Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I'm going to be providing a handy guide to a few choice movies currently playing in theatres as well as several films newly released on DVD. I’ll also aim to comment on those films I have not yet had the chance to see, and I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below. Understandably, some weeks will have considerably fewer releases to address than others.

Now Playing

I’m equally uninterested in Alex Cross and Paranormal Activity 4, albeit for very different reasons.

New to DVD

The Tortured (anti-recommended): This awful film follows a couple, played by Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe, as they kidnap the murderer of their six-year-old son. There’s no reason to see this horrible, extraordinarily disturbing movie.

Turn Me On, Dammit (highly recommended): This racy 2011 Tribeca Film Festival entry that I raved about and recognized in my AFT Awards last year possessed enormous creative energy and wit. Norway is producing excellent films these days, and this is one of the greats.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

Chico and Rita (recommended): This surprise nominee for Best Animated Film, released recently on DVD does a marvelous job capturing the romance and passion of the relationship between its two protagonists. It’s a movie explicitly for adults, highlighted by musical performances.

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