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DVD Playhouse: September 2010

25 September 2010 2:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse September 2010


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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Music Box Films) Follow up to the hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo finds Lisabeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) joining forces once again as Blomkvist is about to break a story on Sweden’s sex trade, which leads unexpectedly to a dark secret from Elizabeth’s past. Starts off well, then quickly nose-dives into sensationalism and downright silliness, with a pair of villains who are straight out of a Roger Moore-era James Bond film. A real letdown for those of us who felt Dragon Tattoo had finally breathed life into the cinema’s long-stagnant genre of the thriller. Bonuses: English language track; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround.

The Killer Inside Me (IFC Films) Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Jim Thompson’s classic, and notorious, novel about the psychotic mind of a small town sheriff (Casey Affleck, »

- The Hollywood

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[DVD Review] The Secret of Moonacre

24 September 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The Secret of Moonacre wants to be a fantasy, a family movie, and a story of female empowerment and destiny. They had so many things in their favor including Bridge to Terabithia director Gabor Csupo, a child actress with a feature already under her belt, a screenplay based on The Little White Horse, and the king of camp Tim Curry. The production had the resources and stellar cast to make this film exactly what they wanted, which makes the resulting film The Secret of Moonacre even more disappointing.

In The Secret of Moonacre, Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards) is sent off to Moonacre to live with her uncle Sir Benjamin Merryweather (Ioan Gruffudd) when her father dies. She is accompanied by her quirky tutor Miss Heliotrope (Juliet Stevenson). When they arrive, Sir Benjamin is a poor host to say the least. He is annoyed by Maria’s questions and forbids »

- Rachel Kolb

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The Secret of Moonacre - DVD Review

21 September 2010 9:53 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The Secret of Moonacre is based on the novel The Little White Horse by British author Elizabeth Goudge. While not entirely faithful to the novel, this film directed by Bridge to Terabithia.s Gabor Csupo has a winning charm and is delightfully entertaining. Both those who know the book and those new to the story should find much to love in this beautifully crafted film. In the late 1800.s in England, Miss Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards) has been left a penniless orphan and is taken in by her Uncle Sir Benjamin Merryweather (Ioan Gruffudd) of Moonacre Manor. Maria and her governess Miss Heliotrope (Juliet Stevenson) are city folk, and living in the countryside holds all kinds of »

- June L.

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Trailer for stunning fantasy 'Secret of Moonacre'!

22 August 2010 2:13 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Based on Elizabeth Goudge’s Carnegie Medal-winning novel The Little White Horse and featuring Victoriana romance, unicorns, princesses, and handsome dudes, this flick is out on DVD in September. Unicorns.

After 13-year-old Maria Merryweather's (Richards) father dies, she is left orphaned and homeless, and is forced to leave her luxurious London home to go and live at the mysterious Moonacre Manor with Sir Benjamin (Gruffudd), an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by a hatred borne of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must unearth the secrets of her past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever.

Apparently, this novel was one of the inspirations for Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, »

- Superheidi

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Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2127

30 June 2010 8:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here are the new MPAA ratings from Bulletin No: 2127.

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days Rated R For bloody violence, language and some sexual content. 31 North 62 East Rated R For language and some violence. 9th Company Rated R For sequences of strong bloody warfare, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use. Born To Raise Hell Rated R For strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use. Broken Lines Rated R For language and some strong sexuality. Cemetery Junction Rated R For language and some sexual material. Release Date: August 17, 2010 (DVD and Blu-ray) Dark Island Rated R For some violence. Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Rated PG-13 For sequences of creature violence and action, language including some sexual references, and some drug material. The Girl Who Played With Fire Rated R For brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language. Release Date: July 9, 2010 Helen Rated R For language and brief sexuality. »

- Brad Brevet

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