Spring has arrived and the customary warm weather and chirping birds along with it. This development has probably led you to begin readjusting to what it is like to go outside for anything other than work or food. If you are still adjusting to the changes or if you simply despise the outdoors, there are plenty of quality On Demand offerings this month to keep you away from the sun.
Band of Robbers is a modern tale of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Co-directors and co-writers Aaron and Adam Nee bring a fan-fiction idea to life by transporting the story and characters of Mark Twain into a modern world. The comedy and nostalgic qualities makes this worth a look. Band of Robbers is currently available to rent with Amazon and iTunes for $4.99.
Ava’s Possessions provides an interesting change from the normal exorcism movie, as it quickly moves past the exorcism and examines the impact on the victim’s life. The movie falters from this focus later in the film, but remains a technical marvel throughout with excellent cinematography. The movie doesn’t reach its full potential but is worth a look. Ava’s Possessions is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes starting at $4.99.
Emelie is a horror movie and the debut feature from Michael Thelin. The movie is unrelenting in its ability to cause discomfort by holding viewers’ face to the fire and not letting up, from the effective opening to the unnerving and rough moments throughout. Emelie is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes starting at $6.99.
Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday is a resurrection of Paul Reubens’ iconic character with the help of co-producer Judd Apatow and co-writer Paul Rust. It is the third feature film starring Pee-wee and the first in several decades. It is a triumphant return to character and retains the magical wonderment of the original movie. Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday is currently available to stream on Netflix.
They Look Like People continues this month’s string of excellent horror offerings. The film thoughtfully examines issues on mental health and its treatment and perception, and it does not do so ambiguously. Perry Blackshear’s debut feature begins intentionally disorderly and convoluted in structure to serve as a parallel to its subject of mental health, and this choice contributes to its genuineness. They Look Like People is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes starting at $4.99.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny comes in as this month’s longest title for an On Demand movie. Sword of Destiny features beautiful choreography and cinematography and is what you would expect as the follow up to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on the technical front. It showcases a balanced mix of stellar CGI and natural effects accentuated by the landscape. While the film does not compare to the original’s refinement and thoughtfulness in character development, it does still garner some enjoyable moments. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is currently available to stream on Netflix.
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