Movie Picks During Winter Blizzards

Stuck in a Blizzard, Tornado, or trapped in a mine??  Quick, grab a laptop or TV and rent these movies!

So this winter has been quite interesting so far, with Blizzards in the North East, radical weather in the south and the mid-west has some birds falling down.  Here in Brooklyn, I was stuck under almost 3 feet of snow, unplowed streets, without any transportation, and only access to the bodega next door and liquor store on the corner.  Well I’m not complaining about the liquor store – BUT being stuck inside for 3 days without much to do, all I could do was cook and watch every movie on my shelf, twice.  Two movies made my top picks to watch during cabin fever blizzard weather:  Restrepo and The Sicilian Girl.

Restrepo (Courtesy of Virgil Films & Entertainment)

Restrepo is an intimate portrait of the soldiers deployed in “the most dangerous” part of the world.  Now, this film received 96% on RottenTomatoes, and has made the Oscar shortlist, in fact the Oscar-buzz on this film is incredible.  I haven’t read one bad review of this film.  If that doesn’t sell you, than you should know this: Restrepo does not provide anyone’s point of view on war, it is strictly an up close look at the lives of the soldiers living what would be our nightmare.  No matter what you think about war, this film will affect you, and what you take away from it, is absolutely priceless.

The DVD and Blu-ray are available now by Virgil Films & Entertainment, containing amazing bonus features.

You can also check out other amazing reviews here:

AOL MovieFone | Cinematical

Entertainment Weekly
The Must List: What’s Hot for the Week Ending Dec. 12, 2010,,20310286_20446870_5,00.html

The New York Times
Arts & Leisure | Film
[A version of this article appeared in print on December 5, 2010, on page AR18 of the New York edition.]

The Los Angeles Times,0,7691813.story

The Los Angeles Times
The Smart List: Pop Culture Talking Points,0,494750.photogallery

”]Meanwhile, The Siclian Girl, provides an incredible story to life and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  A young girl breaks the code of silence of Sicily’s Mafia when she seeks revenge on her father’s murderers.  This story is as deep and tragic as it is impressive and highly recommended – not to mention based on a TRUE story!

Hailed by The Washington Post as “both a gripping courtroom drama and poignant coming-of-age story” and “Fascinating, Thrilling, Nail-biting!” by the Washington City Paper, The Sicilian Girl is an amazing must-see film!

My favorite review is from FilmThreat who raved about it, saying “Any fan of crime cinema, however, will need to suck it up and watch this. There are so few films of this caliber being made that it should be required viewing. It is also worth mentioning that Music Box Films, which distributes this here in America, has been bringing U.S. audiences some insanely good movies as of late. This is no exception. Don’t take my word for it, though. Experience it for yourself and then check out the rest of what Music Box has to offer. You won’t be sorry.”

The Siclian Girl is out on DVD now by Music Box Films

Here are some other great review:



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