Archive for August, 2013

New on DVD for August 27 – This week’s releases include the latest from some of television’s top series; a few high-def library classics; an unbelievable true story; some entertaining movies for the kids – and kids at heart; and a gorgeous adaptation of a classic novel. http://ow.ly/2zxyJ3

Advertisements

‘Closed Circuit’ is endlessly predictable – In ‘Closed Circuit’, the defense team assigned to a high-profile terrorism case is forced to rely on each other when their lives are placed in danger by certain evidence. http://ow.ly/2zti02

TIFF spotlight on female Turkish filmmakers includes examination of masculinity

‘Concrete Park’ confronts macho stereotypes in Turkey – ‘Concrete Park’ is a perceptive documentary exploring what it means to be a young man in contemporary Turkey with limited prospects and outdated views of masculinity. http://ow.ly/2zoKDE

‘The Grandmaster’ is an auteur’s tribute to another master – ‘The Grandmaster’ is the story of martial-arts master Ip Man, tracing the path that brought him to Hong Kong to eventually train Bruce Lee. http://ow.ly/2znYo7

‘The World’s End’ is the perfect conclusion – ‘The World’s End’ is a sci-fi comedy about five friends who reunite to complete an epic pub crawl in their hometown, only to unwittingly become mankind’s last hope for survival. http://ow.ly/2zlAIb

‘City of Bones’ is meatier than expected – In ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ Clary Fray is swept into an alternate New York populated by demons and the warriors who hunt them. http://ow.ly/2zh4DU