Weekend Movie Guide 07/13: Does 'Ice' Age Well?
Set sail with ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT. Promotional image courtesy Blue Sky / 20th Century Fox.
Pretty soon there'll be as many Ice Age movies as Land Before Times. Ten years after the first film (that's a scary thought), Ice Age: Continental Drift doesn't drift from the series' core leads. Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary & screwball saber-toothed squirrel Scrat - are all back. This time they're joined by even more musical mammoths - Keke Palmer, Heather Morris (Glee), Nicki Minaj & Drake - and saber-toothed singer J-Lo. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) voices the villain, a prehistoric pirate ape.
Easy Money joins contemporaries Girl With The Dragon Tattoo & Headhunters in a slick Scandinavian cycle of violent crime. The thriller was a swimming success in its native country (where it's soon to receive a sequel), and may make a Killing on our shores given lead Joel Kinnaman's success on that AMC show. Here, Kinnaman plays JW, a business student who becomes a drug-runner to keep up with his elitist upperclassmen. But his greatest struggle comes when his Muslim-Albanian gang draws the ire of rival Serbian enforcers. Martin Scorsese (who knows a thing or two about violent crime thrillers) is already an avowed fan. Easy Money opens exclusively at the Nuart.
Ballplayer (Reviews) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Cocktail (Reviews) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Easy Money (Reviews) (Nuart Theatre)
Farewell, My Queen (Reviews) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Top Priority: The Terror Within (Reviews) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Trishna (Reviews) (The Landmark)
Union Square (Reviews) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)