The Other Summer Movies
Photograph courtesy of François Duhamel
Four much needed cinematic antidotes to a season of killer robots, CGI dinosaurs, and Katherine Heigl. David Walters
Away We Go (pictured above)
An expecting couple (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph) embark on an existential-crisis-fueled road trip replete with the nutty characters and twee music you'd expect from Dave Eggers' first script. If Garden State perfectly encapsulated your twentysomething anxieties, this has your thirties covered.
Photograph Courtesy of Summit Entertainment
The Hurt Locker
The gritty tale of a U.S. Army bomb squad in Iraq, this film conveyswithout restoring to preachinessthe emotional distress caused by defusing IEDs. As you white-knuckle the armrests, try to appreciate the nuanced performances by Jeremy Renner (28 Weeks Later) and Anthony Mackie (Notorious).
Photograph Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
This documentary exposé of the "farm-fresh: commercial food industry casts light on a complicity Food and Drug Administration and genetically modified freak chickens collapsing under their own weightbecause An Inconvenient Truth didn't give you enough to be absolutely terrified of.
Photograph Courtesy of Ted Speaker
Motivated by midlife crises and juvenile one-upsmanship, a pair of old college buddies make a pact to star in an amateur porno together, their heterosexuality be damned. A wry and witty contribution to the mublecore movement (and don't let that dissuade you), It's I Love You, Man for the hyperliteralist.
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