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Wow, I did not have high expectations for the sequel to a movie adaptation of a TV show, but sometimes good writers and hilarious actors come together to make something special. Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day is one of those films that will remain in our DVD collection forever. It's a movie you pull out to watch with friends over and over again because it's so incredibly funny. I've seen it many times and can't get enough of it. I can't for the DVD to be out February 23rd so I can finally own it. Seriously, if you haven't seen this film you're missing out. We all love the Trailer Park Boys (And if you don't start with this movies!) and this is another fine outing for them.
I managed to see Formosa Betrayed at a film festival and was really blown away. Political suspense films rarely grip you this much while still holding onto their intelligence. Wherever you are you must try to get to a theater to see this or anticipate the DVD release because it is not one to miss. Many political thrillers get bogged down in technicalities or are just idiotic in their execution, but Formosa Betrayed hits every right note. I was skeptical too when I saw James Van Der Beek was the star, but he truly rises to the occasion. Will Tiao also amazed me despite the fact that he is essentially unknown. Formosa Betrayed takes you through a whirlwind of action, suspense, and the fight for justice. Get out to the theaters on February 26th to see it; you won't regret it!
I honestly did not see much potential in "Women In Trouble," but I decided to rent it and I wish I had made it out to the theaters for it. This is a wonderful film that employs the technique of multiple story lines to perfection. The film makes you laugh much more than expected, but keeps its heart in the midst of all the appropriately titled trouble. It's too real to just become a comedy or a tragedy or a drama, this film is an intoxicating blur of emotions. On top of all this is a phenomenal cast. If "Women In Trouble" gave you that hesitant feeling it gave me when I first heard of it, then ignore it and take a risk this one is well worth it!
I recently received this from my Netflix queue with low expectations, but I was really surprised to see how well it was handled. As far as dance numbers go, it clearly delivers and holds its own among any big budget dance flick. The inexperienced cast really blew me away as they were able to pull off such real dramatic content. It's not a subtle drama, but it's handled very realistically for the issues it explores. I know you all think we don't want another dance movie (I know I did), especially not a dance movie no one has ever heard of. But trust me you should rent this one, sometimes you have to search for the good titles that are overlooked and B-Girl is one of them!