Lite’s Review Room: Weekend Movies – ‘Take Shelter’ & ‘The Three Musketeers’

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"Take Shelter' Photocall - 37th Deauville Film Festival

The weekend is here, and we’ll be honest, we probably wont make it to the movies this weekend with the Rangers and the Cowboys both in town. But if you happen to sneak away and get to the theater we’ve got one sure fire must see and one haven’t we seen this before.

The first movie we’ll look at, our Queen of the Silver Screen Julie Fisk is been a buzz about all week. We’ll let her explain.

Take Shelter:

“Take Shelter” stars Michael Shannon as a man whose apocalyptic visions signal either the end of the world, or the onset of his own mental illness. Look, I’m going to tell you right off the bat, that I LOVED this movie and am giving it an A+. I left the theater out of breath, with a lump in my throat & goose bumps on my arms. That’s how good it is.

I’m telling you this because I know you have no interest in seeing “Take Shelter.” For one, there are no big stars in it. Fans of “Boardwalk Empire” will recognize Michael Shannon as the wide-eyed Agent Nelson Van Alden, but he’s certainly not a matinee idol. Jessica Chastain also stars in “Take Shelter” & is so effortlessly wonderful, she shows us why she’s been getting all the best roles this year. However, only the movie nerds will recognize Jessica.

“Take Shelter” is also a big commitment, of time & emotion. It’s 2 solid hours of watching a perfectly nice guy fall down the rabbit hole, taking his wife & sweet little deaf daughter along with him. It’s not an easy thing to witness. Despite all of this, “Take Shelter” is glorious to behold. I wanted a Thesaurus to express how much I love “Take Shelter,” but there are only 4 words you need to hear: Go see this movie.

Go see “Take Shelter” because Michael Shannon at the very least will probably be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

Go see it because it deserves to be seen on the big screen.

Go see “Take Shelter” because I gave it an A+ with a gold star & a smiley face.

And in case you missed it the first however many times I said it, go see “Take Shelter.”

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