The Weekly FIND: Long Weekend? Go on a Spirit Awards DVD Binge
What’s new & interesting in theaters and on DVD this week:
In theaters (limited release): No
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, No stars Gael García Bernal as ad executive Rene Saavedra, who is tasked with spearheading a campaign to defeat Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
In theaters (NY & LA, this weekend only): Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
‘Round Midnight at the Nuart is a weekly screening of contemporary classics and that venerable midnight classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tonight’s feature is the soon-to-be cult classic, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a big screen adaptation of the Bryan Lee O’Malley comic book series starring Michael Cera as the hapless Scott Pilgrim, who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. While you can watch it online and DVD, if you love seeing a film on the big screen and missed this when it was out, now’s your chance!
On DVD/online: Bunches of Spirit Awards Nominees!
This month, a handful of new additions join the list of Spirit Awards-nominated films already available to watch on DVD or online. Since this is the last weekend before Spirit Awards voting ends on Tuesday (February 19), and since it’s also a long holiday weekend, why not use the time to get your binge watching on, then get your vote in at spiritawards.com.
New this month:
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star as a divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.
Writer/director Stephen Chbosky brings his novel to the screen in this film about an introvert freshman taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Frank Langella stars as an ex-jewel thief who receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
John Hawkes stars as a man in an iron lung who contacts a professional sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) with the help of his therapist and priest so he lose his virginity.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Jack Black stars as a local Texan mortician who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive.
When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.
Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way.
Cartographer Will Shepard hits the road for his latest job: to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia. During his assignment, he forms a bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer.
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
In Manhattan, filmmaker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.
When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Channing Tatum stars as a male stripper who teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In Wes Anderson’s latest, a pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.
A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes in this film from Turkey.
A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.
A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family’s island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack’s drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris’ sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
February 15th, 2013 • No Comments