Starring: Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: In the future, humanity is divided into two classes: the very rich (who live on the man made habitat in space called Elysium) and the rest (who live on the overpopulated ruins of Earth). For the latter group, they must get onto Elysium to survive. It’s up to one man to see this through.
What We Think: We cannot stress how bad ass this movie looks. It’s from the makers of District 9, plus – how can you say no to Matt Damon strapped to a robotic suit beating the shit out of robots?
We’re The Millers
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Helms and Emma Roberts.
Synopsis: A small time pot dealer is jumped by a local gang, forcing him into major debt to his supplier. To make things right, he must smuggle a large shipment of drugs into Mexico with the help of his neighbors (a stripper, a wanna-be druggy and a streetwise teen). He makes the perfect fake family and takes his “family” on a road trip to Mexico to pay off his debts.
What We Think: This movie looks okay, but we’re not expecting comedic genius. With that being said, Jennifer Aniston plays a stripper. We’ll probably go see it.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel and Nathon Fillion.
Synopsis: Percy Jackson and his demi-god friends are tasked to traverse the dangerous waters of the Sea of Monsters to find the powerful Golden Fleece. Along the way, they’ll fight against monsters, zombies and pure evil.
What We Think: This is a totally neutral movie that will provide a basic diet of action, CGI, and comedy. It won’t win an Oscar, but it’s a safe alternative to Elysium and Pacific Rim.
CAVE at TIFF
Screening: Saturday, August 10, 1pm at the TIFF Lightbox
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Pter Graves, Lloyd Bridges and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Synopsis: Ted Striker (a retired and traumatized air force pilot) is stuck on a plane as the cabin crew falls ill. It’s up to Ted to save the passengers and get back the woman of his dreams.
What We Think: This is a legendary comedy. My first time seeing it, I had severe chest pains from laughing so hard. A definite must see at TIFF.
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Screening: Sunday, August 11, 7:30pm at the TIFF Lightbox
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Imogene Coca and Randy Quaid.
Synopsis: The Griswold family embarks on a quest to Walley World for a family vacation, but nothing goes as planned. Their misadventures lead them across the country, running into their extended family and a blonde in a red Ferrari.
What We Think: The National Lampoon movies have always been hilarious. TIFF was generous enough to set us up with free tickets, so if you hear unrelenting laughter, it’s probably us.