects upon the human condition or how it’s able to convey grand emotions in subtle ways. I’m amazed by films like director Marc Webb and screenwriter Allan Loeb’s The Only Living Boy in New York because they feel like they’re made by artists who have never once sincerely interacted with flesh and blood human beings. Together, Webb and Loeb have crafted something so thoroughly self-aggrandizing, stultifying, and pretentiously off-putting that it essentially has no real audience outside of a select handful of hermetic, standoffish bibliophiles who are silently waiting for the world to end so they can catch up all the reading they missed during the cold, harsh, eternal winters of the apocalypse.
March is almost over and it’s been a fun month, and just a tad more relaxed than I expect in April. A little down time is welcome, and it’s certainly easy to hibernate when the weather is not so hot out. There has still been a lot to do though, and this weekend would have been a lot busier if I’d been able to make the Juno Awards, but I’ll be watching the festivities from Toronto.
Toronto’s streets will be flooded with movie lovers–and movie stars–this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Aaron Johnson stars as the self-styled superhero, Kick-Ass; infamous director Roman Polanski debuts his stylish thriller, The Ghost Writer; plus a look at the tween-friendly Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
New this week on home video: Timothy Olyphant tries to survive a town of infected killers in The Crazies; John Cusack goes on a wild ride through the eighties in Hot Tub Time Machine; Paul Bettany plays Charles Darwin in the drama, Creation; and a look at Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Opening this weekend, Matt Damon stars in director Paul Greengrass‘ Green Zone; Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve star in the comedy She’s Out of My League; plus Robert Pattinson tries to get teenage hearts racing in the romantic drama Remember Me.
Opening this week in theatres: Benicio Del Toro stars in the horror-action film, The Wolfman; director Garry Marshall brings together a massive cast for the romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Logan Lerman stars in the adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.