All Together Now

All Together Now is a documentary about the Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas called "Love".  It's inspired by and blessed by the Beatles and it's a treat to watch the ingenuity and theatricality of the production as well as learn about the process it took to get there.  There are wonderful insights from the legendary George Martin as well as commentary from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison. 

Trailer and clips here!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Graphic novel turned movie.  Sometimes I cringe...other times, the prospect is appealing.  This go around there was certainly some hype among my friends.  I had high expectations and they were completely met and surpassed.  In fact I'd go so far as to say Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World went ahead and smashed my preconceived notions of what teen comedy had become in the year 2010.  It was side-achingly witty with spot on timing from its young cast.  The editorial was a character in and of itself with the aide of some delightful animation and illustration that popped the story off the screen.  What I found most surprising and refreshing was how incredibly funny the movie was without settling for the lowest common denominator for the usual teen-fare (or any comedy for that matter) - immature 2nd grade potty humor.  Instead it relied on a solid comedic script and brilliant performances evoked by director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead).  This film is incredibly fun, smart and speedy.  It seems like several viewings are a must to get all the jokes going on. 

See it for sure.  Trailer here!

Going the Distance's officially a romantic comedy but truly...this was a comedy.  Jim Gaffigan.  Christina Applegate.  Kristen Schaal.  Ron Livingston.  Charlie Kelly.  Those are the supporting actors!  Whether or not you are in a long distance relationship there is something super cute and endearing about this current and lighthearted affair.  Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have chemistry - there's no denying it.  The writing was slick and the delivery was spot on.  It's a good watch with friends who have been there, are going through it, or might be in the near future.

Bringing Up Baby

Hepburn and Grant.  It's a win win and a wonderful classic.  I can't believe that it has taken me so long to watch this film.  There's something so magical about this era of the cinema.  It draws you in and delights you with witty banter, gorgeous costumes, and real - honest to goodness - Hollywood stars.  No Jersey Shore morons here.  Great watch!