Gifted is a film about a single man raising a child prodigy in a heartwarming story from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) that asks, how do you create an ordinary life for an extraordinary girl? I have not seen the movie yet, but I’ve heard it’s good. Thanks to Fox Searchlight, you can see Gifted at a theater near you. I’ve giving ten prize packs consisting of run-of-engagement movie passes and promotional swag. Note: my giveaway is limited to readers with mailing addresses in the state of Oregon and Washington. Gifted opens this Friday in select theaters. It will open nationwide on April 12th.
Fox Searchlight sent me a DVD screener for Ruby Sparks. The movie is about a novelist whose imagination invades his reality. Even though the film is a little sad and tense at times, I found the overall story delightful and recommend Ruby Sparks to all hopeless romantics. Ruby Sparks is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
Fox Searchlight sent me a screening disc of The Descendants for review on my dad blog (giveaway ends soon). The movie is based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. Below is a quick summary of the film. The Descendants is available now on on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. Continue reading for the full Blu-ray review of The Descendants.
The 411 for The Descendants
|The story||Matt King is faced with several important issues — including his wife’s coma|
|Appropriateness for children||There isn’t any nudity and very little violence. However, there is a lot of bad language in this film. Ironically, most of the profanity are from the two children in the movie.|
|Rating||Rated R for language and sexual references|
|Genre||Drama, light comedy|
In the next week or two, I’m going to be giving away The Descendants DVD on my dad blog. I have not seen The Descendants yet (hopefully I will get a review copy), but it’s one of those films that won a bunch of awards. It also features one of my favorite actors: George Clooney. He’s a wonderful actor, but I can’t believe he beat me out for sexist man of the year twice.
I received a copy of Another Earth (Fox Searchlight) for review on my dad blog. The indie movie is about a world where two Earths exists. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a good science fiction story, you’ll be disappointed with this film. However, Another Earth is worth watching if you love a good drama. It’s an excellent story with good acting. The three-disc Another Earth Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy) is available now for $39.99 (currently $19.99 on Amazon).