Any movie with Beth Grant in its cast demands to be watched. Savored. And watched again.
I have known this treasure since the ’80s. personally and professionally. she never disappointed me. Never.
And so Lionsgate will be releasing her latest film, Wander Darkly, on DVD and Blu-ray February.
There is so much we can praise about the film (writer/director Tara Miele’s swift direction), flawless performances by Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Aimee Carrero, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bayer and, of course, Grant.
Yet there is too much we cannot share [read: reveal] and spoil the film’s taut core. What we will share is that the tragic auto accident experienced by Adrienne (portrayed by Miller) and Matteo (Luna) send their loves into a surrealistic downward spiral . . . forcing them to relive loving memories while confronting overwhelming truths. The final discovery? We clam up here.
Some say the film reminds them of Ghost. We see that. sort of.
But Wander Darkly is Miele’s champion . She offers a profound new perspective on the delicate nature of relationships with this emotionally moving story.
Jane Fonda evil? Never, unless you ask those Vietnam vets. The 79-year-old actress lends her voice to the ever-youthful evil sorceress Shuriki in the small-screen Disney animated adventure Elena and the Secret of Avalor.
If you’ve been addicted to Fonda’s comedy-drama web television series Gracie and Frankie (co-starring her 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin), you can see how the Avalor fuss began in the flick. And you can discover the secret behind the legend of Disney’s new Crown Princess.
Frozen in time and trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor for more than 40 years, Elena has finally found the one, brave princess who can set her free: Sofia of Enchancia. With help from magical flying Jaquins, spirit animal Zuzo and young wizard-in-training Mateo, Princess Elena must unite her people and battle Shuriki as she tries to reclaim her throne.
You will recognize many voices, especiallyAimee Carreroas Princess Elena and Ariel Winter as Sofia. This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish and heart, as well as four extra episodes, a music video and an exclusive Flying Jaquin mobile. What were you expecting, a Barbarella poster?
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