(2014/MVD Visual DVD)
B- Sound: C- Extras: D Film: C+
Laura Zoe Quist's Mining
(2014), Jack (Daniel Ponickly) has escaped to Alaska after the death
of his wife and lock himself up in the family cabin. That is until
he meets Ruby (Antoinette Kalaj), a graduate studying environmental
pollution, but when Ruby goes up against the mining and oil
companies, can Jack find the courage to help Ruby fight billion
dollar companies and find the courage to win her heart?
became a depressed alcoholic widow after the death of his wife, after
spending all his money on alcohol and prostitutes he finally meets
Ruby, a beautiful graduate student on a crusade to save the planet.
Unfortunately, Ruby isn't the perfect angel she appears to be, she is
stalked by her psychotic ex-convict American boyfriend (who seems the
cops don't care about his restraining orders) as well as her own
professor (who seems he would like to be MORE than just her
teacher/mentor). Drawing to each other, can Jack and Ruby lick each
other's wounds and get over their traumas?
Can anybody say
rebound effect? This was a wanna be soap opera film, it was filled
with imperfect, and flawed characters mixed with a romance drama. It
feels like modern films are saying more and more modern couples
should be about divorced characters, who are/were in abusive or
affair-like relationships. The whole point of drama would be better
if the characters were already traumatized. They might as well call
the movie 'Fracking for Ruby'.
Zane and Mischa Barton also stars.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks so good, I wish this was
a Blu-ray, but the sound is really off, so I have to warn you to
expect issues there. There are no extras.