Saw Attack the Block Thursday night at the Colony Theatre. A street gang living in a monolithic British public housing development defends The Block against an invasion of alien monsters. People involved also involved in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, Attack the Block felt like a combination of Pitch Black, the 1950s Invaders From Mars, The Goonies, and The Warriors. Felt a lot like Shaun of the Dead, which is good in my opinion. Recommended as an intelligent funny low-budget sci-fi B-movie. Favorite quote: "Too much madness to explain in one text!"
* Senna - "A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34". Opens today.
* Restless - Gus Van Sant directed this love story of a young woman and a young man wherein the young woman is dying of cancer and the young man's best friend is his imaginary ghost of a WWII kamikaze pilot friend only he can see.
* Take Shelter - Michael Shannon impressed me in the first season of HBO's Boardwalk Jungle. He's in this film about a family man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and from his point of view. The effect of the trailer from his perspective is oddly magic realism crossed with horror.
* Margin Call - Wall Street, 2008, big mistake, financial shenanigans. Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Zachary Quinto.