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8 items from 2016


John Carney’s Sing Street Heads to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 26

5 July 2016 6:31 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

John Carney's Sing Street is one of the best reviewed films of 2016 with a stellar 97 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The 1980's-set musical demands to be seen, and you can scoop it up on home video starting July 26th when the Sing Street Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date arrives.

Set in 1980's Dublin, Ireland, Sing Street is a story about a young boy who escapes a troubled home life through the power of music, creativity, brotherhood and youthful exuberance. Fans of 80's tunes will instantly recognize The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and other bands whose tunes pop up throughout the film's soundtrack.

The Voice and Maroon 5's Adam Levine even chips in an original balled he penned titled 'Go Now' for the film.

Anchor Bay is presented Sing Street in a Blu-ray and Digital HD combo »

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11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

21 June 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought »

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Sing Street Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on July 26

14 June 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From celebrated director and writer John Carney (Begin Again, Once), Sing Street arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on July 26 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Audiences everywhere will be dancing in the streets when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the universally praised film, Sing STREETon Blu-ray™ and DVD July 26, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and available on Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital July 26, 2016.

From celebrated director and writer John Carney (Begin Again, Once), the film features a stellar cast with Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black”), Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and newcomers Kelly Thornton and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film is “funny, charming, poignant,” according to Katie Walsh at the Los Angeles Times.

 Sing Street marches to the beat of an eighties drummer with the music and influence of The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and more. Also included in the film is an original emotional ballad “Go Now” penned by Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine.

 Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater. Sing Street is “an irresistible, feel-good movie”, Leonard Maltin.

Sing Street is rated PG-13. Runtime is 106 minutes. The Blu-ray and DVD bonus content includes Making Sing Street, Writer/Director John Carney and Adam Levine Talk Sing Street and nine cast auditions.

 

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Sing Street review: “Feels both nostalgic and fresh.”

15 May 2016 9:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sing Street review: John Carney heads to the mid-80s for his latest music inspired tale. Sing Street review

Ireland sure do love their music. From their Bonos to their Westlifes and their serious contendership in the Eurovision song contest. They may have not qualified for this year’s camp Euro festivities that us in the UK may vote ourselves out of next year come June, but Ireland have a much more successful musical offering hitting cinemas. John Carney completes his trilogy of music inspired films, following the acclaimed Once, and Begin Again. Once has transferred into a hit musical, although I was never a big fan of it to begin with. It was good, but I couldn’t hum any of the song’s, and felt it was a bit dry in places.

Sing Street feels both nostalgic and fresh at the same time, hitting us with healthy dollops »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Sing Street Might Just Be the Most Joyous Movie of the Year

15 April 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music and joy. We could all use more of that, and Sing Street has it in abundance. The film from Once writer/director John Carney celebrates eighties music, loners, teen romance, big brothers and pretty much everything in between. Oh, and you will want the soundtrack. Newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo stars as Connor, an Irish teen growing up in Dublin in the '80s. As his parents' marriage crumbles and bills mount, Connor is transferred from his posh school to a grotty Catholic school where the priests look on while students brawl. (The school motto translates to "act manly.") To deal with the daily horror, »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Sing Street Might Just Be the Most Joyous Movie of the Year

15 April 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music and joy. We could all use more of that, and Sing Street has it in abundance. The film from Once writer/director John Carney celebrates eighties music, loners, teen romance, big brothers and pretty much everything in between. Oh, and you will want the soundtrack. Newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo stars as Connor, an Irish teen growing up in Dublin in the '80s. As his parents' marriage crumbles and bills mount, Connor is transferred from his posh school to a grotty Catholic school where the priests look on while students brawl. (The school motto translates to "act manly.") To deal with the daily horror, »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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[Sundance Review] Sing Street

26 January 2016 8:40 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Returning to Sundance after breaking out with his Oscar-winning, shoe-string romance musical Once, director John Carney is back on a victory tour of sorts with Sing Street. Imbuing the same love for music its emotional highs, this is a film more earnest in its pleasure-giving than his last feature, Begin Again. While the structure can be a touch too formulaic, it’s difficult to resist getting swept up in the music and its modest ambitions, for his new musical is acutely attuned to being a crowd-pleaser in all the right ways.

In a lower-class area of Dublin circa 1985, we follow Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a teenager whose school has just been downgraded so his parents can free up some money. He’s now forced to attend the local Catholic school Synge Street, which is full of a rough bunch and teachers that could care less about the kids — where a student »

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Legend; Infinitely Polar Bear; Tangerines; Cartel Land – review

23 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom Hardy’s turn as the Krays is doubly impressive, while Andrew Garfield strikes a deal with the devil

It’s a familiar rule of thumb in the Oscar-watching game that the best actors aren’t always recognised for their best work. Tom Hardy’s as good an example as any this year: he cracked his first nod for his beardily villainous performance in The Revenant, though it’s some of his wobblier work. I’d rather have seen him honoured for Legend (Studiocanal, 18): his twin turn as Reggie and Ronnie Kray is no less brash a feat of scenery-chewing, but it’s a considerably more special one. Drawing on both his reckless movie-star magnetism and his character-actor peculiarities, often in the same frame, it’s a dazzling thespian stunt and a full-bodied (well, double-bodied) characterisation – and the lifeblood of Brian Helgeland’s less inventive chunk of East End gangland lore. »

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