This week’s new releases at Nerve. Good news for those of you who hate this format (the feedback has not been, uh, overwhelmingly favorable), we’ll be tweaking it over the next few weeks. Please bear with us during this time of transition!
Each Thursday this summer we’ll hop in the time machine and jump back twenty years to see what was new and exciting at the neighborhood moviehouse this week in…The Summer of ’89!
Release Date: June 23, 1989
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Jack Palance, Billy Dee Williams
The Buzz: Hot young visionary director of Beetlejuice brings America’s favorite comic book hero to the big screen
Keywords: Vigilante, Joker, Gadget Car, Christ Allegory, Urban Renewal, Evil Clown
The Plot: A vigilante patrols the Gotham City night. Is he man or bat? Or man dressed as bat? (SPOILER: He’s man dressed as bat.) Continue reading
Those of you eagerly awaiting October’s Lebowski Fest have no doubt registered for Friday’s Big Lebowski Scavenger Hunt, and (if you’re smart) are already preparing for glory by securing a few no-brainer items, like a White Russian and a Creedence tape. But as much as we love the film and fear inciting random acts of nihilism from its fervent fans, we have to ask: Why does Lebowski always get the love?
OK, I’m a day late linking to this one, but I was out at the lake with no internets this weekend, so that’s just the way it’s gonna have to be. From Decider, here’s I know I’m going to be the bad guy here: inappropriate Father’s Day movies. I see that a commenter has noted that I forgot to include Dutch. Sorry for the oversight!
Vampires, two-headed sheep, hulking ape-men covered in thick, matted hair—sounds like another night on Sixth Street. Thanks to the Museum Of The Weird, however, you can now enjoy these bizarre sights without the aid of a half-dozen Jell-O shooters at Dizzy Rooster.
With Whatever Works opening in selected theaters Friday, this week’s Wayback Wednesday looks back at a couple of Woody Allen’s recent Euro-efforts.
Like Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Woody Allen has been around long enough to accrue the sort of legendary status that invites critics to freely abuse terms like “comeback,” “return to form” and (shudder) “masterpiece.” Fans of these artists have to tread carefully, sift through the accolades and wonder: “Is this really the greatest thing since Blood on the Tracks or Manhattan?”
The Taking of Pelham 123 — Summertime is here, guys, and let’s face it, you’re not in Speedo shape. Spare tire, love handles, beer gut — call it what you will, but Men’s Fitness isn’t going to call about that cover shoot anytime soon. But don’t let a few extra pounds get in the way of your love life! Take the object of your affection to see Tony Scott’s rip-roaring remake of the 1974 thriller about a subway hijacking deep in the bowels of New York City.