Summer movie season is usually a myriad of alien invasions, raunchy comedies of arguable taste, sequels, prequels, and poorly developed stories for children with kind standards. However, some exceptions to the rule have been featured all along Zinio’s main publications.
Wes Anderson’s last piece, Moonrise Kingdom, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love and run away together into the wilderness. Set on a beautiful island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, the movie has become a critic’s darling. Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, and Tilda Swinton are some of the actors in this impressive cast. Nylon Guys Magazine interviewed the director.
Another display from a Hollywood heavyweight comes from that of Woody Allen. This time, the New Yorker sets off to Rome. Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, and Allen himself weave the kind of witty comedy he’s so skilled at. Last issue of Newsweek talked to the director.
Oliver Stone and Taylor Kitsch take the cover of Los Angeles Confidential’s Summer issue. The respective director and actor of Savages talk about the drug cartel thriller that will hit the theatres July 6.
Apollonian Taylor shares the screen with Aaron Johnson, and both share the same girlfriend, played by bombshell Blake Lively. On the bad guys side, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, and Benicio Del Toro compete to take the prize at most memorable villain of the year. Drugs, sex, violence in the over-the-top way Oliver Stone likes it.
We don’t forget the demographic that matters most during Summer brake, thus for children, Brave, is set in a fantasy highlands of Scotland during the Middle Ages. For a Pixar first , the lead role is a girl, a red headed unruly teenager more skilled, and more interested in archery and battle affairs than in the courtly demands of a lady. Film Journal International talks about this piece of “Brave Art”.