The Big Fat Panda returns, three remakes, girls gone mild and what it’s like to be young and gay in Tehran.


Kung Fu Panda 2
Rated: PG
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Director: Jennifer Yuh
Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: DreamWorks Animated
Run Time: 91 minutes

The Buzz:
Po gets no time to rest as the Dragon Warrior as a new villain threatens China and the very existence of kung fu. A visually stunning movie that is a bit too close to the original formula. Starts out well and ends with a pow, but the middle might be a good time for a bathroom break.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rated: PG-13
Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 105 minutes

The Buzz:
A frightening prospect that if you keep remaking the same movie one of the remakes might actually be good. While not as socially ambitious as the Chuck Heston original, it is a surprisingly soulful effects extravaganza.


Fright Night
Rated: R
Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Run Time: 106 minutes

The Buzz:
It’s a remake of the 1985 cult hit. Popular kid seems to be the only one to realize his new neighbour is a vampire. Is it possible Hollywood has a new formula or has it just gotten lucky that the two remakes released on home video aren’t that bad. Skip the 3D and check out a solid performance by Colin Farrell in classic 2D.


Tanner Hall
Rated: R
Genre(s): Drama
Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg
Actors: Rooney Mara, Brie Larson, Georgia King, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Kattan
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 96 minutes

The Buzz:
Social disruption at a private boarding school. Even the future Lisbeth Salander can’t save a very by the numbers coming of age story set in a posh private school. Save your money to see the English adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and if you have an itch to see rich girls behaving badly then just watch Gossip Girl.


Circumstance
Rated: R
Genre(s): Art House & International, Drama
Directors: Maryam Keshavarz
Stars: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 107 minutes

The Buzz:
An R-rated look at Iranian youth culture. Maryam Keshavarz’s debut feature shot in Farsi seems to have won over some harsh critics. Drug rehab and sexual awakening in The Islamic Republic is as insightful as it is heartfelt. Check it out if you want to know how the youth of Tehran avoid the restrictions of their government to be just like other young adults.

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The Big Fat Panda returns, three remakes, girls gone mild and what it’s like to be young and gay in Tehran. Kung Fu Panda 2 Rated: PG Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy Director: Jennifer Yuh Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen Language: English Aspect...