It was a pretty decent weekend at the movies.
Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" was clearly the better of the two pictures I saw. It's one of the director's better films since the beginning of the new century. I'd rank it just behind "Match Point" and "Midnight in Paris."
And Cate Blanchett gives a solid performance as a Blanche Dubois-esque figure whose life falls apart after her Bernie Madoff-esque husband (Alec Baldwin) gets thrown in prison. The film is also Woody's most dour - and I mean that in a good way - comedy since "Deconstructing Harry."
"The Wolverine" was a better than average comic book movie. It's a little better than "Iron Man 3" and about on par with "Man of Steel." Still, there are probably enough "X-Men" movies out there to not necessitate anymore.
Here are my Patch reviews.
This coming weekend, I'll catch the well received "The Spectacular Now," "2 Guns" and the gotta-see-it-no-matter-what "The Canyons."