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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

my week at the movies: ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,’ ‘Prince Caspian,’ ‘Stuck,’ ‘Young@Heart’

This billboard in Times Square has been tormenting me for weeks now. I can’t look at it without hearing that dum-da-DUM-DUM, dum-da-dum theme music. I can’t wait to see the movie. And now the wait is almost over: just a few days more. I am seriously geeked. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens wide on Thursday, May 22, and I’ll be there again, too, on opening night. Because it’s Indiana Jones. That’s just the way it is.

I saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [opens wide May 16] last night. I feel like such a dirty old lady, but I don’t think it’s really my fault. Why do they keep putting such cute boys in these movies?

Remember that horrible news story about the woman who hit a guy with her car, and the guy languished in the windshield of her car for days? Well, someone made a movie about that: Stuck [opens limited May 30]. Mena Suvari is the driver; Stephen Rea is the victim. I’m curious to see what could be said about such inexplicable inhumanity.

Young@Heart [now playing in limited release] is a documentary about old people who do rock ‘n’ roll. I guess no one told them that there’s nothing really all that odd about that: have they seen Keith Richards lately?

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  • PaulW

    You should consider a review of the first three Indy movies as a lead up to reviewing the fourth… It would help esp. to rewatch Raiders and Last Crusade…

  • I’m still passing on Indiana Jones; I was against them making a 4th movie in the first place, and I overheard a theatre employee last Saturday remark that there’s a lot of recycled plot elements in this movie… he said “it seemed rushed”. Not to mention, I can’t stand Shia LaBeouf.

  • MaryAnn

    You should consider a review of the first three Indy movies as a lead up to reviewing the fourth…

    Yeah, I’d really like to do that, but I don’t think I’ll have the time.

  • jenn

    I think Caspian in real life is about 26. So at least he’s legal.

  • Hdj

    Im kinda in the same boat with Clayj sorta dreading the new Indy. It takes a little more then a theme song to boost my anticipation for a film. But I dunno I think for once Ill stop being such a stickler , and see the movie before I start kicking and screaming how much the trailer isn’t doing much for me. heres my positive reinforcement for the new Indiana Jones, it cant suck as bad as Speed Racer

  • Danielle

    The boys in Caspian are cute, but I’m most looking forward to the men in this film: Peter Dinklage and (the voices of) Liam Neeson and Eddie Izzard (met him last weekend, and goodness, he’s sexy).

  • Ryan H

    Yeah, I’d really like to do that, but I don’t think I’ll have the time.

    Ha! What kind of film geek reviewer can’t review the Indy movies from memory and in her sleep? I’m very disappointed in you. :)

    I figure that I’m going to pass out from ecstasy the first time the music is played. So what do I care if the movie after that point is good or not?

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