Rock’n August Edition
You know the scoop Betty Boop… the hair is gonna be slicked back and shinning in the August sun, just like our chrome dream machines. Be there or be square.
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
A spoof of and homage to 1950s teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him.
Rebel Without a Cause
Jim is another kid gone bad and no one knows why. Like thousands of other middle-class kids from the postwar era, Jim is just another rebel without a cause.
A street punk worships his older brother, who is the leader of a gang.
Long Weekend Long Plays
Wow, when Branagh does Bill, no skull is left unturned. Enjoy a couple of films that go a little over the conventional running time.
In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare’s work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Someone’s killing our superheroes. The year is 1985 and superheroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The superheroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But if our superheroes are gone, who will save us?
July is almost over, what happened!? You must stay outside with those summer reads for as long as you can, but if it rains or if you can’t take the heat, then check out these seasonal delights!
Queen of Earth
Catherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James. Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s lake house for some much needed relaxation. Tranquility eludes her, however, as she’s instantly overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before.
A Bigger Splash
It’s the story of a famous rock star vacationing with her lover on a remote Italian island. While the couple basks in the foreshadowing heat of the Mediterranean sun, their lives are soon disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old flame and his seductive daughter, creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.
Ride Your Bike Ed.
For some July 1st is usually reserved for an early rise to celebrate the beauty of Le Tour’s Grand Départ. So without any further delay here are a few flicks that you can enjoy while recovering from your latest and greatest cycling adventure.
Marinoni: Fire in the Frame
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. After years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago. Includes English and French versions of the film.
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during his Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Les Triplettes De Belleville
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.
Vive Le Tour
A must watch for the uninitiated and the Velominati alike. One wonders if there is a good local spot for a mid-ride “raid” 😉