- Filmosophers - 20140509 - Filmosophers

Tim's Vermeer posterWe've talked about being in the golden age for documentary films. Tim's Vermeer is prime example and it starts Friday at the Orpheum Theatre. "Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography?" "A movie for people who like to think, who like to ponder the big questions surrounding art and the act of creation." "The result astonishes. A fascinating, funny and inspiring story." 

The bawdy comedy Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron & Rose Byrne opens at the Ottumwa 8 and wide Friday. Getting good reviews, if it wasn't R rated I'd say it could compete with Spiderman's second weekend for top box office.

Thomas "TJ" Gates, my son Shane (15) and I will see Heaven Is For Real in Ottumwa Thursday. It's based on the true story of a near-death experience. Thomas had a profound NDE and I anticipate an interesting conversation afterward! Also, we're into the month of August in our summer movie preview. This includes Luc Besson's Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. An intriguing premise: "It's the story of this girl who was using 10 percent of her brain capacity, and goes to using 100 percent in a couple of days, and what this does to her as a person." - Luc Besson. All on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. "If heaven is for real, wouldn't we live different lives?"- H.I.F.R.