Weekend Movie Guide: Salt Rising
I wasn't terribly interested in Salt until I read the brilliant grump Jeffrey Wells give it a decent rave over at Hollywood Elsewhere. Consider me interested now, though I'm still not completely sold on Angelina Jolie as an action star (see Tomb Raider). I am, however, sold on Mads Mikkelsen as the star of Valhalla Rising. If only Nicolas Winding Refn were doing the new Conan. He's perfect for it! The only thing I know about Ramona and Beezus is that fanboys are jizzing over Selena Gomez. Whoever that is. Apparently, she just turned 18.
Farewell is getting fantastic reviews, tells a fascinating story and is almost certainly the best movie being released this week. It's also French so almost no one will see it. Hard to believe that just twenty years ago terrorists were a middling concern while nuclear war between U.S.S.R. and the USA was assumed to be a virtual certainty by the paranoid among us. Countdown to Zero recollects a more naive time. If Basquiat wasn't enough for you, check out Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, based on a conversation between Basquiat himself and director Tamra Davis.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!
Tickets & Showtimes
Ramona and Beezus
Countdown to Zero
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child