On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: INHALE (IFC Films).
What happens when you mix the of-the-moment Icelandic director of small but notable films like THE SEA and A LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN with an actor known for studio flicks like THE FAMILY STONE and ZODIAC as well as his turns in indies like LOVELY AND AMAZING? You get a pulpy popcorn flick with a powerful message about legal and medical ethics.
INHALE stars Dermot Mulroney as Paul Stanton, a New Mexico state's attorney whose daughter has a chronic and likely fatal lung ailment. Desperately trying to get a pair of lungs for his daughter -- with the help of a physician played by Rosanna Arquette -- Stanton finds himself drawn into the murky world of organ trafficking.
the family stone,
lovely and amazing,
a little trip to heaven,
On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: Kristin Scott Thomas in LEAVING / "PARTIR" (Sundance Selects).
By Amy Slotnick
Kristin Scott Thomas is once again captivating, brave and restrained in this powerful adult drama from French filmmaker Catherine Corsini.
LEAVING opens with the main character Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) rising out of bed while a man sleeps beside her. She walks through a modern, expensive house and then a gunshot is heard.
With that the film opens, and we next see Suzanne in the kitchen, caring for her family and elegant household while a work man cleans out a shed. The interaction between Suzanne and the laborer, Ivan, is brief but significant enough to spark a connection. Suzanne and her husband Samuel co-exist without much affection and Suzanne privately contacts Ivan. This triggers a wildly ravenous affair between Suzanne and Ivan, an emancipation for Suzanne and a desperateness for them to be together.
Catherine Corsini (Sundance Selects)
Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers
Lock your doors, hide under the bed and grab your remote as there are several spooky, bloody, scary movies premiering just in time for Halloween, not to mention all the classics.
October 2010 Halloween-themed Movies On Demand Premieres:
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2010) – Now available. (Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Horror. Jackie Earle Haley. Freddy's back, in the update of Wes Craven's classic tales of the hideously disfigured dream-stalker and his prey.
PREDATORS – Now Available. (Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Action. Adrien Brody, Topher Grace. Adrien Brody stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet; as prey.
SPLICE – Now available. (Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Horror. Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley. Two superstar genetic engineers create a strangely beautiful, amazing creature that exceeds their wildest dreams, but as she grows, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.
Here are just a few examples of the current and classic Halloween and horror titles that can be found on demand on most systems:
silence of the lambs,
a nightmare on elm street 2010,
jackie earle haley,
On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: the documentary covering 2008 Election night, 11/04/08 (FilmBuff).
Few would doubt the historic significance of a day like November 4, 2008. But what filmmaker Jeff Deutchman is most concerned with is not a grandiose portrayal of a nation built on the backs of African slaves electing its first black president, but rather seeks to democratize the very documentation of history with 11/4/08.
Viewers of the film follow several amateur filmmakers throughout their day, both in U.S. cities and internationally, from 8:00 am to 4:00 am, cataloguing various states of emotion as the world’s most powerful nation goes to the polls. From enthusiastic Obama campaign volunteers whose frenzied anticipation is certainly palpable, to nonchalant Manhattanites who, although recognizing the significance of the day admit that realistically very little will change after the election, the film makers merely seek to expose their unique experience on that day.
On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: Edward Burns' NICE GUY JOHNNY (FilmBuff).
Email John Werner
NICE GUY JOHNNY is a nice movie and I mean nice in the best possible way.
It’s nice that writer-director Ed Burns returns to his “Brothers McMullen” low-budget roots and it’s nice that it is getting released digitally on iTunes, Netflix and Video on Demand. It’s also nice that the movie is very enjoyable.
NICE GUY JOHNNY is a romantic comedy that tells the story of the very likable Johnny (Matt Bush), a fledgling sports talk radio jock in the suburbs of Oakland looking for his big break. He loves what he does, even if he’s gabbing on the overnight for no money.
His only real problem is he’s promised his pushy fiancée Claire (Anna Wood) that he’d consider giving up his dream for a boring stable job that could be misconstrued as a career. A tough choice he’s not totally committed to making. When Johnny heads to New York for the job interview he meets up with his rogue Uncle Terry, played with good humor and charm by Ed Burns.