New releases abound Today in Pittsburgh. So drive to the rental store or kiosk, add them to your queue or order them online for these cool Indies now available for July 26, 2011.
“Dylan Dog: Dead of Night“- Inspired by a very popular Italian Comic comes a PG-13 Horror movie that bombed at the Box Office– stuffed full of lame jokes & that lacks any real bite. Starring Brandon Routh as this film’s insipid title anti-hero. Instead, check out “Dellamorte Dellamore” (aka “Cemetery Man”), written by the illustrated series’ Author Tziano Sciavi and featuring Rupert Everett as a Dylan Dog-like character battling the supernatural that includes a resurrected lover, zombie boyscouts & Death itself.
“Heartbeats“- Xavier (“I Killed My Mother”) Dolan, Writer/ Director/ Star of a story about 3 close Canadian friends who end up sleeping together in what one could consider a hell of a bizarre love triangle. Introspective, though at the beginning these shallow characters learn about life’s troubles, eventually transforming into much more than superficial caricatures. Dolan continues his climb to become one of Canada’s most proficient provocateurs.
“Life During Wartime“- Read a full review or watch the Trailer for this Criterion stateside DVD.
“My Dog Tulip“- Based on J.R. Ackerley’s 1956 autobiographical novel, this wonderfully animated tale of a man and his dog features Christopher Plummer as the voice of Ackerley, a middle-aged writer whose life is changed forever when he adopts an 18-month-old German shepherd. Despite not being a dog lover, Ackerley finds his truest companionship with his skittish pup, Tulip. And so begins a 14-year friendship filled with all the mischief, hi-jinks & unconditional love a dog can bring.
“Source Code“- Jake (“Donnie Darko”) Gyllenhaal portrays a soldier recruited for a time-bending government investigation that places him in another man’s mind and body, reliving the same traumatic event repeatedly in an effort to identify the perpetrators of a terrorist bombing. Vera (“Down to the Bone”) Farmiga plays a communications specialist who provides the vital link to the soldier’s primary reality as he searches for critical clues within a recurring nightmare. Director Duncan (“Moon”) Jones, the son of David Bowie, delivers another formidable Science Fiction picture, quite a feat when one considers how few or often good Sci-Fi films get made.
“We Are What We Are“- Read a full review or watch the Trailer for this stateside release.