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Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, is about an Irish immigrant (Ronan) in 1950s New York who falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit.
Arguably one of the best films for the year, the new romantic drama explores personal reflection and the driving force of love in this unforgettable tale. Saoirse Ronan really shines in this film, confirming why she received a Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for the Oscars.
The film can feel simple at times, however, that aspect tends to accentuate the engagement warranted by this film. The drama particularly shines in the more intimate and quieter parts of the film where subtlety becomes a story-telling emphasis. While arguably a fairly soft love story, this film is also a solid date movie while giving a very artistic and sophisticated feel.
Extras from this release include promotional featurettes talking about the different themes of the film, deleted and extended scenes, and the usual audio commentary.
This film is highly recommended for people looking for a solid love story and great acting.
Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, is about siblings Maura (Poehler) and Kate (Fey), who learn that they have one weekend to clean out the junk from their old bedroom. Unhappy with the news, the recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister make plans to throw one final bash to recapture their glory days with their former classmates. As the raging party begins to spiral out of control, the gals soon realize that there may not be a house left to sell once the dust settles.
Despite being fairly quiet in the theaters, the film grossed over $105M worldwide. The biggest draw being comedic favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up again. Watching them play the part of sisters is very natural in this film, which really helps drive this story. Although the film can be a bit predictable with all the party movie cliches, Amy and Tina shine in the way they react to them. Other notable side roles include SNL alum’s Maya Rudolph and WWE’s John Cena.
Extras in this release include deleted scenes, extended scenes, and a the usual favorite gag reel. Little featurettes also talk about how the cast can improv, while ‘A Teen Movie…For Adults’ explores how the film was created.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip sees music manager Dave (Jason Lee) is not only enjoying a burgeoning career, but a blossoming romance with Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), a beautiful doctor who works in the emergency room. Through a series of misunderstandings, the chipmunks start to believe that a marriage proposal is on the horizon. Dreading the thought of an antagonistic stepbrother (Josh Green), Alvin (Justin Long), Theodore and Simon embark on a cross-country odyssey to prevent their best pal from ruining their lives.
The 4th installment to the Alvin and the Chipmunks film gives more of the usual squirrel shenanigans while driving the “family” morality tale throughout. Although there isn’t much that stands out with this film, kids will inevitably still love this film. The animated film also throws in some well timed adult jokes too – which makes the film overall entertaining.
If you have kids that love the Chipmunks – this movie will be a welcome addition to that collection.