Archive for July, 2014

New on DVD for July 29 – This week’s releases include an exceptional issue containing the preeminent compilation of everything new or old related to a cult TV classic; the most blatant display of artistic licence; and a dramatic look at a serious subject. http://ow.ly/2KRRCq

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‘Hercules’ finds its strength in unexpected places – Dwayne Johnson adorns a lion-skin hood in the title role of ‘Hercules,’ which tells the extravagant story of the fabled hero as he battles personal demons and prescribed enemies. http://ow.ly/2KJ4xw

‘A Most Wanted Man’ revives the espionage film’s essentials – In the complex and captivating ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ a German intelligence agent heads a counter-terrorist investigation that embroils an uneducated illegal immigrant. This is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final role as a leading man. http://ow.ly/2KHzRU

NYC cinema comes to Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting retrospectives that spotlight two filmmakers from New York who have influenced independent cinema: Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver. http://ow.ly/2KD4Gu

New on DVD for July 22 – This week’s releases include a witty horror picture; a renowned miniseries from the ‘80s; a movie based on a New York Time’s bestseller; and a missed opportunity. http://ow.ly/2KyvyQ

Toronto film festival announces first round of movies – The majority of galas and special presentations for the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival have been announced and include films from David Cronenberg, Chris Evans, Antoine Fuqua, Shawn Levy, Jason Reitman, Jon Stewart and Jean-Marc Vallée. http://ow.ly/2Kxqab

Six Flags Great Adventure journeys through the cute and deranged http://ow.ly/2KtxPW