Out of the Loop

Miley Who?This is one of those weeks where, despite a great deal of running around and watching of movies, I have almost nothing to show for it. It seems like everything I’ve done is for something down the line — screening films that won’t open for weeks, writing stories for upcoming issues of things, and so forth. And so it is that I am covering not a single title in this week’s crop of releases.

However, films are opening, and these are they:

“C’est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure!”: Rad‘s been talking up Philippe Falardeau’s latest film for months now, and he gets to sing its praises all over again in this week’s paper. He’s not the only one, either; Jason likes it, too.

“Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience”: THEY ARE TEH AWESOME THEY SING AND DANCE AND THEY’RE RIGHT IN YOUR LAP AND I WANT TO MARRY ALL OF THEM THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER OMG OMG OMG … yes, it’s the film that launched a million Twitter posts.

“Lost Song”: Rodrigue Jean’s prize-winning TIFF entry — awarded a spot on Canada’s Top Ten back in December, along with “C’est Pas Moi” — makes up the other half of Rad’s look at Canadian’s films in this week’s paper; here’s his review, and his interview with Jean.

“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”: It’s been fifteen years since Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia squared off in Steven E. DeSouza’s “Street Fighter” movie … long enough for a reboot, in Hollywood terms. This one was directed by former cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak and stars the extremely photographable Kristin Kreuk and “Mortal Kombat” regular Robin Shou, which means that I am kind of looking forward to the Blu-ray disc.

More to do today. Sorry. It’ll all come together next week, I promise.

2 thoughts on “Out of the Loop”

  1. “C’est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure!” was easily the best Canadian film I saw in a long time. Granted, I don’t see too many, but Quebec usually manages to outshine the rest of the country. I hope more people discover it, despite the user-unfriendly title.

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