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#561 of 567 Jason_V

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Posted July 03 2014 - 10:59 PM

About time that preorder went back up. I looked every day before we went on vacation... Not too much longer until I get to see what you guys are raving about.  :D


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#562 of 567 Mark Walker

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Posted July 04 2014 - 08:35 AM

Happy Fourth of July to everyone here in the USA.

 

Another film that looks very promising is coming to theaters (I suspect in a very limited engagement.) and then, one would hope there will be a Blu-ray release via Sony:  Love is Strange.

 

Alfred Molina and John Lithgow star as an aging couple that takes a financial downturn when one of them is suddenly let go from work after years of teaching music at a religiously-affiliated institution.  Their families come together to help them out (after being asked) and comedy and drama ensue.

 

Reviews have been very good.

 

I have yet to see Lithgow in anything where he is not wonderful.  Lithogw also has had a special place in my heart since he played the trans character in The World According to Garp back in the 1980s.

 

Some photos from Love is Strange are posted below along with a link to a trailer.  

 

I would say this one will be a blind buy for me.

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Link to the film's trailer:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=XdfA5Ff5e78

 

 

Now, go play with your sparklers.   :)


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Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.


#563 of 567 Matt Hough

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Posted July 04 2014 - 12:27 PM

With the talent involved, I think a blind buy would be a safe bet. I certainly plan to get it.


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#564 of 567 Jason_V

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Posted July 05 2014 - 09:05 PM

I read/heard about Love is Strange somewhere (before your post), Mark, and I can't remember where for the life of me. I'm certainly intrigued and I'll "try" to catch it up here...if there's a screening. I doubt it, but you never know.


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Posted July 06 2014 - 05:53 PM

"Love is Strange" looks like a cross-over hit.  It is being compared to Tokyo Story and Make Way for Tomorrow. 

 

100% on RottenTomatoes.com right now. 


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#566 of 567 bujaki

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Posted July 06 2014 - 09:29 PM

But how many people know and love Make Way for Tomorrow, and Tokyo Story, the way we do?



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Posted July 07 2014 - 08:16 AM

But how many people know and love Make Way for Tomorrow, and Tokyo Story, the way we do?

Good point.  But reviews often mention classics and even if the reader doesn't know the referenced film, the fact that the reviewer is making such a comparison can validate the review.

 

Some of the things it has going for it are:

1.  Good stars.

2.  Excellent opening date.  Late August has proven to be a great time for adult-oriented dramas that eventually do well and win awards.

3.  A very timely topic that may resonate well with cross-over audiences.

4.  Appeal to older audiences that make up the indie crowd to a considerable degree.  I saw Nebraska several times theatrically and the auditorium was always packed with an older crowd, increasingly as time went on.  This film isn't just about anti-gay discrimination, it is about older people not having a place in the world. 

 

It is also a film that can change minds.


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