Tuesday Releases: Veronica Mars

MAY 6TH, 2014

VERONICA MARS // Ten years after the first season of this cult classic appeared on television, “Veronica Mars” makes its crowd-funded feature film debut. Bringing back almost all of the notable cast members and weaving them into another whodunnit murder mystery, Kristen Bell once again leads the pack as the tiny blonde detective for hire, the role that basically put her on the map. This time she is interviewing for positions at big business law firms, having put her mystery solving days behind her. In a serious relationship with Piz (Chris Lowell), she is pulled back to her hometown of Neptune when her old flame Logan (Jason Dohring) is accused of murdering his rocker girlfriend. At the same time, her high school reunion brings cameos by the handfuls, including Wallace (Percy Daggs III), Mac (Tina Majorino), Gia (Krysten Ritter), Weevil (Francis Capra), Dick (Ryan Hansen), and even Leo (Max Greenfield). Of course, the best writing of the film matches that of the television series, the witty banter between Veronica and her down-to-earth father, Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni). You get the feeling that no time has past at all between these two, picking up right where they left off. Creator and director Rob Thomas does a decent job of keeping the audience invested, playing mainly to the diehard fans that followed the show, with many inside jokes and situations. But with a developing love triangle, an intriguing mystery, and a few stars that were not in the series like Martin Starr and a cameo by James Franco playing himself, there are plenty of attempts to appeal to newcomers. A helpful part about having a film funded by its fans is that you know right off the bat that there is a vested interest. The real question following this feature however, is if that vested interest is enough to keep this franchise going.

New Releases
After The Dark
The Art of the Steal (2013) 2-denied2-small
Still Mine
Veronica Mars: The Movie

TV Box Set

  • Eureka: Season Three
  • Laverne & Shirley: Season Eight
  • Little House on the Prairie: Season Two Remastered
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season Three
  • Poirot: Series Twelve
  • Rookie Blue: Season Four
Special Editions/Other Releases
  • 666: Devilish Charm
  • Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection
  • The Attic (2014)
  • Awful Nice   
  • Axeman
  • Between Sisters
  • Blood Shed
  • Brightest Star   
  • Broadway Idiot  
  • Brownian Movement
  • Call Me Crazy
  • The Chambermaids
  • Coming With My Brother!
  • Death Occurred Last Night
  • Desert Riders
  • Godzilla Vs. Gigan
  • Godzilla Vs. Hedorah
  • Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster
  • Honey Buns
  • Hot Guys With Guns
  • Ingloda: The Possession Within
  • Johnny Come Lately
  • Lewis Black: Old Yeller
  • Love Happy
  • Making The Rules
  • Mr. Jones
  • Occupation 101
  • The Real Decameron
  • Savage Vengeance
  • Simon and the Oaks   2-denied2-small
  • Son of Batman
  • Trapped in Hitler’s Hell
  • Truth (2014)
  • Werewolf (2014)

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