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Limited Releases: Outside the Box

January 18th, 2013

It's a short list of limited releases this week, and only one of them, Outside Satan is earning overall positive reviews. Unfortunately, it has almost no chance at the box office due to its art house nature.

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation - Reviews
A documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and the influence it had, both on music and on the social and political atmosphere. There are only two reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and only one of them is positive. Greenwich Village opens tonight at the IFC Center in New York City.

LUV - Reviews
Woody is an 11-year old boy whose uncle, Vincent, just got out of jail. Woody tries to help Vincent go straight, while Vincent tries to be a strong role model for Woody. This film was originally set for a fall release date, right in the heart of Awards Season. However, it was pushed back, and now that we see the reviews, we know why. A Tomatometer Score of 35% positive would be bad for a wide release. It will likely be fatal for this film's limited release chances. LUV opened tonight in 45 theaters in major cities nationwide.

Officer Down - Reviews
This film only has two reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and both of them are negative. It is also the wrong genre for limited release, as action films rarely do well in limited release. And finally, while it is debuting in theaters tonight, it is debuting on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday. Those interested will likely wait a few more days.

Outside Satan - Reviews
A drifter comes into town and meets with a young woman who has dealt with abuse. He helps her, by killing those who abused her. He might not be a psychopath. He might be a guardian angel. Or he might be Satan. The film is directed by Bruno Dumont and going by his past work, while this film might appeal to art house aficionados, it will appeal to few others. Outside Satan opens tonight at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.


Filed under: Limited Releases, LUV, Officer Down, Hors Satan, Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, Common, Michael Rainey, Jr., Bruno Dumont