Friday, June 28, 2013

What to Watch This Weekend: June 28, 2013

In Theaters: 20 Feet from Stardom
This documentary gives backup singers the spotlight. Their stories about their numerous career roadblocks can be heartbreaking, but that just makes it more satisfying to hear about their rare triumphs. Their winning personalities are funny and engaging. It's at less than a handful of DC-area theaters, but it's worth the effort. Here's the review.

On DVD: The Call
Alright, I haven't actually seen The Call, and it has a pretty bad critic rating. But, it does feature Halle Berry in Jheri curls and has a high audience rating. Not much came out this week so if you want to see Halle Berry kick butt in this thriller, check it out. Did I mention it has Halle Berry in Jheri curls?

Streaming (Amazon Instant): For Ellen
I just realized this movie was available on Amazon Instant video and I can't wait! It's got Paul Dano, so that's all you really need to know. It looks like an interesting and serious story about a dad struggling to connect with his daughter while balancing his own attempt to revive an almost career. It's the movie I'm definitely going to be watching this weekend! 

Streaming (Netflix): The Avengers
All your favorite Marvel superheroes (who aren't X-Men) team up to stop an alien force. This movie has a great cast and a very comic book story. It's also required watching if you're going to truly appreciate Iron Man 3 when it comes to DVD later this year. 

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