Archive for July, 2013

Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday July 30, 2013

  • Assault on Wall Street
  • Between Us
  • Black Rock
  • Cloudburst
  • Filly Brown
  • Flying Lessons
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Rushlights
  • Under the Bed

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New in theaters this weekend Friday July 26, 2013

  • Wolverine
  • The To Do List
  • Blue Jasmine
  • The Time Being
  • Tiny Times 1.0
  • Drug War
  • Breaking the Girls

Last Weeks top Box Office:

1 – The Conjuring
2 – Despicable Me 2
3 – Turbo
4 – Grown Ups 2
5 – Red 2


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New Line Cinema, Legendary Pictures, Original Film,

Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Christopher Fairbank, Warwick Davis

Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is just a farm boy, struggling to make ends meet, when he accidentally waters the magic beans which grows a giant beanstalk into the clouds opening the pathway to the land of giants, and restarting the ancient war between the kingdom of the giants and mankind. Jack becomes a warrior, fighting for the king and for the love of the princess while not only fighting the giants, but betrayal in the kingdom as well.

This epic film is a extravaganza of action, suspense, and great battles. The effects are spectacular as well, and the CGI is on steroids! Jack is a worthy hero, and has all the tricks and misdirects of Aladdin as he tries to outwit the giants. There’s all the parts of an epic battle film and it’s an interesting retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale. It doesn’t break a lot of new ground, but it’s a really good fantasy adventure story that makes a great Saturday matinee film. Interesting enough for the older kids, (maybe a little too intense for little kids, the PG-13 is probably appropriate), but a complete fantasy for the grown-ups, it’s one of those films that the family can enjoy together. I really didn’t expect a lot from this film, but I was really impressed with how well it captured and held my attention. I rather enjoyed the adventure, and I can recommend this film as a good escape flick.

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Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday July 23, 2013

  • Ginger and Rosa
  • Kiss of the Damned
  • Love and Honor
  • The Silence
  • Starbuck

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Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Scott Free Productions,

Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Phyllis Somerville, Harmony Korine, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Jacki Weaver, Dermot Mulroney

India Stoker (Mia wasikowska) is a young lady who is reeling after the loss of her father in a tragic accident. She’s trying to grieve, but her mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) isn’t able to step up to help as she’s very unstable herself. Suddenly her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) shows up and moves in with the family. India never knew he existed, but even though he’s very dark and sinister she thinks he may fill the void in her life. It soon becomes clear that he has ulterior motives and instead of being shocked by his actions, she finds herself more attracted to him. Who is this stranger in her life, and what does he have in mind for India?

This is actually a pretty creepy suspense thriller. This is the first English film for director Chan-wook Park from South Korea, and a pretty good first effort. It’s not one of those films that will wrap everything up in a little package, and it’s not going to resolve all the questions before the closing credits. This film will make you think for a long time after it’s over. The characters are all flawed, but very complex, and it has a lot of loose ends that will give you a lot to work on for a few days after the film is over. Mia does a wonderful job as India, a very strange girl, and Nicole Kidman does another fine job of playing the detached, not all together there Mom. This is not a horror film by usual definitions, but it’s definitely very suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a unusual work, and definitely one that will make you wonder what it all means. This is a screwed up family, and if nothing else, at least you’ll appreciate your own family a lot more afterward.

This is an intense film, and not everyone’s cup of tea, but if films like “Silence of the Lambs” is your type of suspense, then this is an interesting little film. It surely made me wonder what’s wrong with this bunch!

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