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‘End of Watch,’ ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ ‘The Paperboy’ | New DVDs
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Jan. 22, include “End of Watch,” “The Paperboy” and “Searching for Sugar Man.”
The cop drama “End of Watch” hits the streets Tuesday on DVD, along with “The Paperboy” and a whole lot more. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
“End of Watch”(R): David Ayer’s film feels fresh and immediate, says movie reviewer Soren Andersen, thanks to the writer/director’s in-your-face, you-are-there approach and the powerful performances of Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two LAPD officers on patrol.
“Pina” (PG): Wim Wenders’ tribute to German choreographer Pina Bausch.
“Imposter” (R): Using home movies, interviews and re-enactments, the documentary tells the improbable but true story of a young man who impersonated the lost child of an American couple.
“Keep the Lights On” (not rated; for mature audiences): Ira Sachs’ autobiographical tale follows the decadelong affair between a documentary filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and a literary agent/crack addict (Zachary Booth). In English and Danish, with subtitles.
“Searching for Sugar Man”(PG-13): Malik Bendjelloul structures his documentary both as a mystery and an inspirational tale about recently rediscovered singer-songwriter Rodriguez.
“Tai Chi Zero” (PG-13, subtitled): A young man (Jayden Yuan) heads to a remote village seeking to learn a super-duper form of fighting that the residents are very protective of. Whomp!
“The Paperboy” (R): Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman star in this story of murder, lust, sibling rivalry, crime reporting and race relations in 1960s Florida.
“For a Good Time, Call ...” (R): Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller play unlikely roommates who start a phone-sex line together.
“Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai” (not rated; for mature audiences): Takashi Miike’s tale of good people in desperate times. No star rating provided.
TV and other releases
“The Men Who Built America”
“The Quiet Man”
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