Movies Reviewed In Brief: “baggage Claim,” “wadjda” And More

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For 11 generations, the De Marseul family has owned a Bordeaux winemaking operation. Lord of the manor Paul (Niels Arestrup, chilling) doubts that his browbeaten son Martin (Lorant Deutsch) is the man to continue that tradition. Paul has his own reasons for treating his heir with contempt, even though the young man is well-suited to bring the operation into the 21st century of high-tech equipment and global export deals. Paul favors Philippe (Nicolas Bridet), the confident, strapping son of the vineyards estate manager. The Oedipal drama turns noxious, legal skullduggery percolates, and the familys toxic emotional affairs take a lethal turn. It’s thin, but mystery lovers will delight in the sophisticated murder scheme, oenophiles will love the Wine Expo atmosphere, and admirers of restrained menace will lose themselves in the icy pools of Arestrups eyes.C.C. Wadjda out of four stars Rated: PG for thematic elements, mild language and smoking. Theater: Edina The captivating Wadjda is the first feature from Haifaa Al-Mansour, and the first Saudi film directed by a woman. Most important, it is an unqualified delight, a sharp, insightful comedy that subversively explores womens place in Islamic society. Spunky tomboy Wadjda expresses her personality in the very first shots, rocking high-top sneakers with purple laces under her ankle-length school tunic. She listens to pop music in her bedroom, papers the walls with clippings from celebrity magazines, and plays with the neighbors son.

Her airline pals plot a strategy: Track down her high-flying ex-boyfriends with fiance potential. She’s got 30 days, plenty of air miles and a desperate desire. Rated PG-13. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Quirky do-it-yourselfer Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) – who has made the sky rain food – snaps up his dream job. But things skid to a halt when he discovers his inventive contraption has run amok, creating a wacky world of hybrids in his hometown. Rated PG. Don Jon The man has priorities: his body, his pad, his wheels, his church, his porn. Nicknamed Don Jon ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ) for his way with the ladies, the dude’s in control until he meets Barbara ( Scarlett Johansson ), a knockout with a thing for mushy movies. They click until she catches him in front of the TV, um, amusing himself. Can he win her back? Rated R. Enough Said Divorced masseuse Eva ( Julia Louis-Dreyfus ) and funny guy Albert ( James Gandolfini ) fret over their maturing daughters as their bond blossoms.

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Its hard to believe that a series that contains plane crashes, drug overdoses and Neo-Nazis could also offer Bob Odenkirks oleaginous ambulance-chasing attorney Better Call Saul Goodman or Aaron Pauls meme-tastic magnets bitch line. Then again, this is a show that has a major character lose half his face in an explosion, and calls the episode in question, Face Off. High meet low. Because they need to appeal to the broadest possible audiences, most major films have all their rough edges rubbed off comedies are purely funny, horror movies primarily scary and action movies are action filled and low-IQ geared. 3.) Location, Location, Location New Mexico was chosen as a backdrop for Vince Gilligans crime thriller largely because of tax breaks. Yet, the show wove the desert landscapes and the states distinctive architecture into the story beautifully, adding to its hallucinatory atmosphere. Also read: Breaking Bads Aaron Paul on Last Script Read: The Moment Wed Been Dreading Productions are hop-scotching around the globe in search of tax subsidies, setting up shop in Detroit or Pittsburgh or Vancouver and refashioning these cities as stand-ins for New York or Los Angeles or some fictional city. But they should take more advantage of locations unique features. As the Bond movies proved long ago, film can be an incredible travel guide. 4.) The Writer is King Vince Gilligan and his writing teams dialogue is pure gold. From Walter Whites imposing I am the one who knocks to Saul Goodmans lethal advice to send Hank to Belize, each episode contains lines that are utterly distinctive. Likewise, the shows intricate plotting, with seasons flashing forward or backward in time and individual episodes such as Fly, set nearly entirely on one meth lab set, demonstrate risk-taking rarely seen on the big screen. Television prizes the writer.