New Release Film Review: Get Low

Get Low
Starring: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Sissy Spacek, Bill Cobbs
Director: Aaron Schneider
Sony Pictures Classics
Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and brief violent content

There are few actors who are able to command the screen with their performances, but for those who can, they can do so with a simple look, a simple phrase, and in rare instances, just by being there. Robert Duvall is that class of actor, the kind of thespian who instantly brings credibility and gravitas to his films. In his latest film, Get Low, Duvall brings every part of his fifty plus years of experience as an actor and delivers one of the finest, if not the best, performances of his careers. Get Low is a deeply moving often poignant film that deserves far more accolades than it has received. The film is now available on VUDU to own in SD, HD, and HDX, and will be available to rent in all three formats beginning March 24, 2011.
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New Release Tuesday: Due Date, Get Low, All-Star Superman and More!

Today sees the release of 10 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Due Date – Director Todd Phillips reteams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this road movie concerning a soon-to-be father’s cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby’s birth — with the only roadblock being his dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who’s along for the ride. Available to own, or rent in SD, HD, and HDX 28-days before Netflix!
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Film Review: Unstoppable

Unstoppable
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn
Director: Tony Scott
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language

For the better part of his 40-plus years in Hollywood, veteran film director Tony Scott has provided some of the most riveting action thrillers ever in cinema history. He’s proven his skilled hand with top-flight action in Top Gun, heart-pumping speed in Days of Thunder, underwater tension in “Crimson Tide”, and most recently, his race-against-time thrill-ride, Unstoppable. Teaming with movie star Denzel Washington for a fifth film, Tony Scott has once again provided a worthwhile actioner in this fast-paced flick that proves that even when you know the outcome, the events leading up to it can keep you gripped with suspense. Unstoppable is now available on VUDU to own, or to rent in SD, HD, and HDX 28-days before either Netflix or Redbox!
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New Release Tuesday: Unstoppable, Waiting for “Superman” and More!

Today sees the release of 7 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Unstoppable – Star Trek’s Chris Pine co-stars with Denzel Washington in this action thriller from director Tony Scott. The plot for the 20th Century Fox production surrounds two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives. Live Free or Die Hard’s Mark Bomback provides the script. Available to own, or rent in SD, HD, and HDX 28-days before Netflix!
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Film Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Zach Galifianakis, Viola Davis, Zoe Kravitz
Directors: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Universal Studios / Focus Features
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language

It’s very easy for movies set in mental institutions and psychiatric wards to play to clichés. Actors can simply go over-the-top to play insane and act crazy for crazy’s sake. After all, clichés are easy to perform and require little to no effort on the part of the performer. But for all the films that do it wrong, it’s always a pleasure to see it done right. Such an example is the new release It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the second outing from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. They and their actors bring charisma and humanity to their characters, with a mix of humor that doesn’t play on disabilities. It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a smart, comedic little film that is sure to charm. The movie is now available on VUDU to own, or to rent in SD, HD, and HDX for 48-hours. It is also available 28-days before Netflix and Redbox.
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