House at the End of the Street

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Alex (Ryan O’Nan) is booted from his band, dumped by his girlfriend and fired from his job singing songs dressed like a dayglo moose, and he has no idea what to do next. Luckily, a stranger named Jim (Michael Weston) does, and soon the two set out on a multi-city tour singing original songs backed by a selection of children’s musical instruments/toys and learning the value of friendship and being true to yourself. O’Nan also wrote and directed this low-fi gem, and the result is a sweet and funny look at lives in flux. It also features a handful of incredibly catchy songs that may have you checking Amazon or iTunes for availability. (Yes, there is an album.) You’ll find yourself smiling through most of the film, either from the simple and addictive songs or from the familiar faces sharing the screen for a few minutes here and there including Arielle Kebbel, Jason Ritter, Christopher McDonald, Andrew McCarthy and others. [Extras: Featurette, outtakes, live performance, Q&A, short films, trailer]

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The first trailer for Mark Tonderai’s upcoming horror film House at the End of the Street gave us a glimpse of the haunted house horrors that its star Jennifer Lawrence would be encountering over the course of its runtime, but mostly it just existed to assure us that we would all be getting a nice long look at Lawrence’s boobs if we chose to go to the theater and buy a ticket. As effective as that marketing strategy probably is, going to the cleavage well twice in a row would have looked tacky, so the second trailer for House at the End of the Street jettisons the boobs almost completely and instead gives us a better feel for who these characters are and where the dangers they’re facing come from. It seems that Lawrence is playing the new girl who just moved to town. One of the first people she meets in her new burg is a cute but haunted boy who’s got a lot of murder in his past (Max Thieriot). Townies say that his sister killed his parents died quite viciously and later drowned, but also there’s rumors that she may still be around…doing creepy things…over there in that spooky looking house. This is bad news for Lawrence’s well-being as well as for her budding romance with the boy.

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