I would like to begin with a disclaimer: I don’t really like cheesy Christmas movies. I love other Christmas movies, and I love rom-coms any other time of the year, but sappy, Hallmark-y, jingle jangle holly jolly Christmas movies? Not a huge fan.
“We Are Little Zombies,” writer-director Makoto Nagahisa’s debut feature, didn’t make the biggest splash here in the United States. Premiering at the Tokyo Film Festival last year, it was destined for theatrical release this past summer.
We don’t talk about it, but hot people destroy lives. Every time a pretty person touches my arm, or even talks to me, it really does feel like being stomped out by a moose. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is one of my favorite films of all time because it just gets that.
Once again, Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”) has saved the world. McCarthy plays Carol Peters alongside Bobby Cannavale’s (“The Irishman”) George in “Superintelligence,” a farfetched and lighthearted sci-fi comedy from HBO with aggressive product placement and a very sweet ending.
Based on a short story by Peter Stamm, “What We Wanted” lends a peek into the lives of Niklas (Elyas M’Barek, “Who Am I”) and Alice (Lavinia Wilson, “Hey Bunny”), a young Viennese couple who are having trouble conceiving.