Conversations in Line
By Darcie Stevens, 4:29PM, Sun. Mar. 11, 2007
Re: Elvis & Anabelle:
Director Will Geiger and his crew "captured the colors of the Texas sunset perfectly." Couldn't be truer. This beautiful, quirky love story, filmed in Austin and Pflugerville, hypnotized in hues of blue and pink skies and bright yellow sunflowers. And actors Max Minghella and Blake Lively (whom you might remember as a younger soccer player in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and especially Joe Mantegna weren't too shabby either.
"And nobody talks about the beauty of our beaches." Well, lets just thank the gods that Geiger shot on South Padre Island. That water was barely brown. Next (and final) screening: Thursday, March 15, 9:45pm, Paramount.
"Did you just come out of that two-hour movie?" Why yes I did. And let me tell you: Two hours of character development hitting at 11am after daylight-saving time felt like 10 hours of philosophy. Not that first-time filmmaker Ronald Bronstein failed; it just might have worked better in the 90-minutes-or-less category. Next screening: Monday, March 12, 1:30pm, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.
Re: Confessions of a Superhero:
"I just saw the Hulk on the corner!" And I just saw Superman in a suit. Go figure. Next screening: Tuesday, March 13, 9:45pm, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.
p.s. I repeat: Go see Clayton Jacobson's Australian mockumentary, Kenny, tonight, 12mid, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Trust me on this one. I saw it last night with only 15 or 20 of my closest friends, and it's so hilarious, I want the world to know. We need a little cheering up these days, don't you think?