Truth be told, I’ve been watching a lot of ‘futbol’ lately, so my movie watching has taken a back seat. Are you catching any of this World Cup? It’s been very exciting with lots of upsets and really close games. If you haven’t partaken, you’ve got the whole month of July to enjoy, culminating with the final on July 28th. To get you in the mood, check out a film or two featuring this popular world sport:
MOVIE REVIEW: At Lunch and a Movie last week we viewed Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. This caper film set in the 30’s in a fictional European country had us chuckling and gaping at the fascinating sets. I highly recommend this one.
New releases 6-24-14 and 7-1-14:
A Winter’s Tale – DVD and Blu-Ray: based on the book by Mark Helprin, this historical fantasy imagines a mythical New York City across a hundred years.
Endless Love – DVD and Blu-Ray: a privileged girl and a charismatic boy share an instant desire that sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
300: Rise of an Empire – DVD and Blu-Ray: the Persians battle the Greeks in this sequel to 300.
Lone Survivor – DVD and Blu-Ray: the story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. Based on a bestselling book.
Enemy – DVD: a man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal.
Repentance – DVD: a successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man’s fixation on his mother’s death will soon put his life in jeopardy.
Rob the Mob – DVD: a thrilling and poignant crime-thriller about two lovers whose daring heists of Mafia social clubs result in a discovery that could forever change the face of organized crime in America.
Fracknation – DVD: a journalist takes on environmentalists and anti-fracking activists in his search for the truth about fracking.
Escape from a Nazi Death Camp – DVD: a PBS documentary about an escape from the Sobibor concentration camp.
The Unknown Known – DVD: Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career, including his role in the Iraq War.
NYPD Blue, Season 6 – DVD
Duck Dynasty, Season 5 – DVD
Masters of Sex, the Complete First Season – DVD: an HBO series about the sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.