New Release Film Review: 127 Hours

127 Hours
Starring: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Treat Williams, Kate Burton
Director: Danny Boyle
Fox Searchlight
Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images

It’s extremely hard and asking a lot for one actor to carry the weight of an entire film on his or her shoulders. The actor needs to be engaging and have the personality and charisma to keep the audience intrigued by their performance. Philip Baker Hall did it in “Secret Honor”, Tom Hanks did it in Cast Away, Sam Rockwell did it in Moon, Ryan Reynolds did it in Buried, and now James Franco does it in 127 Hours. The latest film from Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle, 127 Hours is a harrowing and distressing account of one man’s struggle for survival. 127 Hours is now available on VUDU to own or to rent in SD, HD, and HDX, and it is available 28-days before Netflix!
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New Release Tuesday: 127 Hours, Love & Other Drugs, Faster and More!

Today sees the release of 11 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

127 Hours – 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, as well as the last two people he ever had the chance to meet. Available to own, or rent in SD, HD, and HDX 28-days before Netflix!
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On VUDU Before Theaters Film Review: Rubber

Rubber
Starring: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, David Bowe
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Magnolia Pictures
Rated R for some violent images and language

During horror movies, we often remind ourselves “it’s only a movie” and that nothing we see on screen is real. It is a work of fiction meant only to entertain. Once we can separate ourselves from the fact that nothing is real, we can suspend our disbelief, and immerse ourselves in the world with which we are presented. Quentin Dupieux’s experiment with genre, Rubber, is fully aware that it is just a movie, even being so blatant as to have a character address the audience that things will happen for “no reason.” What we are presented with then, is a wholly original film that is bizarre, humorous, and a truly wild adventure as the line between movie and audience is thrown out the window. Rubber is now available to rent on VUDU in SD, HD, and HDX as part of our Sneak Peeks program. It is available more than a month ahead of its theatrical release.
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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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