Pop Culture Christ Movie Guide: 05/11/2009

 

PCC Movie GuideThis week at the movies:

  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Genova
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Case 39

Capitalism: A Love Story (TBA)

A brand new Michael Moore documentary on the Global Financial Crisis. By now with Moore, you should know what to expect. I’m not a fan and find his style a bit deceitful, so I won’t be watching. Let me know in the comments if I should change my mind on this one.

Genova (M)

A father and his two daughters move to Italy for a year after the death of the girls’ mother. As they attempt to move on with their lives, things get a little spooky when the mother starts appearing as a ghost.

The Time Traveller’s Wife (M)

On the plus side: time travel. On the minus side: romantic chick flick. Will this movie be more than a weepy romance? I’m not confident but willing to be proven wrong. Eric Bana is usually more miss than hit with me.

A Christmas Carol (PG)

This Jim Carrey retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol uses the same motion capture technology as The Polar Express. The technology has come a long way, but from what I can see it still fails to rise out of the Uncanny Valley. For bonus points, it’s being released in 3D. For me at this point in time, releasing a movie in 3D automatically gives it an extra half star.

Case 39 (MA)

Renee Zellweger stars in this horror/thriller. Zellweger plays a child protective services worker who removes a child from abusive parents. But is the child a victim of abuse or something far worse?

That’s this week at the movies. See anything you like?

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About Joel A Moroney

Associate Minister at St Luke's Anglican Church, Liverpool (in the Sydney Diocese). A very strange man, but he usually has Pez, so that makes it okay.
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