“Beautiful babies!” “You’re so money and you don’t even know it!” “Vegas, baby. Vegas!” An endlessly quotable modern classic, Swingers is required viewing. Starring Jon Favreau as the lovelorn Mike, Vince Vaughn’s career-making performance as uber-cool Trent and a fantastic soundtrack featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett.
Director Chris Paine takes his crew behind closed doors at Nissan, GM and Tesla Motors to chronicle the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is the future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
Director Jon Favreau’s genre mashup makes for both a dull Western and a mediocre piece of science fiction, but Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford manage to ride into town and save at least part of the day.
The penultimate month of summer comes to a close with Cowboys & Aliens, Attack the Block, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Devil’s Double and Good Neighbors.
Combine a Western and a Sci-fi and you get: Cowboys & Aliens. A spaceship arrives in Arizona in 1873 to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region.
The Plight of the Worker, the Mental Patient and the Templar Knight, this weekend is all about recovery from Transformers. Your optons: Horrible Bosses, Zookeeper, The Ward and/or Ironclad.
Robert Downey, Jr. takes on Mickey Rourke and a drinking problem in this rushed-into-production sequel that nonetheless ended up being a highly satisfying comic book adventure.
The animals at Franklin Park Zoo love their caretaker, Griffin Keyes. Lonely for a girlfriend, Griffin decides to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals panic and decide to reveal their biggest secret: they can talk.
Documentary? Mocumentary? Either way it looks hilarious. Dax Shepard decides to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star. Endless silliness and superstar cameos ensue.
Steven Spielberg teams up again with old pal Harrison Ford, and brings along Olivia Wilde and Daniel Craig for the film version of the graphic novel of the same name. This movie about alien invaders in the wild west doesn’t come out until next year, but looks like a fresh new take on two movie genres that have been in the saddle more than a few times.
Interestingly enough, the large-scale armored ass-kickings turn out to be the least interesting parts of Jon Favreau’s superhero sequel. Check out what we thought of Iron Man 2.