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for July 13 DVDs
  • ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

    They’re all back- the Mammoth, the Saber Toothed Tiger, and the voices of Ray Romano, Dennis Leary, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo in the fourth installment of this enduring animated franchise … in 3D once again too.

 
  • 1. THE FLOWERS OF WAR:

    Christian Bale is the star here, in a made-in-China movie about the 1937 “rape of Nanking” with the Japanese marching into China prior to the start of the Second World War. The atrocities and the extermination of Chinese citizens has been compared to the Holocaust in Europe, but there are many who deny that to this day. Bale’s character is John Miller, a westerner who finds himself seeking refuge from the marauding invaders in a church, along with two groups of women – a group of school girls, and a group of prostitutes – all in mortal danger, he attempts to lead them from danger. An excellent thriller based on real events. Rated 18A.

  • 2. AMERICAN REUNION:

    They are older, but they aren’t much wiser, the gang from American Pie which was a 1999 comedy hit. This time it’s a high school reunion 13 years later, and everyone’s life has changed, sort of. Jason Biggs is back as Jim, Chris Klein is Oz, and Sean William Scott is Stifler – all reprising their original roles. The reunion is back in Michigan, and some things haven’t changed as the characters enter their 30s. Like the original and its two sequels, this one is R-rated for its … well, naughty parts. Not nearly as strong a film as the first one, but it’s all about nostalgia! Rated 18A. 

  • 3. ON THE ICE:

    A couple of weeks ago we saw The Big Miracle – the film about whales caught in the ice near Barrow, Alaska … this time the ice is more treacherous as an all-Inuit cast plays out the story of three teenage friends who go seal hunting, and one dies tragically in a shoving match that turns violent.. The two survivors try to cover up what happened, which leads to a series of connected events that change the face of their families, friends, and their community forever. The surviving boys tell the story of the “accident” that took their friend’s life, but the boy’s father is suspicious. A great character study in a space that we don’t often see on film. Rated 18A.

  • 4. THE FLOWERS OF WAR:

    This is the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time, and only the second to have a westerner as its star – the first was “Inseparable” starring Kevin Spacey.

TAKERS: 

Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller.  Will you see the ending coming?  Probably!

  • THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (July 03)

    An engaging reworking of the Spiderman legend … I preferred the original, but this will do

  • KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (JULY 05)

    Strictly for Perry fans – and not a bad thing at all

  • SAVAGES

    A very tough story of Mexican drug cartels that is not for the faint of heart

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