Usually on the weekends I write articles on films opening in Pittsburgh theaters. But, with snowstorms arriving in the area and chilly temperatures already here, who wants to go out in this weather. So, instead of bundling up and driving anywhere, why not stay in and order an Indie movie On Demand.
A growing trend, especially for Independent film, is to now premiere in your living room first through your Cable service in their VOD listings. For about the same price as a theater ticket and no hassle of leaving your warm home. Here are the exciting and (in every case) exclusive new releases to Comcast's pay per view for the first days of February.
"The A, B, C's of Death"- Read an article, see a slideshow or watch the red band Trailer.
"Arcadia"- A father (John Hawkes) tells his kids that they are moving cross-country in a beat-up old station wagon for a bright future in California. Although there is one thing that they seem to have left behind in New England and that would be the family's mom. Dramatic low-budget affair that works because of Hawkes and his fine performance that steals not only the movie but, on the surface his character's children. Originally a Film Movement release, it's now available for the low price of $3.99.
"Day of the Falcon"- To find peace after a long and bloody war, two kings declared a large piece of desert, the Yellow Belt, neutral territory, which neither king can claim. But when it is discovered that there is oil in this no man's land, one king breaks the peace treaty and begins drilling for the black gold. An epic story of betrayal set against the blazing backdrop of the rise of Saudi Arabia. A great cast helps, starting with Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Tahir Rahim.
"The Sessions"- After spending years in an iron lung, a 36-year-old man (John Hawkes) decides he wants to explore his sexuality for the first time. First he goes to his Priest (William H. Macy) for advice and then hires a sexual surrogate (Helen Hunt) to aid in this goal. Hawkes, who many in the media believed was robbed of an Oscar nomination, again embodies his role with a stirring realism in a fearless portrayal of a man confined by his body but not by his spirit. Although to be fair, his co-star Hunt did garner a nod in this year's Academy award category for Best Supporting Actress. Available first in this format for the home, it arrives later in a couple of weeks on DVD.
"Sound City"- Through countless interviews and rocking performances, acclaimed musician Dave Grohl shows off his amazing Documentary that pays (and plays) tribute to Sound City. The legendary recording Studio that produced influential works by Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and Paul McCartney. Rock solid!
"Wrong"- Read an article, see a slideshow or watch the Trailer.