INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and Reality

Brace yourselves: it’s time for the fourth Indy film. We talk about fun heist-themed romps, moody art-house montages, and classic comedy capering; sadly, that’s in the first five — blissfully CRYSTAL SKULL-free — minutes. Oh dear.

This Week’s Watching
BETTER OFF DEAD (1985): Savage Steve Holland, John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers
KOYAANISQUATSI (1982): Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke, Philip Glass
NOW YOU SEE ME (2013): Louis Leterrier, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo

Recommendations
HOLES (2003): Andrew Davis, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voigt
DEATH BECOMES HER (1992): Robert Zemeckis, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis
ALIEN (1979): Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver
BABEL (2006): Alejandro González Iñárritu, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Footnotes
We mentioned Eisenstein again: check out STRIKE (1925) and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925), among many others. There’s a good article on Steven Spielberg and aliens, here: whatculture.com/film/why-does-ste…turning-to-aliens. And there’s more on a concept that Rob mentioned in passing, but that we didn’t have time to go over, here: screenrobot.com/can-cgi-movies-ev…pe-uncanny-valley. Finally, an update on IJV (please don’t bring Ford back): www.cinemablend.com/new/Indiana-Jon…date-87667.html

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