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A Day at the Movies July 17, 2014

Posted by Dori in Movies.
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imagesIt’s been awhile since I’ve been excited by a new movie release but now there are a couple that I would really like to see in the theater instead of waiting for the DVD to come out. One, Snowpiercer, is a sci-fi film about a future world where the remainder of humanity lives in a train because of a failed attempt to solve climate change. The passengers are divided by class and the poorest have decided they’ve had enough! It’s directed by Korean director Joon-ho Bong and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. The other movie I’d love to see is Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s opus about a family with a young boy that was filmed over 12 years and highlights his growth and the changes within his family. It’s such a fascinating concept and it’s gotten great reviews.

WEEKLY MOVIE REVIEW: We showed 3 Autumns 2 Winters at the Indie Int’l Film Festival on Monday night. It’s a French film distributed by Film Movement and was shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Inspired by the 60’s/70’s New Wave film movement, it’s about a group of 30 somethings trying to figure out their lives in Paris. Filmed in a gritty style with a full frame and featuring voiceover narration, interviews and chapters, it’s a quirky, meandering movie with lots of humor and a winning star in Vincent Macaigne, described as the new ‘Gerard Depardieu’ of French cinema.

New releases:

Non-StopDVD and Blu-Ray: another Liam Neeson led action thriller.
Le Week-EndDVD and Blu-Ray: Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in this British film about a long-married couple who take a vacation to Paris to try to rekindle their relationship.
The Raid 2DVD and Blu-Ray: an Indonesian action film – sequel to The Raid.
Rio 2DVD and Blu-Ray: another sequel, this one to the children’s film Rio.
Under the SkinDVD and Blu-Ray: Scarlet Johannson stars as an alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men who then disappear.
WrinklesDVD: an animated film with an eccentric cast of characters set in an old-age home. Based on a graphic novel.
Nymphomaniac, Volume I – DVD: Lars Von Trier’s latest film about the life of Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac.
Nymphomaniac, Volume IIDVD
Will You Still Love Me TomorrowDVD: a Taiwanese film with a humorous look at relationships where two couples face upheavals with their significant others.
MaidentripDVD: a documentary about 14-year-old Laura Dekker who set out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
WatermarkDVD: a documentary that explores the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.
Endeavour Series 2 – DVD: Yay, more Inspector Morse!
Orphan Black Season 2DVD
Case Histories Series 2 DVD

Happy Watching!

~ Dori

 

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