On Demand DVD New Releases July 14-20 A big week for documentaries, on a wide variety of subjects … and a couple of other fictional tales.
A Brony Tale Vancouver-based voice artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous characters in classic cartoons such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Cinderella and more. When she was hired to voice Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, she had no idea she would become an Internet phenomenon and major celebrity to a worldwide fan-base of grownups. This documentary gives an inside view of the Pony fan-world, and an intimate look at the courage it takes to just be yourself … even when that means liking a little girls’ cartoon.. (TVMA, 1:19) 7/15 Same day as theatrical release
The Congress In this sci-fi fantasy, an aging actress playing a version of herself is offered an intriguing deal: sign away rights to her scanned digital likeness for a major Hollywood studio to control. Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm (TVMA, 1:57) 7/15 Pre-theatrical release
Teenage With narration by actors Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer and Jessie Usher, filmmaker Matt Wolf explores the origins of the modern-day teenager in this documentary. (TVMA, 1:15) 7/15 Available On Demand before DVD
Under the Skin A woman of unknown origin combs the highways in search of isolated men, luring a series of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. From visionary director Jonathan Glazer. Scarlett Johansson (R, 1:47) 7/15
Video Games: The Movie From nerd niche to an over $60 billion industry, this is the story of video games from the minds of their greatest creators and super-players. The film is not just another film about the games industry, but addresses the question of what it means to be a “gamer,” a game maker, and where games are headed. Storytelling and the art of the video game medium are also explored. Zach Braff, Sean Astin (TVG, 1:40) 7/15
Among Ravens The story of a group of friends who reunite for their annual 4th of July weekend only to be confronted by Chad, a strange nature photographer who begins to change their lives one by one. Christian Campbell, Amy Smart, Johnny Sequoyah (TV-14, 1:37) 7/18 Available same day as theatrical release.
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