Film Review: 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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Digitally Exclusive in HD: eXistenZ

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar
Director: David Cronenberg
Walt Disney Studios / Dimension Films
Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, and for language

Fans of indie and cult film director David Cronenberg know he’s no stranger to the bizarre and the existential. His proclivity of exploring the psychological and physical nature of existence, most commonly through the horror and science fiction genres, has made Cronenberg one of the most complex and revered modern-day filmmakers. With eXistenZ, Cronenberg examines the nature of video games and human interaction in a movie that is slowly becoming eerily prophetic. eXistenZ is certainly a thrill ride of philosophical proportions, and is one of Cronenberg’s best and most underrated films. eXistenZ is now available digitally exclusive on VUDU (it’s not available on Blu-ray anywhere!) and is part of our $2 for 2 Nights program. Rent eXistenZ starting at just $2 in SD, HD, and HDX!
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New Release Tuesday: Paranormal Activity 2, Life as We Know It, For Colored Girls and More!

Today sees the release of 15 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Paranormal Activity 2 – Available in both Theatrical and Unrated Director’s Cut versions – Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real. Available to own, or rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
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