This weekend’s offerings inclue a sequel to an epic where everybody died, an adaptation of a TV character entirely unknown in North America and a CG version of a 50-year-old cartoon. Why the hell not, right?
Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan’s long-awaited Partridge movie asks the very important question: “What if the worst person in the world held the key to ending a workplace hostage situation?”
Bettie Page Reveals All: Mark Mori’s documentary about the ’50s fetish icon revels in its contradictions, and prompts Susan to have one of her own.
Like Father, Like Son: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new domestic drama follows the tensions between two families when they discover their six-year-olds were switched at birth. It’s really good.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Jay Ward’s time-traveling dog and his pet boy get their shot at contemporary stardom. Do they fare as well as Boris and Natasha or Dudley Do-Right? I dunno, I was at the 300 sequel.
No Clue: Canadian television sensation Brett Butt tries his hand at big-screen sleuth comedy. Glenn kinda wishes he hadn’t.
Particle Fever: Mark Levinson’s documentary finds a human angle on hard science, following a handful of heavy thinkers waiting for the Large Hadron Collider to unlock the secrets of the universe. Jose finds it as intriguing as I did.
300: Rise of an Empire: So, yeah. They made another one.
Pretty varied week, all things considered. But if you still haven’t seen Non-Stop, go do that.