Updated June 18, 2013
This is Director Linklater's third foray into the romantic lives of Celine and Jesse who are now in their forties, are married and have two twin girls. They're enjoying a summertime visit to Greece and spending some time with them is Jesse's grown son from his previous marriage. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke,as Celine and Jesse are still better looking than most of the rest of us, and still have quite a lot to say about themselves, each other and the world They still have their marital ups and downs and in the end show us that it works for them, and no one or no marriage is completely free from perfection. As a movie, they have come pretty close to perfect.
Iron Man 3
The sequel to last summer's megahit The Avengers, we have billionaire playboy Tony Scott (Robert Downey Jr.) once again don his metal suit to battle a terrorist mastermind who calls himself Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Unlike the Mandarin in the original comic book series, he has no magic powers. He's just plain evil. Special effects galore and for a romantic interest we have none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. Not bad.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Director J.J. Abrams brings the crew of the USS Enterprise into some grim space. Chris Pine, who returns as James T. Kirk, has to deal with a mysterious foe who is out to drag the Enterprise crew down into the moral gutter. Reprising his role as Mr. Spock, Zachary Quinto is there to attempt to get them to the bright side. Will he succeed? After a skyfull of special effects and spatial battles, you'll have to catch the film to find out.
The Hangover Part 111
This third installment of the men-behaving-badly series has the same cast. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis and Ken Jeong. No waking up from a bad dream plot, this one has Zach going off the rails following the death of his father, while he and his buddies get mixed up with Ken's gangster, Mr. Chow, and a new villain played by John Goodman. Todd Phillips, the director, is hoping this purported last of the franchise will bring in happier results than the last one.
The Place Beyond The Pines
Critically acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) returns with his potent second feature about a small group of people whose lives intersect for one brief moment in time, and how a split-second decision can condemn two families. Betrayal, corruption and depression are an integral part of the plot featuring a powerhouse cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, and Ray Liotta. You will be mesmerized by the story. A first rate film.
Academy-Award-winning director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Trainspotting) returns to the big screen with this psychological thriller about a fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang, who join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.