There's a fantastic variety of titles hitting Netflix Instant this August, from beloved classics to modern favorites, and even some good ol' 90's nostalgia. We've got a breakdown of the best of the crop to help you cure your boredom this summer.
Video on Demand
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, a nearly-lost masterpiece with 'Margaret,' Olympic glory with 'Chariots of Fire,' an urban and urbane comedy on video-on-demand and a newly-streaming comedy classic ...
It looks like for the most part, Blu-ray and DVD are taking the holiday week off, with one notable exception in 'God Bless America'; fortunately, June changing to July means a host of great new additions on Netflix Watch Instant …
Edward G. Robinson played gangsters, John Wayne played cowboys, Michelle Williams plays emotionally peripatetic women who break up with their husbands.
It's impossible not to do a compare and contrast between 'Take This Waltz' and 'Blue Valentine.' They elicit very similar emotions in the viewer and cover much of the same ground. Every spousal separation is unique, however, so rest assured the “getting there” is different enough to merit this new film which, while I can safely say I didn't enjoy, I recognize has some strong components.
With Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' coming soon -- a rumored return to the universe of his 1979 'Alien,' a more definite return to science-fiction for Scott most certainly and a showcase for actors like Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba … Well, it's to be looked forward to.
And we've got a suggestion for an older film to watch to help get you excited (and no, it's not 'Alien').
If our endorsement isn't enough, maybe this interview with the film's director and star - Frederic Jardin and Tomer Sisley respectively - will help convince you. We had the chance to speak with these talented gentlemen last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, where their film was playing before premiering on VOD (it also opens in theaters in New York City and Austin, TX today).
During our conversation, Jardin and Sisley explained the origins of their unforgettable film, the story of a bad father and worse cop who repeatedly risks his life to save his kidnapped son from a bunch of ruthless drug dealers. We also discussed the best ways to shoot and cut action onscreen, including a step-by-step breakdown of how they made one particularly memorable sequence: the "kitchen fight."