What a delicious crop of movies to take us through the weekend! I'm tempted to just sit in the theater and play hooky from the blog till Monday. Two highly anticipated sequels in 22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 (the latter of which I've seen and loved) will surely crush the box office but there's a whole mess of movies worth seeing in arthouses right now, many of which we've already written up from festivals. If you're in the big cities here are just a handful of many choices.
• Hellion (Sundance review) starring Aaron Paul as a grieving widower who's losing control of his sons. Juliette Lewis plays his sister-in-law
• Borgman The Netherland's Oscar submission last year
• Obvious Child (Sundance review) a romantic comedy that's getting a lot of attention due to its filthy mouth and abortion plotline
• The Rover (Cannes review) David Michôd's follow up to his outstanding debut Animal Kingdom is another crime drama. This one stars Guy Pearce again and Robert Pattinson.
• A Coffee in Berlin - this comedy was a huge hit in Germany. It used to be called Oh Boy!
• We Are the Best - a girl band 80s-set movie from the great Swedish director Lukas Moodyson (Together, Lilja 4ever). I've only heard wonderful things and I have to stop putting it off.
Are you going to the movies this weekend? I'm off to see Edge of Tomorrow right at this moment (I'm late I know) due solely to the surprise of those extremely positive reviews. The premise, at least as delivered in the trailer, held zero interest so if I hate it I'll have to seek vengeance on the nation's film critics somehow.