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Stoney's At Home Movie Recommendations 1/13

1/13/13 in Locker Room   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24042 respect

I wanted to do an article series highlighting some good titles on DVD/cable/streaming/etc that I’ve recently watched and think people should give a look.  Some of them you may know, some you may have no idea even existed. So without further ado, here are some flicks for you if you need to pass the time.  If you click on the title, I’ve linked each one to a trailer. Warning, the Klown trailer is a red band trailer and NSFW.
 
Blog Photo - Stoney's Movies At Home 1/13/13 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – Netflix/Amazon Instant
Nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for first time writer/director Benh Zeitlin (first feature anyway).  The story focuses on 6 year old Hushpuppy, who is faced to deal with a hard drinking, distant father in failing health, and the melting ice caps that flood her bayou neighborhood known as the Bathtub.  9 year old Quvenzhane Wallis is magnificent and became the youngest actress ever to get a Best Actress Nomination. Dwight Henry who plays her father and also making his film debut also gives an amazing performance. The movie is beautifully shot and nothing about it gives you the indication that the stars and director are doing this for the first time.  It’s a solid A

 
Blog Photo - Stoney's Movies At Home 1/13/13Klown (2010) – Netflix Streaming/Amazon Instant
Warning, this movie is in Danish and has subtitles.  If you can deal with that, and enjoy R rated comedy, I highly suggest this one.  The story focuses on Frank who, to prove his fatherhood potential to his girlfriend,  “kidnaps” her 12 year old nephew Bo and brings him along on a canoe trip with his best friend Casper. There are some cringe inducing scenes, but I haven’t laughed out loud at a movie this often in a long time. Stoney’s grade, B+
 



Blog Photo - Stoney's Movies At Home 1/13/13Butter (2012) – Netflix Streaming
Butter is a movie you’ve probably never heard of but touts a nice cast, featuring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Rob Corddry, Hugh Jackman, and Alicia Silverstone.  The story is about a young girl bouncing around from foster home to foster home in a small Iowa town discovers she has a talent for butter carving and ends up battling a high strung local woman in the town’s annual butter carving contest.  It’s an enjoyable movie and if nothing else, you get to watch Olivia Wilde who plays a prostitute make out with Ashley Greene.
 


Blog Photo - Stoney's Movies At Home 1/13/13The Bourne Legacy (2012)– Netflix/Amazon Instant
If you’re looking for a good new action flick, you could definitely do worse than the latest installment based on Robert Ludlum’s Bourne universe. This movie follows Alex Cross (Jeremy Renner) and runs parallel to the Bourne Ultimatum. The tagline let’s you know what the deal is, “There was never just one”.  The movie also stars two face Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.  Renner may not be Matt Damon, and the movie may look a lot like the other Bourne movies, but it’s still a good pick if you have a couple hours to kill one night
 



So there you go, and happy viewing. If there are any genres in which you’re looking for recommendations for future articles, let me know in the comments. 
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3/2/13   |   Jason_   |   19999 respect

Butter was surprisingly enjoyable.

1/14/13   |   kteacher   |   33986 respect

I really liked Beasts of the Southern Wild and I'm really glad it's getting more recognition. 

1/14/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59487 respect

I wanted to see Butter, but I don't think Olivia Wilde is that great. She's not hot to me and her eyes and acting are meh... I might watch it still but you kinda just turned me off, so it'll be a while.

I enjoyed the Bourne Legacy.