Friday, June 27, 2014

Pick O' the Week - June 27

School's out for the summer...

In anticipation of the Blu-Ray release of Wes Anderson's soon-to-be classic The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fox teamed with LEGO to create the iconic Grand Budapest Hotel.

A new poster for Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight has been released. It looks kooky. I hope it is more Mighty Aphrodite than Scoop.

Entertainment Weekly released its list of the fifty best TV scenes from the past year. It seems more about popularity than actual merit.

And in most exciting news: Tilda Swinton has joined the case of the upcoming Coen brothers' film! Hail Caesar! is also set to star George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes.

Check out the first image from The Killing's final season (thanks Netflix!). Joan Allen is cinematic perfection.

After the success of The Fault in Our Stars, another John Green novel is set to be adapted for the big screen. This time by Sarah Polley!

In Theatres: Slim pickings this week unless you are watching World Cup (or Wimbledon!) or you think that the Transformers franchise is worthy of your money. I am intrigued by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in They Came Together. Instant chemistry, I am sure!

At Home: Before The Way, Way Back took its thunder, The Kings of Summer was last year's best coming-of-age story. A group of boys, upset by the tyranny of their parents, try to live outside alone in the wilderness. It even includes special appearances from Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Check it out on Netflix.

On TV: It may not be the cinematic quality of Game of Thrones or have the acting resume of Mad Men, but Drop Dead Diva is wickedly campy. It is like The Good Wife meets Will & Grace: the chaos of the courtroom mixed with silly pop culture references. Season four has just been released on Netflix

Retro Re-watch: Now that summer is officially upon me, I can really start dreaming of our upcoming trip to San Francisco. The California city has been the setting of many famous films, most notably Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1958 masterpiece Vertigo.

Happy Summer!

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