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Weekend Movie Guide: Gonna Get In The Hot Tub!
Week by week, trailer by trailer, Hot Tub Time Machine is growing on me. Now, I'm really itching to see it (and not just to see aging hottie Jessica Pare slumming it in a thankless role). Is it this year's The Hangover? We'll see on Monday morning! Atom Egoyan definitely belongs on the list of directors who never get the notoriety they deserve. Chloe looks fantastic (and not just because crush object Amanda Seyfried is all kinds of naked in it). What's the best reviewed movie of the week? How about How to Train Your Dragon. I love that the filmmakers employed ace DP Roger Deakins as a consultant. Does Pixar finally have a challenger?
Speaking of which, before Pixar came along and just seized control of the animation market Disney was considered the gold standard. Waking Sleeping Beauty details the studio's growth from making crappy movies that no one watched (e.g. The Black Cauldron) to films that have now become classics (e.g. The Little Mermaid). Are you like me? Do you just fucking love Ciaran Hinds and think he improves every movie in which he appears? If so, check out The Eclipse, a grown-up ghost story that will leave you shaken. The Harimaya Bridge is a fascinating look at the racist culture of Japan through the eyes of an African-American man.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!
Tickets & Showtimes
Hot Tub Time Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
Waking Sleeping Beauty
The Harimaya Bridge