Because You Can’t Say “Extinction” Without “Stink”

transformers_age_of_extinction_tv_spotThe monstrosity that is Transformers: Age of Extinction basically blots out the sun, release-wise, for this weekend, with only a few smaller films willing to go up against Paramount’s megalithic abomination as counter-programming. Yes, you should be depressed by this.

The Case Against 8: Susan really liked Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s look at the push to thwart California’s anti-gay Prop, 8 at Hot Docs; now you can catch up to it at the Bloor. So that worked out.

The Internet’s Own Boy: Glenn really liked Brian Koppelman’s study of online activist Aaron Swartz’ life, persecution and suicide at the tender age of 26 at Hot Docs, too.

Me and You: After a lackluster premiere at TIFF 2012, Bernardo Bertolucci’s drama about an isolated teenager (Jacopo Olmo Antinori) wanders into commercial release. Susan thinks it’s okay.

The Pin: I liked Naomi Jaye’s tense, tightly focused drama about two teens in hiding during WWII a little more than Susan did — which is handy, because I’ll be conducting a Q&A with Jaye after the 6:10 pm show tonight (Friday) at the Canada Square. Perhaps you’d like to check it out?

They Came Together: David Wain’s anti-rom-com isn’t his strongest film, but there are moments in it that made me laugh harder and longer than anything else this year. C’mon, go.

Transformers: Age of Extinction: Screw this movie. It thinks you’re an asshole.

And that’s everything! Happy long weekend, everybody!


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