So, X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes out this weekend, and it looks totally absurd and awesome (ed note: THIS MOVIE IS UTTER CRAP). They could, and probably should have taken the route the Dark Knight did and embraced the totally evil, and not cartoonish at all nature of the title character. Instead, Wolverine looks like it’s going to continue the really over-the-top nature of summer blockbusters. I never saw the third X-Men movie because the general consensus was that it was unforgivable. However, I think the fact that Gambit is in the new one, and everyone loves Gambit, makes this one a pretty big deal. I hope I’m not disappointed, but I don’t really think that this one is going to be amazing. It does look really cool though.
In other news, how ’bout that Celtics-Bulls series?
And to finally tie basketball and Wolverine together, this clip from TNT features Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith talking about the classic NBA/Wolverine TNT promo spot, and is worth 3 minutes of your time:
CHE, Part 1 / Bijou Theatre / 9pm / $5
The new, absurd looking Wolverine movie may open this weekend, but I’m taking this opportunity to point you in the direction of a different film experience. Last year’s epic CHE is being shown in two parts at the Bijou. Tonight is the last chance to watch part one. Stephen Soderbergh directs, and Benicio del Toro stars as Ernesto Guevara, who joined forces with Fidel Castro and who has become an icon for suburban white kids in college everywhere. Seriously, this is supposed to be really good. Check out part two next week.
Big Car Collective Gallery Opening / PS1 / 7pm / FREE
“Outside/In — This Show’s About You,” a collaborative exhibition by Big Car Collective of Indianapolis, IN, comes to Public Space ONE Gallery starting tonight. This show is a part of Big Car Collective’s ongoing project to visit other cities and communities, creating artwork about these places from the perspective of outsiders. Describing the project, they write, “The cities we visit aren’t themes for our shows as much as they are the providers of the raw materials and inspiration for our shows.”
Petit Mal, Lipstick Homicide, The Wheelers, Noyer La Mer / PS1 / 9pm / $5
Totally badass garage rock awesome show happening at PS1 tonight. By now Petit Mal and Lipstick Homicide should be IC scene household names. Noyer La Mer are heading there too. The Wheelers, of Iowa and Kansas City, have a killer new rock record called Milwaukee Black & Tan. This is gonna be a loud one. Check them out on KRUI Saturday afternoon at 3pm.