Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Across the Universe

Ticket prices for movies are at an outrageous rate, right? Or at least I THINK SO! Anyway, with that being said, I try not to go to the movies a lot (I mean you could rent 4 for the price of one admission, but don't get me started on the price of movie rentals either :) ). I normally am not too excited about films coming out and can normally wait to just rent them (Ryan is the one that enjoys going to the theater, so we go more than I would on my own accord). I am actually pretty excited about a film that is set to release world wide this weekend (it has been playing in San Diego for a couple weeks now, I guess that's another benefit of living in SD), Across the Universe. I love artsy, indie films, and it seems as though this will fit right on in there. I haven't seen any previews on TV for it (maybe that's because I am without cable), but have seen the preview at a couple movies we have seen at the theater and it looks good. Here is a small amount of the review that Hollywood.com reviewed it as:

The ingenious Across the Universe is a musical along the lines of a Moulin Rouge, imaginatively interjecting popular songs--in this case, the Beatles repertoire--into the storyline. It's a real treat.

And a little of the plot:

Set in the turbulent '60s, each character in Across the Universe represents a different aspect to the unstable times. There's na├»ve Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), whose eyes are opened to the possibilities of life beyond her WASPy, sheltered upbringing; adventurous Jude (Jim Sturgess), who breaks away from his Liverpool working-class roots to make it as an artist in New York; and Lucy's brother, Max (Joe Anderson), a college dropout who eventually gets drafted and sent to Vietnam. There's also Sadie (Dana Fuchs), a Janis Joplin-esque rock singer; her guitar-playing lover, Jo-Jo (Martin Luther McCoy), who hails from the riot-torn streets of Detroit; and even a burgeoning lesbian named Prudence (T.V. Carpio). They are all soon swept up into the '60s' emerging psychedelic, anti-war and counterculture movements, while Across the Universe lets the songs from one of the era's most influential bands tell the story. But what drives the film is Jude and Lucy's love for each other—and all you need is love, right?

1 comment:

cpm said...

PS. I am also VERY excited about: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Release Date: November 16, 2007