Review: AND SO IT GOES

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By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 2.5 (Out of 5 Reels)

Actors Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton have been in a multitude of films; some great and others not so great.  A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home (IMDB). Read more »

Review: LUCY

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 1.5 (Out of 4 Stars)

With Luc Besson’s writing and directing credits that include The Transporter saga, The Fifth Element, and La Femme Nikita, one would expect his latest film entry to have plenty of thrilling, pulse-pounding action.  However, that actually is not the case with Lucy.  With the exception of one exciting car chase sequence, Besson’s inappropriately categorized “action/science fiction” flick actually aims to be much more cerebral and philosophical than what movie audiences normally expect from the French director.  The problem has to do with the lack of creativity in its story, characters, and style.  The result is a hodge-podge of  elements from other more effectual movies and stories. Read more »

Review: AND SO IT GOES

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars)

I walked into And So it Goes thinking, “If this is As Good As It Gets, then Something’s Gotta Give!” While I was partially joking and having fun with the titles from similarly themed films, my joke really wasn’t too far from my true feelings on the matter.  Considering that screenwriter Mark Andrus scribed both And So It Goes and As Good As It Gets, it came as no surprise that the two films have striking similarities in plot and characters.  The main difference, though, is that As Good As It Gets, which was co-written and directed by James L. Brooks, got it oh so right the first time.  This latest attempt at a heart-warming, redemption story just feels so redundant, cookie cutter, and has no unique style of its own. In addition, director Rob Reiner seems to have studied the work of James L. Brooks and tries to emulate here as well. The result is a forgettable and benign piece that would’ve made an adequate entry for the ABC Family channel, but not one deserving of theater ticket money. Read more »

Surprise Screening Pass Giveaway:

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TVR has an opportunity for our readers to score passes to an advance screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey.  The screening will take place Wednesday, July 30 at 7:oo PM. .  Passes will be available for up to two people. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. See this movie a few days early and free of charge before it opens in theaters!

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Screening Pass Giveaway: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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TVR is giving away passes (good for two people) to this advance screening scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.  We will randomly choose winners from the entries received. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. See this movie early and free of charge before it opens in theaters!

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Read more »

Review: PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

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By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 3.5 (Out of 5 Reels)

Planes: Fire & Rescue is Disney’s second movie featuring plane Dusty Crophopper voiced by Dane Cook.  When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter (IMDB).

Disney has a unique way of bringing computer animated characters to life which allows the audience to become vested to a point.  Although most of Disney’s plot lines are tried and true the journey and the visuals are what make them worthy of watching.  Disney is best at teaching kids how valuable hard work, honesty and selflessness are in life and Planes: Fire & Rescue definitely gets that point across. Read more »

DVD Release: WHEN I SAW YOU

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Kino Lorber Releases moving Palestinian drama When I Saw You, a film by award-winner Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea)
Berlin Festival Winner and Palestine’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® to arrive on DVD August 19th
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24, 2014 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of WHEN I SAW YOU, the acclaimed Arabic drama from award-winning filmmaker Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea) that tells the inspiring story of a Palestinian boy searching for his missing father while trapped with his mother inside a refugee camp in Jordan. Read more »

Teaser Trailer: NIGHTCRAWLER

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Open Road’s, NIGHTCRAWLER teaser trailer and poster have debuted! Check it out below! NIGHTCRAWLER hits theaters on October 17! Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a driven young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.  Read more »

Blu-ray/DVD Release: THE DANCE OF REALITY

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Jodorowsky’s Acclaimed Autobiographical Film The Dance of Reality To Be Released By     

ABKCO Films On Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally August 25

After a successful theatrical run earlier this year, The Dance of Reality, the first feature in over 23 years by filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky will be made available by ABKCO Films digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD formats on August 25. Read more »

Blu-ray Releases: SPACE RAIDERS & SHORT EYES

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Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing
Announce the Releases of
Roger Corman’s sci-fi adventure Space Raiders and Robert M. Young’s prison drama Short Eyes (featuring a score by Curtis Mayfield)
in limited edition Blu-rays

Available For Sale on August 1st Exclusively at
www.KinoLorber.com

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 22, 2014 – Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing announce the release of Roger Corman’s sci-fi adventure SPACE RAIDERS, starring Vince Edwards, and Robert M. Young’s prison drama SHORT EYES, starring Bruce Davison, in limited edition Blu-rays, available on August 1st exclusively at kinolorber.com. Read more »