What’s Playing Nearby

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In which staffer Mark Krotov gives movie suggestions for those who fear to venture off the 1, 2, and 3 lines.

AMC Loews 84th Street 6
84th and Broadway

Curious George
An amazing children’s book gets the animated treatment, sans crappy CGI. With the calm, seductive voice of Will Ferrell as The Man in the Yellow Hat.

Final Destination 3
A provocative inquiry into roller coaster safety in the United States, with the tagline “This Ride Will Be The Death Of You.” Seriously.

Something New
There’s an important holiday coming up on Tuesday, just saying.

Unfortunately, not Spike Lee’s sequel to Bamboozled.

Also Playing:
When a Stranger Calls
Big Momma’s House 2
Underworld: Evolution

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd

Cache (Hidden)
Juliette Binoche stars in an important film from one of the most important directors, Michael Haneke. Creepiness included in price of admission.

As noted last week, any day now, the Academy will understand its error and oust Capote from the Best Picture nominees for being too good. For now, enjoy a totally unique approach to a biopic, with the second-best performance of the year from Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Mrs. Henderson Presents
Presumably, the nudity that earned this film its R rating has nothing to do with the presence of Dame Judi Dench.

Why We Fight
Once upon a time, Dwight Eisenhower noted the dangers of the “military-industrial complex.” Unbelievably, this is a documentary, and not a fantasy film.

Also Playing:
The Squid and the Whale
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 12
68th and Broadway

Paul Bettany is a very attractive man. Also starring Harrison Ford.

The Pink Panther
From the director of Just Married, and Cheaper by the Dozen and the star of Bowfinger and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, comes a sequel to movies that starred Peter “the best actor in the universe” Sellers. Also starring Beyonce Knowles, whose name on the marquee pretty much makes this a must-see.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Still one of the best movies of last year and the best movie currently playing in the city. Go now. There’s a big fetus in it.

Get your oil on! One of the best movies of last year is still playing, which means you have another weekend to gaze upon the legendary, elusive mystery man known as “Fat Clooney.”

The New World
Please go see it. It’s beautiful. Really, really beautiful.

Also Playing:
Nanny McPhee
Roving Mars
Glory Road
The Matador
Match Point
Brokeback Mountain
Walk the Line
Good Night, and Good Luck

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  1. hmm


    Unfortunately, not Spike Lee’s sequel to Bamboozled."

    --best line Mark's ever written

  2. oh you know, it's becky. don't mess around.

    a) mark always says that will ferrell's voice is "seductive" when what he really means is "muy sexuale"

    b) juliet binoche = always the same character

    c) "something new" sounds like the Concretes song, which is probs waaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

  3. sam

    "final destination 3" > "tristam shandy"

    i should know, i've only seen one of them

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