Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New DVD Releases This Week: The Gatekeepers, Admission

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There are at least a few new releases of interest this week. The Gatekeepers looks good, I don't know much about the Israeli internal security service. Admission has Tina Fey in it so it has my attention.

These are some of the new DVDs released this week, the ones I find interesting or of note.


Tuesday July 9, 2013

The Gatekeepers, PG-13      Amazon
The Gatekeepers (Hebrew: שומרי הסף) is a 2012 documentary film by director Dror Moreh that tells the story of the Israeli Shin Bet from the perspective of six former heads of Israel’s secretive internal security service. The film combines in-depth interviews with archival footage and computer animation to recount the role that the group played in Israel’s security from the Six-Day War to the present. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.


Dead Man Down, R      Amazon
Dead Man Down is a 2013 American neo-noir thriller crime film written by J.H. Wyman and directed by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. The film stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, and Terrence Howard.


Spring Breakers, R      Amazon
Spring Breakers is a 2012 American comedy-drama exploitation film film written and directed by Harmony Korine. The film stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco. The film follows four college-aged girls on their spring break.


Admission, PG-13      Amazon
Admission is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman.




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