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
Why is this appearing on the Big Screen blog? You need a reason? Okay, fine. When the helicopter kicks in around 0:45 and the fireworks get all clustery and bright and rapid, it puts me in mind of Apocalypse Now. Ditto when you can see the palm trees in silhouette at the end there. In the end, everything will remind us of movies, instead of the other way 'round. Happy Fourth!
(Around 1:18, there's a brief swing to the left, and you can see just a hint of the Great Downtown Sparkler Fire of 2011.)