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New Release Tuesday – 10/25/11

24 Oct

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.) — (C) Paramount

Scott’s Take – 2 Stars

While not a bad film. I was completely underwhelmed by Captain America.  When you put it next to Thor or Iron Man, it just isn’t in the same league.  With that being said, this is a must watch for the simple fact that The Avengers will hit theaters next summer. I just can’t recommend that you spend the money on a purchase.

Attack the Block

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war zone. — (C) Sony Pictures

Scott’s Take – 4 Stars

I LOVED,LOVED,LOVED Attack the Block.  If you loved Shaun of the Dead, get off your ass and go get this movie immediately!

Winnie the Pooh

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh. Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style. — (C) Walt Disney

Scott’s Take

If you have kids, you will buy it and you will watch it with them.  Nothing more to say! (unreviewed)

A Serbian Film

Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year old son Petar in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Milos to Vukmir – a mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure in the pornographic business. A leading role in Vukmir’s production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. From then on, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer, “the director” of his destiny. Vukmir and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he’s put into, and save his family’s life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything – his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life. — (C) Invincible Pictures

Scott’s Take – 2 1/2 Stars

Do you want to see the single most DISTURBING film ever made? Without question, A Serbian Film is that movie.  If you are faint of heart please stay away.  It stuck with me for WEEKS after seeing it.  This is REAL horror.

In Closing

That’s all for this week.  An interesting array of choices.  Please watch Attack the Block and if you have seen A Serbian Film, let us know how you liked it.   Next week we have Cars 2, Crazy Stupid Love, and Water for Elephants.  Enjoy your week!

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