Archive for March, 2011

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

| March 31, 2011

Amidst the much debated, complex culture of our nation’s food and weight issues, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a touchingly simple tale. Growing up back and forth between Australia and the States, Joe Cross, the creator and star of this low-budget documentary, becomes a self-made man in the Australian stock market and quickly lives […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?: Season One

Who Do You Think You Are?: Season One

| March 30, 2011

Originating as a concept on the BBC, the documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are?, follows celebrities as they travel across the country and around the world to investigate their families’ histories. Season one of the American version featured here tracks seven such celebrities on the trail of their ancestors in this highly engaging […]

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The Resident

The Resident

| March 30, 2011

Despite its failure to draw big audiences to the box office, there’s no question that Let Me In was an auspicious return to the horror landscape for the Hammer Films name. Already, two more Hammer features are out: The Wake Wood (yet to be released in the States as of this writing) and The Resident. […]

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The Elephant in the Living Room

The Elephant in the Living Room

| March 29, 2011

A fantastic new documentary, The Elephant in the Living Room chronicles the scary yet true story about the prevalence of exotic pet ownership in the United States. From chimpanzees to Puff Adder snakes to African lions, tens of thousands of people across the country own animals that are in no way, shape or form, domesticated. […]

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Tangled on DVD

Tangled on DVD

| March 27, 2011

Tangled is an updated Disney story of Rapunzel, who has been forbidden to leave her sky-high castle by her mother, who feels that she doesn’t need to see the world. Rapunzel has miles and miles of long blond hair that she uses to help lower her mother down the castle, when she goes for chores. […]

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The Wind Journeys

The Wind Journeys

| March 27, 2011

The Film Movement Series delivers two South American gems, Ciro Guerra’s award- winning drama “Los Viajes del Viento” or “The Wind Journeys” and the Peruvian short “Danzak,” directed by Gabriela Yepes. Both are ripe with lovely cinematography and displays of various regional cultures. The “Wind Journeys” describes the tale of Ignacio, played by Marciano Martinez, […]

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Fatal Secrets

Fatal Secrets

| March 25, 2011

Originally produced in 2009, the independent thriller Fatal Secrets is finally getting its well-deserved DVD release courtesy of MTI Home Video on March 29th, 2011. Written by Kathy Cotter and directed by Meir Sharony, Fatal Secrets is a film that ultimately lives and dies with its cast, and fortunately, director Sharony had a great cast […]

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ILLEGAL

ILLEGAL

| March 24, 2011

Film Movement has presented a beautiful story of resilience and determination in ILLEGAL. Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her 14-year-old son, Ivan. One day, they are stopped on the street for a routine check by the police; Tania is arrested and placed in an immigration detention center for […]

Rubber

Rubber

| March 22, 2011

This past weekend, at the fifth annual Sci-Fi Spectacular at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, the ambitious English-language debut from writer-director Quentin Dupieux, Rubber, enjoyed its Midwest premiere. Originally premiering at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Rubber is still making the rounds at countless international film festivals, picking up a cult following wherever […]

IMAX: Hubble

IMAX: Hubble

| March 19, 2011

In May of 2009, the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based telescope. An IMAXO camera captured stunning footage of the five intricate spacewalks required to do this work, including close-up images of the effort to grasp the […]

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