Trend prediction: more and more movies unleashed onto VOD and streaming services in pre-theatrical release to build buzz.
John Dies at the End is the first such release for 2013 available to rent on no less than 3 streaming services for $10-$12, depending on picture quality.
Based on a novel by the same name by David Wong, it’s the story of two burnouts who must save humanity from a mind altering street drug called “soy sauce” that renders its victims non-human. This horror/comedy getting some great reviews so far.
“Sherlock” is sharp, funny, and clever. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson, as his room mate. One of the lightest “Masterpiece” offerings in decades, we hope this is a sign of what’s to come.
Be warned though, it’s meaty! Three episodes per season at 90 minutes each so pack your attention span.
Catch the first two seasons, streaming now!
Every seven years, director Michael Apted turns the spotlight on a group of Britons who stole hearts worldwide as subjects of the documentary “Up” series. The latest installment “56 UP” has just hit cinemas in the US.
What started as a longitudinal examination of the class system in Britain has become entertainment in the most complimentary sense of the word. They’re 56 now and I concede that any social mobility that was going happen has probably already transpired. Nothing really happens except, you know, “life” but it’s fascinating.
Watch the series and I assure you, it start to feel more like catching up with old friends. Get ready: six of the eight installments are available on Netflix now.
Just a reminder of what is lost when a child is taken from the world. Not just an innocent beautiful child, but everything that person might have become. Friends and lovers, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. Store owners, marathoners, authors, plumbers, teachers, politicians, cooks, astronauts, television stars, scientists, taxi drivers, musicians. But the saddest truth to this is that we shall now never know, and never see, all the things, both wondrous and mundane, that they might have become. An unfathomable loss of potential energy.
If you’re reading this, you’re still alive. Congratulations on making it to 2013! Hope your night was as hard as these guys’…..
Watching The Hangover and doing-what-you-do to recover from last night, might be the best medicine for what ails you right now. Godspeed!
“When Harry Met Sally” is the romantic comedy everyone loves to love and it’s streaming now on Amazon Instant Video!
I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
(When Harry Met Sally, 1989)
Relive this touching opening sequence from “Up”, available now on Vudu and iTunes.
I will … Be … With you … Til the end.
Hepburn and Tracy have an electric chemistry in the romcom Desk Set from 1957. Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is a librarian egghead, doing what we now call “googling” for a living for a TV station. Richard Sumner (Tracy) is a “computer genius” looking to make their work redundant with his room sized calculators. They clash - of course - and romance blossoms.
Hepburn and Tracy were secretly lovers for 26 years.
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Decorating the Christmas tree is easy when the whole team gets in on the act.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season everyone!