Joe's Picks, Week of June 20
In theaters: Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood directs this true-life tale of the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Interesting counterprogramming to a summer season usually full of bombast and explosions, but buyer beware: that a movie like this, usually Oscar-bait material, isn’t opening during the more awards-friendly end-of-year slot, may be a red flag. Home video: The Lego Movie This movie, which your kids will love, but you may or may not, follows Emmett (Chris Pratt), a plain old boring, every day Lego figure, who, it turns out, have an entire Lego world in which to live. A fun twist in the narrative toward the end keeps things interesting, but “The Lego Movie” is mostly disposable, lightweight entertainment. New trailers: Birdman, Paddington, Good Deed, Home, Fluffy Movie, The Interview See more trailers at The Film Yap! Classic Cinema: June 20 & 21, Keystone Art Cinema's "Midnight Madness" : "Raiders of the Lost Ark" June 20, Indiana Museum of Art's "Summer Nights" series: "The Jerk" About Joe: Joe Shearer is the co-owner of The Film Yap, a collection of Central Indiana’s Premier Film Geeks, along with former Indianapolis Star A&E editor Christopher Lloyd. He wrote movie reviews for INtake and indy.com The Magazine and has written for publications like MovieMaker Magazine, the Indianapolis Star, and Indianpolis Monthly. You can read more of Joe’s work and all of the latest in movie reviews, interviews, commentaries and other movie coverage, as well as free movie pass giveaways and more, at www.thefilmyap.com.