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 »

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 »

Blu-ray/DVD Release: WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER

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“Devastating.” – New York Magazine
“One of the great lions of international cinema.”
- Village Voice
“Hard to watch but even harder to look away.”
- Time Out New York
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 18, 2014 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER, the acclaimed second film from French auteur Maurice Pialat (À nos amours, L’enfance nue, Loulou) starring Jean Yanne (Weekend, Le boucher), Best Actor winner at Cannes, and Marlène Jobert (Masculin Féminin) as a couple experiencing the tumultuous ups and downs of their explosive affair. Read more »

Review: BOYHOOD

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars)

The newest movie by acclaimed Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater is his absolute finest so far and could possibly be his magnum opus.  In 2002, Linklater began filming his long conceived story of a boy growing up in Texas and would continue filming annually until 2013.  His work, not a documentary, intended to cast the same child actor and have him perform as the same character as he grew and became an 18 year-old.  This uber-ambitious undertaking required the commitment of one Ellar Coltraine as Mason, Jr., the boy of the title, Patricia Arquette as his mother Olivia, Ethan Hawke as his father Mason, Sr., Lorelai Linklater (director’s daughter) as  Mason’s sister Samantha, and other actors appearing in multiple eras of Mason’s life.  This risky and ambitious gamble pays off beautifully as Linklater has made an amazing film that wonderfully captures all of the familiar touchstones and landmark moments of growing up.  Having accomplished his goals with Boyhood and doing so in such a tremendously extraordinary way, Linklater has given film connoiseurs another example of what an amazing and talented filmmaker he is. Read more »

Review: SEX TAPE

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars)

Conservative and reserved audiences beware! This often raunchy comedy may offend or disturb your delicate constitutions.  As for the  fans of this bawdy variety of humor, I can’t completely encourage them to run out and put their money down.  The latest risqué film of Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) does start off promisingly, but then gets a bit tedious and flat in its final acts.  My recommendation for this film is to enjoy as a rental and don’t fuss with the crowds at the multiplex. Read more »

Review: THE PURGE: ANARCHY

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars)

Last year’s The Purge promised a night of “cleansing” violence, chaos and mayhem, but really only gave us a taste of what an insane night of unbridled inhumanity would offer.  Instead, audiences were served an unoriginal and rather silly and dull home invasion scenario.  This year’s sequel promises to deliver what the first installment failed to give us, but for all of its promises of subversive turmoil, the scenarios in the film feel rather tame and uninspired. There is an intensity and urgency in the film that does take hold, and an interesting variety of characters, but the end result is a film that never completely delivers on its promises of madness. Read more »

Surprise Screening Pass Giveaway: THE FLUFFY MOVIE

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TVR has an opportunity for our readers to score passes to an advance screening of The Fluffy Movie.  The screening will take place Monday, July 21st at Regal Gateway Stadium 16 at 7:30 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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Local Film Events: BOYHOOD

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Lead actor Ellar Coltrane will participate in a Q&A following the 6:30PM, 7:30PM & 8:30PM Violet Crown screenings on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprise Screening Pass Giveaway: AND SO IT GOES

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TVR has an opportunity for our readers to score passes to an advance screening of And So It Goes.  The screening will take place tomorrow, July 17 at 7:oo p.m. at the Regal Arbor Theater.  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! Read more »

Reviews: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

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By Mark Saldana

Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars)

It is the dawn of a war between humanity and apes. Both sides have attempted to work together for a better tomorrow, but hate and ignorance on both sides lead to fear, mistrust, communication breakdown, and eventually violence. Sounds pretty heavy, doesn’t it? Continuing where Rise of the Planet of the Apes leaves off, Dawn advances the story into a darker and more troubling future, that, as most fans of the franchise know, will not end well for humanity.  Writers Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Mark Bomback, and director Matt Reeves have created  a frightening, beautiful and despondent story that is so intelligently conceived and brilliantly presented that I don’t believe any other tent pole film will be able to top it this summer.  Typically, the dawn of a new day offers brightness and joy; however, this dawn turns gloomy rather quickly. Read more »