April 30th, 2011

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Fast 5" at the IMAX

Forget last summer's girlie man movies like **Prince of Persia** and **Sex and the City 2** with **Fast 5's** opening gross of 83 million dollars, the Summer 2011 blockbuster season has begun! Currently screening on the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery's IMAX 60 foot screen, **Fast 5** has the energy, action and humor that is expected from a Summer blockbuster.

While some of the action sequences have a taint of Attention Deficient Disorder Editing, the stunt work, car chases and heists are well directed. The climatic fight between Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson and Vin Diesel does not disappoint, but it is the quiet moments that will resonate. In particular when Vin Diesel's outlaw character reminisces about going to church with his father and the Sunday afternoon barbecues for the neighborhood.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Ceremony," a touch of Gatsby

Written and directed by Max Winkler, **Ceremony** is the kind of movie that most film makers don't make anymore. Children's writer Sam (Michael Angarano) tricks his friend Marshall (Reece Thompson) into driving to Eastern Long Island. What is first promoted as a youthful road trip, becomes a journey towards obsession. Sam wants to disrupt the wedding of the love of his life, Zoe (Uma Thurman).

Given that Sam is in his twenties and Zoe is in her forties, **Ceremony** is as an odd movie with allusions to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jonathan Ames. There is much situational humor and **Ceremony** features the ensemble performances, especially the anguish of Michael Angarano. Angarano's Sam makes the convincing transition from fake Marlboro Man look-a-like to that of man child who finally becomes an adult.

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"The Caves of Forbidden Dreams" Oscar bound documentary???

Werner Herzog’s 3 D documentary **The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” Best known for his intense films like **Fitzcarldo** **Aguirre: The Wrath of God** and **Grizzly Man,** Herzog obtained exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, which is believed to be the oldest pictographs on earth.

**The Caves of Forgotten Dreams** is a beautiful and approachable film. Herzog, who also narrates, brings a childlike joy through his grandfatherly German accent. The visuals are exceptional and the stories told about the artifacts is life affirming. For those who prefer a leisurely baseball game over an intense hockey game, then **The Game of Forbidden Dreams** is the flick for you.