Saturday, November 1, 2014

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 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 in Theatres

Would you believe it? There’s nothing good out on Halloween. But fear not, because I’m busy previewing and getting ready for the Other Israel Film Festival, which begins this Thursday in New York, and I have reviews of a handful of films being released next weekend on the way too.

New to DVD

Begin Again (recommended): Writer-director John Carney, famous for the unforgettable “Once,” has made another movie about two people finding each other through music that isn’t quite as magical but is still extremely entertaining and alluring, filled with great music and a charming cast.

Wish I Was Here (recommended): Zach Braff’s second directorial effort, which was at Sundance this year, is no “Garden State,” but it does have plenty to say about parenthood, Judaism, and other things. The cast is fun and the film is flighty but enjoyable.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

Django Unchained (mixed bag): There's plenty to admire about Quentin Tarantino's bloody trip to the Old West, namely Christoph Waltz's Oscar-winning performance. It can't compare to his previous, more compelling film "Inglourious Basterds," but it's still worth a watch for Tarantino devotees.

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