‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Fading Gigolo’
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Aug. 19, include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”; the vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive”; and John Turturro’s “Fading Gigolo,” with Woody Allen.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, brings releases about vampire “Lovers,” “Spider-Man” and a “Fading Gigolo.” Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
★★★ “Only Lovers Left Alive” (R): Jim Jarmusch’s moody vampire love story stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as glamorous, immortal partners.
★★★ “Fading Gigolo” (R): A down-on-his-luck bookstore owner (Woody Allen) discovers that his florist pal (writer-director John Turturro) has a talent for pleasing wealthy, unhappily married women.
★★½ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13): Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy — and they “are a treat together,” says Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald. Otherwise — besides Jamie Foxx as a new villain — “it all feels pretty much like what we’ve seen before: dark corporate doings, a city endangered, cars flying through the air to be effortlessly caught by Spidey.”
“The Quiet Ones” (PG-13): A psychology professor (Jared Harris) and team of students conduct an experiment on a mentally unstable young woman (Olivia Cooke) who appears to be possessed by a diabolical alter ego. No star rating provided.
TV and other releases
“A Brony Tale”
“Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season”
“The Good Wife: The Fifth Season”
“The Millers: The First Season”
“The Mindy Project: Season Two”
“NCIS: The Eleventh Season”
“NCIS: Los Angeles — The Fifth Season”
“Once Upon a Time: The Complete Third Season”
“Parenthood: Season 5”
“Parks and Recreation: Season Six”
“Toy Story of Terror!”
Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: firstname.lastname@example.org