CAVE Movie Picks – August 23rd, 2013

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This weekend, it’s all about the end of the world, a city of bones and martial arts.

Interestingly, if you live in Toronto, TIFF is screening the original American Pie. Otherwise, here are the CAVE movie picks for this weekend.

The World’s End

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike

Synopsis: After attempting a pubcrawl nearly 20-years-ago, five childhood friends reunite to complete another alcohol fueled bender. Their goal is to make it to the “World’s End Pub”, but that ends up being the least of their troubles.

What We Think: There is a good chance this will be an incredible comedy (especially since Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are a comedic dream team). If you’ve seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, you know what we’re talking about.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Starring: Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jared Harris and Robert Sheehan

Synopsis: In New York, an ordinary teenager discovers she has the ability to see into a hidden world. In turn, this makes her a warrior locked in a deadly war against demons. She journeys to the alternate world of New York (called “Downworld”) to discover where her path leads.

What We Think: At first glance, the movie has a strong Twilight vibe. But, after careful analysis, it looks like a decent action movie with impressive special effects.

Grandmasters

Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung and Chang Chen.

Synopsis: Every legend has its beginning. Every student has its master. Grandmasters is the story of the legendary “Ip Man”, who crafted Bruce Lee into the icon he is.

What We Think: From a visual standpoint, this movie looks great. Unfortunately, the “Ip Man” has been done (see Donnie Yen’s dual films Ip Man and Ip Man 2).

CAVE at TIFF 

American Pie

Screening: Friday, August 23rd, 9:00 pm at the TIFF Lightbox

Starring: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan and Sean William Scott. 

Synopsis: Four friends make a pact to lose their virginity by graduation. The race is on and the coming-of-age story begins.

What We Think: This is a comedy classic and set the stage for countless spinoffs and sequels. It also introduced new words to the teenage lexicon (ie. MILF). If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss it. If you have, don’t miss it.

 

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