Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday September 16, 2014


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Automatik Entertainment, IM Global Octane, Wayans Bros. Entertainment,

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric the Entertainer, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, Steele Stebbins, Rick Overton, Hayes MacArthur, Dave Sheridan

Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is back. After he exorcized the demons from his ex-girlfriend, and still grieving her loss, but he’s ready to try to move on with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressley) and her two children. But when they move into the house of their dreams, paranormal events start up again, and Malcolm comes to the rescue once again trying to save himself and his new family from that strange goings on.

This is another Wayans parody of all the recent horror films. They’re all here. As long as they keep cranking out the scary films, the Wayans family is going to keep making fun on them. This one is just what you’d expect and you either love these or hate them. For me, it’s a good distraction to spend 90 minutes or so laughing at all the references to the recent crop. For some people, they are stupid and silly and a waste of time. So it’s up to you. But what you see is what you get. It’s a bunch of clever silliness paying tribute to how dumb all these horror slasher films are. It’s raunchy, violent, and very funny at the same time. Marlon has some good backup here. There’s Cedric the Entertainer playing his usual con man type character, and Gabriel (Fluffy) Iglesias as the Mexican neighbor always putting him on. Both bring a lot of comedy expertise to the movie. So there’s no groundbreaking comedy here, just clever banter about the state of the recent paranormal world.

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Rhombus Media, Roxbury Pictures, Mecanismo Films,

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Jane Moffat, Joshua Peace, Tim Post

Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boring history professor living a humdrum life with his live in girlfriend Mary (Melanie Laurent). While watching a rental movie, he sees an actor who looks exactly like him. Curious, he tries to find everything he can find out about Anthony (Jake Gyllenhall) who is an actor in Toronto. As he becomes more interested (obsessed) with Anthony, he arranges a meeting where they find out they are absolute twins of each other, including the same scars. But their personalities seem to be very different.

This is a very, very strange movie. But it is a very good story, although I do think most people are going to hate it. It is a very weird story. It bends your mind! There have only been a few films with this kind of mind bending storytelling. The ending of The Sixth Sense and The Village, two (in my opinion) M. Night Shaymalan films twisted my mind. Certainly I didn’t see the twist in A Beautiful Mind coming, and I was completely disappointed in myself that I never saw that coming. There have been some others. But these films twisted you up in knots and then blasted you with the truth suddenly and you came away saying WOW! This film is NOT going to tell you the truth, or let you know how any of this is possible. I struggled for days after watching this thinking it was the biggest waste of opportunity in film making ever! The focus of this story is WAY off. Here we have a situation where there are two guys who do not know each other who are identical in so many ways that obviously something very strange is going on. All the way through I was looking for the big payoff. It never came. The ending knocked me down, but I was left thinking “What the hell was that?” There was no payoff. But I thought and I read and reviewed what was going on, and finally it hit me. I don’t want to give away any secrets, but think long on hard about how two guys could be so alike but so different. Think of how they’re alike and how they’re different. After having fought my way through this I found that this was actually a very good film, but in a way far different than what I expected. This is a very thoughtful story, and if you don’t like to think long and hard, but like your movies tied up neatly with a bow, then you’ll probably hate this movie and you should avoid it like the plague. But if you like a mental puzzle and a major challenge, you may find that this is really an awesome story. So far the vast majority of people I have talked to hated it, so watcher beware!

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Dreamfly Productions, Escape Pictures, Lavender Pictures,

Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Alex Wolff, Katie Chang, Briana Marin, Stephen Kunken, Daniela Lavender, Ethan Cohn, Ira Hawkins, Adam Barrie, Andy Prosky, Michael Chen

David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a teen who is hooked to the hobby of birding. His father Donald (James LeGros) is about to get remarried, which is really messing with David’s head when he suddenly sees a rare bird that is supposed to be extinct. After trying to verify the find, he and a bunch of friends head off on an epic road trip to find the bird again to prove his discovery on the eve of his father’s wedding, and he’s supposed to be the best man.

This is a rather interesting film about birding. It’s actually the second film I’ve watched on the subject recently, and that’s disturbing as birding is supposed to be a really boring hobby for nerds. Well, I guess David does pass as a nerd, but the movie really isn’t about birding. It’s a story about the pain a young man feels at the loss of his mother, and the added stress of seeing his Dad appear to forget her for his hot new young girlfriend. It’s about who his friends really are, and there’s a lot of self assessment in this film. Each of the characters has to look at themselves to see who they really are. Not a big blockbuster movie, this is a small independent type film, but not a bad one. It’s got a decent amount of heart, and the road trip really has it’s excitement as they chase this elusive goose. This was a relatively interesting film to watch and it’s not a bad story, and as a bonus, it’s got Ben Kingsley!

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Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday September 9, 2014

  • Borgman
  • Brick Mansions
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Dr Who:Deep Breath
  • Fed Up
  • The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
  • God’s Pocket
  • The Hornet’s Nest
  • Last Passenger
  • A Long Way Down
  • Palo Alto
  • Pumpkin
  • Willow Creek
  • Words and Pictures

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