Weekend Movie Guide: This Fox Is Fantastic
Some critics have derided Wes Anderson as a victim of his own precious taste. His movies take place in "Andersonville" it's said -- a singular, specific world from which he needs to free himself. To that I say, "Pah!". Anderson's latest film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, takes place in the stop-motion animated version of Andersonville and it's, well, fantastic. I can't recommend it highly enough. I can't say the same for 2012. I mean, honestly, how is it really different from The Day After Tomorrow? Sure Richard Curtis is a bit schmaltzy, but I always give extra-credit to the open-hearted. Plus, Pirate Radio has Philip Seymour Hoffman in it so it's worth seeing.
I might see Dare if it was loaded with hot, naked babes. It's not. I won't. On the complete other end of the spectrum, The End of Poverty? is a powerful look at perhaps the great under-reported issue of our age. Curious about Hugh Jackman's religious beliefs? His (and many others) are examined in Oh My God, a documentary about the many ways that the Creator is understood and expressed across cultures. Republicans hated him, but liberals loved the feisty William Kunstler. This weekend his life gets an overdue and deserved overview in Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!