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Tuesday at the Movies February 25, 2014

Posted by Dori in Movies, Thoughtful Ramblings.

What’s up movie watchers? It’s been tough catching up with all the Oscar nominees before the broadcast – I have not gotten to watch most of them – but did recently watch Captain Phillips (see review below).  That leaves 7 more to watch in the next week and a half and all of these are not out on DVD yet (both Gravity and Nebraska are out today)! I have to finagle some viewings asap.

WEEKLY MOVIE REVIEW: I wasn’t expecting to like Captain Phillips so much – I’m not a giant Tom Hanks fan, to me he’s just always Tom Hanks, but he was great in this. Director Paul Greengrass of Bourne fame, has created a thriller that is both thoughtful and suspenseful by focusing on the humanity of the kidnappers (the acting of Barkhad Abdi was amazing as well – and nominated for Best Supporting Actor).

MOVIE SHOWING: Speaking of Gravity, we’ll be showing this on Friday for Lunch and a Movie. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, it’s a Best Picture contender and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  Join us at noon in the Community Room.

New Releases 2-25-14:

RushBlu-Ray and DVD: Ron Howard directs this film about Formula One racing in the 1970s.
GravityBlu-Ray and DVD: nominated for Best Picture, this film explores the terror of outer space.
NebraskaBlu-Ray and DVD: nominated for Best Picture as well, this is Alexander Payne’s latest movie about a man on a road trip with his sons, seeking a sweepstakes prize.
Thor: the Dark World – Blu-Ray and DVD: Thor is back to restore order across the cosmos!
Blue is the Warmest ColorBlu-Ray and DVD: a hit at the Cannes film festival, this is a French film about intense first love.
Pulling StringsDVD: Mexican star Jaime Camil stars as a mariachi singer trying to get a visa from the American embassy.
Mr. NobodyDVD: a new release of a 2009 movie starring Jared Leto (nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyer’s Club) about Nemo Nobody, a 118 year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality.
Narco CulturaDVD: a documentary about narco-traffickers that looks at their influence on pop culture on both sides of the border.

Happy Watching!

~ Dori



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