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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Product Description: When it comes to American independent cinema, there s no one quite like Jim Jarmusch, the celebrated auteur behind such classics as Stranger Than Paradise and Only Lovers Left Alive. Eschewing his usual American landscapes in favor of a variety of locations throughout urban and rural Spain, his 2009 anti-thriller The Limits of Control remains one of his most alluring and multi-layered creations.

An enigmatic loner (Isaach de Bankolé, Black Panther, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai) arrives in Spain, instructed to make contact with a series of strangers in different locations throughout the country, each of whom provides a cryptic clue which propels him further towards his mysterious goal. But who is the Lone Man? Why is he here? And how does the recurring figure of an alluring femme fatale (Paz de la Huerta, Enter the Void) fit into the puzzle?

Boasting stunning cinematography by the award-winning Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) and featuring cameos from an array of celebrated character actors, including Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También) and the late John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), The Limits of Control is a languid, hauntingly beautiful film that combines the best of American and European arthouse sensibilities.

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Product Description: The manhunt is on! Screen legend Lee Marvin (Prime Cut, Monte Walsh, Gorky Park) stars as American gangster Jimmy Cobb, on the lam in France with millions in stolen cash. The air and ground are swarming with police and Cobb’s old partners in crime, uniting for one purpose—to kill Cobb and take the loot. His only refuge is a seemingly innocent farm in the rural Beauce region. The heat of the Dog Day reaches a boiling point as two farmers hatch a sinister plan to bargain for Cobb’s life—and each wants a distinctly different form of payment. Like a hounded animal Cobb has nowhere to hide… his predators are always lurking in the violent inferno of the Dog Day. Stylishly directed by Yves Boisset (Dupont Lajoie) and featuring a haunting and beautiful score by legendary composer Francis Lai (Love Story). Based on a novel by Jean Herman (Farewell, Friend) and co-starring Miou-Miou (Going Places), Jean Carmet (Circle of Deceit), Victor Lanoux (Cousin Cousine), David Bennent (The Tin Drum) and Tina Louise (Day of the Outlaw).

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Product Description: Two old friends reunite for a quietly revelatory overnight camping trip in Kelly Reichardt’s breakout feature, a microbudget study of character and masculinity that introduced many viewers to one of contemporary American cinema’s most independent artists. As they drive from Portland into the woods in search of a secluded hot spring, expectant father Mark (Daniel London) and nomadic Kurt (Will Oldham) make fumbling attempts to reconnect, butting up against the limits of their friendship and coming to grips with just how much their paths have diverged since their shared youth. Adapted from a short story by Jonathan Raymond and accompanied by an atmospheric Yo La Tengo score, Old Joy is a contemplative, wryly observed triumph whose modest scale belies the richness of its insight.

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Product Description: Snow White with the Red Hair Blu-ray contains episodes 1-24 of the anime directed by Masahiro Ando. Just as everything seemed to be falling into place, Shirayuki’s happily ever after is put on hold. After word of a mysterious boy searching for a girl with apple-red hair reaches the castle, Shirayuki is swept into a harrowing journey that will put her face to face with her past as she tries to determine what her future holds.

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Tanbarun, there lived an independent young woman with beautiful red hair. A skilled herbalist by trade, Shirayuki used her knowledge of plants and medicine to heal the people of her city. But when her apple-red hair drew the unwanted attention of the devious Prince Raj, she was left with two options-become his unwilling concubine, or leave her home forever. In the dead of night, she cut her hair and escaped to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines where she was found by a kind young man named Zen. The mysterious stranger turned out to be none other than the dashing prince of her newfound kingdom. And with his protection, Shirayuki was finally free to chase her dreams. Now, she's set her sights on becoming a royal court herbalist-and it will take a lot more than poisoned apples, scheming lords, and challenging exams to stand in her way.

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Product Description: At age 58 Grant is rushed to hospital with a heart attack and is told he needs open heart surgery. This documentary tells his story of discovering how a whole food plant-based diet could turn his life around, and his journey to find out why government officials hadn’t warned him of the real dangers of fat. Grant also seeks interviews with New Zealand’s Heart Foundation, Cancer Society and major milk and beef companies. In the course of his journey Grant interviews; 7 professors, 9 doctors, 8 specialists and numerous case studies where people are delivered from; heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, cancer and gastro disease. This film confronts the established medical institutions’ reliance on medicine and surgery, while ignoring the outstanding health benefits of a plant based diet. Grant uses wry humour and grandchild snippets to illustrate, when on his mission to not only show that animal products are dangerous, but a plant based lifestyle rewards with fantastic health.

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Product Description: Red, a safe cracker who has just been released from prison, is trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him in the form of Luc, a psychopathic contract killer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother.

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Composer:
Jerome Rebotier

Total Time:
51:41

Label:
Pathe Production

Purchasing Links:
MP3, Apple

Release Date
December 4, 2019

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Composer:
Anthony Willis

Total Time:
24:44

Label:
Back Lot Music

Purchasing Links:
MP3, Apple

Release Date
December 3, 2019

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With Christmas just 12 days away, the winter box-office is heating up with three new wide releases. First, we have the blockbuster "Jumanji: The Next Level", which will have no trouble securing the #1 spot this weekend. The action adventure film has already delivered $4.7 million from Thursday previews and could end up with a $40+ million debut from 4,227 theaters.

Another new release is Clint Eastwood's true story drama "Richard Jewell", which will serve as adult counterprogramming this weekend. The film hasn't been able to capitalize on its awards buzz, so far, missing out on Best Picture and Best Director Golden Globe nominations, as well as being shut out from the recently announced Screen Actors Guild awards. However, the film is expected to make a strong debut at the box-office with around $10 million from 2,502 theaters.

Blumhouse is getting into the holiday mood with the PG-13 horror remake "Black Christmas". Despite a negative reception from both critics and moviegoers, the film is still expected to open with as much as $10 million from 2,625 theaters.

New limited releases this week include three awards season contenders: Lionsgate's "Bombshell", which will expand nationwide next week, the Adam Sandler drama "Uncut Gems" and Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life".

Synopses, details, critical/audience reception, trailers, and more after the jump.

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The asymmetrical multiplayer shooter "Predator: Hunting Grounds" which pits a lone Predator against a squad of four human soldiers. The game was formerly a PS4 exclusive but has now been confirmed for PC and is expected to be released on April 20, 2020.
  • "Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries", the first single-player Mechwarrior game since 2002. The new video is the official Launch Trailer. The game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for about a year, when it will probably be released on other digital game stores.
  • The side-scrolling action/adventure "Axiom Verge 2", a sequel to the beloved 2015 Metroid-like game. The game was announced during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, and so far it has only been confirmed for Nintendo Switch.
  • The adventure game "Twin Peaks VR" based on the surreal David Lynch franchise, which uses immersive VR tech to allow players to fully explore the world of Twin Peaks.
  • The indie first-person adventure game "The Suicide of Rachel Foster" that focuses on a strong-willed woman who finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past to unveil a terrible truth.
  • The Jesus Christ simulator "I Am Jesus Christ" from SimulaM and PlayWay S.A. The developers claim this is a "highly realistic" simulation inspired by stories from the New Testament of the Bible. The game has stirred some controversy with Christians and social media users calling it blasphemous.

Watch all the new video game trailers after the jump.