Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome back 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’ll have plenty to report next week for new releases. I’m hoping to see “The Great Gatsby” in the coming weeks.

New to DVD

The Rabbi’s Cat (mixed bag): This finalist for the Best Animated Feature Oscar is certainly an intriguing and original choice, but it’s just as odd a story as it is an inventive one. Worthwhile for its animation and its strange ideas, this film is an interesting if ultimately unfulfilling experience. Read more about it on my Jewish Journal blog, Awards Material.

New on Netflix Instant Streaming

Hit and Run (mixed bag): This comedy co-directed and written by and starring Dax Shepard is far better than his last effort, “Brother’s Justice,” and has a fun premise but gets carried away with its ridiculousness rather than stay solidly grounded. It still has its funny moments, and it’s decent light entertainment.

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