Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Movie Reviews: Before Midnight, The Great Gatsby (2013) & The Kings of Summer




Because there are so many new movies out right now, I thought I'd post an extra article this week.  I enjoyed all three of these movies, especially The Kings of Summer.



Before Midnight
Rated R




Jesse and Celine are back.  Now they’re middle aged and in a long-term relationship.  Their family has expanded to include Jesse’s son, Hank, and their twins, Ella and Nina.  Set in picturesque Greece, the film examines the effects of daily life and it’s stressors on love.  Will they reconnect before it’s too late?

If you liked the Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, then you’ll probably enjoy
Before Midnight.  Written by Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (who recently revealed the first movie was loosely based on a personal experience), this movie remains true to the original story and characters.





The Great Gatsby (2013)
Rated PG-13





Though Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic was pretty much panned by the critics, it is visually stunning and worth seeing.  Nick Carraway narrates this tale about love, dreams and upper class debauchery during the Roaring Twenties.






The Kings of Summer
R




After their first year of high school, Joe and Patrick build and live in a woodland cabin to escape their mildly dysfunctional families. Joined by oddball Biaggio, the boys attempt to live off the land.  Their newfound independence tests their friendship and produces adventures that are both funny and touching.  

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