Good afternoon TRR Readers,
The last couple of days have been very prosperous with the team. We attended The Dream concert at the Fillmore, interviewed director Lee Hirsch & Kelby Johnson of the hit documentary “Bully” and Hertbert “Flight Time” of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. And to top it all off, we attended the screening of The Hunger Games – our review comes out tomorrow. For you, you will have to survive a Battle Royale, while I’m Hopping with The Muppets and hanging with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I cannot be a Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, nor a Spy – I am just your guide to this week’s….
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
One Of The Most Controversial Films In History. Now Available For The First Time Ever In America.
In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation’s youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left. Chiaki Kuriyama (KILL BILL) and screen legend Takeshi Kitano (BOILING POINT, BROTHER) star in the movie that has been argued, acclaimed and banned around the world. More than a decade later, it remains one of the most savage, shocking and emotionally powerful films of all time. Now experience the complete Director’s Cut of Kinji Fukasaku’s uncompromising masterpiece — nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards — available uncensored and unrated for the first time ever in America.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster “The Millennium Trilogy.” Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon.
Muppet domination continues with a hilarious new movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel, Academy Award(R) nominee Amy Adams (Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role, Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter) and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, Adaptation) join everyone’s favorite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theater. The gang is back together again in a must-own movie full of irresistible music and family fun.
- Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
- DVD Feature Film+ Bonus
- Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of The Making of The Muppets A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through
- Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary
- Disney Intermission
- The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History**)
- Digital Copy (3 Disc only)
- Digital Full-Length Original Soundtrack (3 Disc only)
The irreverent comedy will harken back to 1987′s “Adventures in Babysitting.” It follows a college student, suspended for the semester and living back at home with his single mom, who has a night to remember when he gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door — two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.
The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control (John Hurt), personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) into Hungary. But Jim’s mission goes bloodily awry, and Control is forced out of the Circus as is his top lieutenant, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a career spy with razor-sharp senses.
COMING MARCH 23rd
From the makers of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock n roll! He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family.
TV SHOWS OF THE WEEK
Young Tintin and his trusty canine sidekick Snowy are back for another season of heroic escapades and globe-trotting adventures. Based on the comic strip by Herge, The Adventures Of Tintin Season Two tracks Tintin and Snowy everywhere from the Himalayas to the Middle East in pursuit of truth and justice. Along with the brackish Captain Haddock, skillful Professor Calculus and ham-fisted Thomson & Thompson, they investigate a mysterious meteor, exploding cars, missing persons and much more!
With a major motion picture now based on the original stories, the complete second season of the award-winning series is available here for your enjoyment for the first time on DVD!
Telly Savalas stars as Lieutenant Theo Kojak in the third season of the edgy ’70s police drama Kojak.
Season Three finds Kojak embroiled in a series of high-profile cases involving the savage murder of a priest, a car theft ring, an 18-year-old homicide cold case, a cop killer and a Mob hit ordered on Kojak himself. Known for pushing the limits with a fiery intensity while keeping a cool head, Kojak never let the law get in the way of justice.
Created by Emmy and Academy Award winning writer Abby Mann, Kojak ran for five seasons on CBS from 1973 to 1978 and spawned a series of TV movies throughout the ’80s and ’90s. All 24 Original Episodes
In volume seven of this hit original series, relationships continue to shift and change as each character struggles with questions about loss, loyalty and love. In the wake of tragedy comes new beginnings, and ultimately, new challenges as everyone must come to terms with what kind of future they want for themselves and those they care about.
Until next week, wishing you a HAPPY TV & MOVIE VUEING!!!