Saturday, September 14, 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

The Family (mixed bag): This mobster comedy from French director Luc Besson casts Robert De Niro as a mobster in living in the Witness Protection Program in France with his family. It’s far from ambitious but does provide an entertaining if unfulfilling. experience. Now playing in wide release. Read my review and my interview with the cast over at Shockya.

New to DVD

Love Is All You Need (recommended): I was very excited to see Danish director Susanne Bier’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning “In a Better World,” and though this half-English drama is much less devastating and serious than her last work, it has its moments and features a compelling cast of characters and actors.

Star Trek Into Darkness (recommended): This blockbuster sequel is just about as exciting and fun as its immediate predecessor, and a sure sign that this rebooted franchise is more than capable of sustaining itself. Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve prove fine additions to an already functional and massively enjoyable ensemble.

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