Good Morning Readers,
With November coming around the bend, I could not help to realize that we are two years in the game. This online entertainment news source has continue to grow leaps and bounds by the day. Last night, TRR was on hand at the Iota Club & Cafe in Clarendon to cover the first stop of The Chapin Sisters and Neema tour. Both artists were sensational that you will have to wait until later this week for the full details. As we prepare for our next month’s movies, get ready to meet four best friends from NYC, A nice guy looking for a good time in the Hamptons, A Sundance award winning film made by a local MD director, the first film in the Dragon trilogy, Ferrell’s take on North Pole, and the movie trilogy that defined the 1980’s. Alight time travelers, hop in the DeLorean and take a trip to this week’s…
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future – and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, “Back To The Future” is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time. In Back To The Future Part II: Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space/time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late. In Back To The Future Part III: Stranded in 1955 after a freak accident, Marty McFly discovers he must travel back to 1885 to rescue Doc Brown before he becomes smitten with school teacher Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburgen). Now, it’s up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where – and when – they belong.
Special Features: “Tales from the Future: In the Beginning…, Time to Go, Keeping Time, Time Flies, Third Time’s the Charm and The Test of Time”; Music Videos: “Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News and “Doubleback” by ZZ Top; “The Making of ‘Back to the Future'”; “Making the Trilogy: Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three”; “Michael J. Fox Q & A”; “‘Nuclear Test Site Ending’ Storyboard Sequence”; “Join TEAM FOX “; “The Physics of ‘Back to the Future'”; “The Making of ‘Back to the Future Part II'”; “Designing the DeLeorean”; “Designing Time Travel”; “Hoverboard Test”; “Evolution of Visual Effects”; Original Makeup Tests; “The Making of ‘Back to the Future Part III'”; “The Secrets of the ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy”; “Designing Hill Valley”; “Designing the Campaign”; “‘Back to the Future': The Ride”; FAQ’s About the Trilogy; Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale; Includes Digital Copy of Each Film.
This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.
Special Features: Audio Commentary: 2 commentaries with Will Ferrell & Director, Featurette: Film school for kids, Tag along with Will Ferrell, How they made the North Pole, Widescreen version on Disc 1 and Fullscreen version on Disc 2, Spanish Language Track, Elf Karaoke, Read-Along, Buddy’s Adventure Game, Elf Decoder Card
Narrated by Oscar winner Kate Winslet and directed by Oscar nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, this inspiring film follows one woman’s quest unlock her autistic son’s mind.
Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about this mysterious and complex condition, she travels from her home in Iceland to the United States and Europe, meeting scientists and other experts, as well as other families touched by autism. The stakes could not be higher: one in 110 children is diagnosed with autism every year, with boys outnumbering girls four to one.
While she holds no unrealistic expectations, Margret worries that Keli may never be self-sufficient or express himself normally. In her journey, she learns how the brains of autistic children differ from “normal” children and discovers new techniques that could offer a promising future for children with autism, including her son. She also connects with families of autistic children, who share stories of their efforts to help their kids interact with the world around them. Many of their accounts echo her own struggles, including the endless doctor visits and experiments with different treatments, the complication of doing everyday tasks, and the inability to communicate with their children -perhaps the most painful and frustrating aspect of autism.
But as she comes across innovative new therapies that might break down the wall of autism, Margret finds hope that her son may be able to communicate on a level she never thought possible.