Nick’s Picks – July 9, 2014

FREE DVD GIVEAWAY

Rigor Mortis Kid Cannabis

We are doing a Free DVD Giveaway! If you are interested in a chance at winning a free copy of Rigor Mortis and Kid Cannbis, it is really easy!  All you have to do is send me an email at HoustonMovieGuy@gmail.com.  The subject line of the email should read DVD GIVEAWAY. In the body of the email, be sure to put your name, full mailing address and which DVD or Blu-ray you would like. Winners will be selected by random drawing. Best of luck!

 

RIGOR MORTIS – WellGo USA

In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980 s, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.

 

KID CANNABIS – WellGo USA

Kid Cannabis is the true story of an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs through the woods across the Canadian border. But his pursuit of the high life – complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords – may leave this ex-pizza boy in way over his head.

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAIN – TDC Entertainment

The definitive documentary about Martial Arts legend GrandMaster Mantak Chia. At a time in history when Yoga was practiced in basements and Martial Arts was found mainly in the movies, Taoist Internal Alchemy was not accessible to the western world. This was the time Master Mantak Chia came to America with a dream to share Taoist Wisdom. In this film you’ll discover how the Healing Tao System was established in the USA, from its early beginnings in downtown Chinatown, NYC. Included are interviews with Grandmaster Mantak Chia and his first western students.

 

DEAD DROP – Lionsgate

After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a murderous rampage while trying to uncover the truth. Who threw him from the plane? Was it his best friend?

 

BAD WORDS – Universal

Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy, Bad Words. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

 

WINGS: Sky Force Heroes – Lionsgate

When Ace (Josh Duhamel), a cocky young firefighter, defies his Colonel’s (Tom Skerritt) orders and recklessly attempts a solo mission, it leads to disastrous consequences. Ace, along with Fred (Rob Schneider), his trusty co-pilot, quits Sky Force and resigns himself to hauling coal.

 

ENDEAVOUR: Series 2 – PBS

Faithful followers will get a kick out of watching Evans unveil the character’s still-nascent quirks and habits. His Endeavour Morse, a detective constable when we meet him in the mid-1960s, is an Oxford dropout, a self-kept young man, somewhat socially awkward and a bit of a hothead; he loves opera and the ladies, often at the same time. He’s unafraid to breach cop protocol when working on a case; but he’s also necrophobic, liable to faint in the presence of a dead body. And while he’s a detective of Sherlock Holmesian brilliance, he’s also precocious and more than capable of making mistakes; as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam), his mentor and principal (sometimes only) supporter, puts it, “You’re a good detective–and a poor policeman.”

 

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE – Sony

In 1975, director Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dalí, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.

 

SABOTAGE – Universal

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the pulse-pounding action film Sabotage, from the director of End of Watch and the writer of Training Day. When DEA task force leader Breacher Wharton (Schwarzenegger) storms a heavily armed cartel safe house, rogue members of his team use it as a cover to steal $10 million in cash. But just when they think their secret is safe, agents are killed off one-by-one, and everyone is a suspect, including the squad itself. Co-starring Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway and Mireille Enos, Sabotage is an explosive tale of betrayal and trust

 

WATERMARK – E1 Entertainment

Watermark brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. Showing water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, the film uses images, both beautiful and haunting, to create a compelling global portrait that illustrates humanitys past, present and future relationship with the natural world. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives

 

WALKER TEXAS RANGER: One Riot, One Ranger – CBS Paramount

Those of us who are “Proud to be an American” will all agree that Chuck Norris has done an unbeatable job of picking up the torch once carried by some of our nation’s best known and loved men of justice … Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Lone Ranger! These episodes even include the mystery and detective sides of Charlie Chan, Dragnet .. all wrapped into one … but now with a new addition of incredible kick boxing by some some of the world’s champs! Easy to identify with, the good guys are REAL … not perfect heroes, but folks who strive to uphold justice, truth, and right to the best of their abilities. Every episode covers a current issue (no namby pamby cattle rustling here!), and keeps you on the edge of your seat with adventure, intrigue, mystery, crime, and of course … a touch of Texas!

 

STAGE FRIGHT – Magnolia

In this genre-bending “Glee”-meets-Rocky Horror musical comedy a starry-eyed teenager (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s (Minnie Driver) footsteps and become a Broadway diva; but instead, she’s stuck working in the kitchen of her step-father’s (Meat Loaf Aday) snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase landing the lead role. However, just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla finds herself terrorized by a homicidal masked killer.

 

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