A few not-so-shocking giveaways about this week’s new movie releases, including Justice League and Frank Serpico
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
Filmed over 24 hours in 25 locations around the world and with the participation of over 12 surfers, Here and Now aspires to be the Life in a Day of surf movies. Shots taken from shore offer fairly standard glimpses. Only when the camera gets wet does the audience feel an insider’s sense of what it’s like to shoot the curl. Without the cosmic insight of surf film guru Stacy Peralta (Riding Giants) or the inherent comic nastiness of Bam Margera (CKY), what’s left is a shoot-now-figure-it-out-later home movie in which two-thirds of the time is spent watching surf footage cut together with music written by the crew as they edited it. Directed by Surfing Magazine publisher Nathan Myers and surfer/documentarian Taylor Steele, H&N is plotless (and largely pointless). Babes and broskies enamored with the art of surfing will undoubtedly turn out in force when the 45-minute documentary screens Friday, August 4, at 7pm and 9pm at Bird’s Surf Shed in Linda Vista. Others may be board to death. 2012.