A monster and good deeds come to our theaters this weekend

(From syracusenewtimes.com)

(From syracusenewtimes.com)

The two movies opening this weekend couldn’t be more opposite.

In ‘I Frankenstein,’ we will have the latest incarnation of the scary, zipper-necked fellow, taken from the pages of a graphic novel, by the creators of “Underworld.”

I am scared already.

And then there’s the Hindi-language film “Jai Ho,” a remake of a Telugu movie, “Stalin,” with a plot that’s centered around the premise of paying it forward.

Everybody who gets a good deed is expected to do something equally gracious for three others.

That would be truly something to behold.

If you’d like to read my whole preview story on the Syracuse New Times site, click the link below.


Look Monday right here as I disclose which film I decided to review this weekend.

11 thoughts on “A monster and good deeds come to our theaters this weekend

  1. I am always gobsmacked about the different interpretations of Mary Shelley’s novel, FRANKENSTEIN, in which the student(not a doctor) named Frankenstein creates a monster, who is never named. As far as I know, no one has ever told the story as it was written, a social commentary about the irresponsibility of mankind and how hate towards the “different” person can engender more hate.


  2. oh, i want to see both of these. finally saw both nebraska and august. august left me feeling sad and seemed a bit stilted and ‘stage-like’ at times. incredible turns by the actors though. as for nebraska, i loved every line, every scene. loved the b/w, loved the locals, and their natural appearance on film, and loved the actors. bruce’s best role ever in my opinion. loved the humor, the poignancy, and the humanity of it all.


    • I come away with a slight feeling that you loved ‘Nebraska,’ Beth. I just put it on my gotta-catch-up-to-it-on-cable-on-demand-or-Netfix list, thanks to your raves. I think ‘August’ is stage-like because it was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. But I haven’t seen that yet, either. This weekend, scary time, just me, Karen doesn’t want to go to ‘I, Frankenstein.’


      • yes, that makes sense for the feel of august. as for nebraska – well, i think it’s clear. and on to frankenstein, no worries, i’ve gone to many a film on my own rather than having someone who is there under duress or it’s not their cup of tea. it’s good that your two can be honest with each other, rather than having to endure it, and have found the perfect solution.


      • I have no problem seeing a movie solo when Karen opts out. That happened at times over the years at concerts, too, and then it also became more standard practice to provide concert reviewers with just one ticket.


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