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Check Out ‘Fun Size’ On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 19

11 May

Fun Size

A high-school senior loses her little brother while trick-or-treating, and recruits three of her classmates to help bring him back home before her mother finds out in “Fun Size,” a teen comedy from first-time director Josh Schwartz (executive producer of TV’s “Chuck” and “Gossip Girl”).

Sardonic Wren (Victoria Justice) hails from an unusually dysfunctional family. She can’t wait until she escapes to college and leaves them all behind, but in the meantime, an invitation to the biggest Halloween party in the area at least offers her an excuse to get out of the house for a night.

But when Wren is placed on babysitting duty so her mother can dash out and party with her handsome young boy toy, the dejected teen reluctantly takes her little brother Albert out for a night of trick-or-treating. Later, when Albert vanishes into a sea of costumed kids, his panicked sister enlists the help of her best friend April, wannabe womanizer Peng, and his charmingly geeky pal Roosevelt to track down her missing brother, and get him safely back home while their mother remains none the wiser.

Meanwhile, over the course of one wild and unpredictable Halloween night, the group’s frantic search lands them in some pretty outlandish situations, and provides Roosevelt with the perfect opportunity to impress his longtime crush Wren.

Fun Size

Photo Credits: Paramount

Check Out ‘The Sessions’ On DVD, Blu-ray & More, Out Now

26 Apr

The Sessions

A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in “The Sessions,” a drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O’Brien.

With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions.

“The Sessions,” written and directed by Ben Lewin, is a film that will touch your heart. It will make you laugh, cry and definitely inspire you.

Hunt was nominated for an Academy Award for her role. She’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

The Sessions

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Photo Credits: Fox Searchlight

Check Out ‘A Star Is Born’ On Blu-ray Feb. 5

6 Feb

A Star Is Born

The third remake of the 1932 drama “What Price Hollywood?,” this adaptation of “A Star Is Born” moved the story into the mid-1970s and changed the milieu from the movie business to pop music.

John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) is a rock star whose career has peaked; he is numbed by booze and cocaine, his music has lost its edge, and his performances have become painfully haphazard. One night, after a concert, he stumbles into a club where he sees a singing group fronted by Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand).

John likes what he hears and loves what he sees; he tries picking her up, but soon realizes if he wants to see her, he’ll have to ask her out on an actual date. He does, and before long the two become involved, although Esther has trouble with John’s rock star lifestyle. One night, a typically burned-out John lets Esther sing a few songs at one of his shows; before long she’s the talk of the record business.

While Esther’s star begins to rise, John’s continues to sink, and while she desperately tries get John to clean up and focus on his music, it may be too late to save him. The song “Evergreen” earned this film an Academy Award for Best Song. It also won six Golden Globe awards, including “Best Motion Picture – Musical,” “Best Actress,” and “Best Actor.”

Photo Credits: Warner Bros.

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