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Review: Skating to New York

Skating to New York
Skating to New York
3 stars

Starring: Dylan Everett, Connor Jessup, Niamh Wilson, Jason Gedrick, Gage Munroe

Directed: Charles Minsky

Release Date: February 17, 2015

Run Time: 93 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

English / Subtitles:

Distributor: Well Go USA

Film Synopsis

SKATING TO NEW YORK is a contemporary coming-of-age adventure about five boys on a small-town Canadian high school hockey team, who live to skate. After losing a big game, they decide to do something never attempted before – skate across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year.

Starring Connor Jessup (“Falling Skies”), Gage Munroe (I DECLARE WAR), Dylan Everett (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Jason Gedrick (BACKDRAFT), SKATING TO NEW YORK is a story about home and friendship, about leadership and facing danger, and about growing up – but never giving up. – Well Go USA



Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is good, Dialog was on point and the Score was clean and crisp but at time felt the score was to big for what was going on.

Rating:4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is good as with most HD content, Its sharp at times colors pop when needed, most shots are distant shots and out-door shots with snow and ice backgrounds so not too much to review about on PQ.


Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: December 12, 2014 (USA)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: February 17, 2015 (USA)


My Thoughts

Skating to New York is a fun little film to watch that deals with 5 friends, two of which are brothers who some have family issues and one of the five kids has hart issue that really isn’t big in the story which I thought would come up more than just the one time the boys were talking about it. After a few of the kids that are going through some issues they all meet up at the lake after the hokey game as they always do and they all decide to skate across Lake Ontario to New York just to do it and to get their minds off of family. Most of the film center on the kids journey across the lake where they run into a few issues but also you see the kids bond and learn about what has gone on in their lives.

I thought the film was a good watch but I think it could use more. The story could use some more focus on the kids and there problems before the day long trip across the lake so you can feel more for those kids. One of the Character you don’t get any back story on which would have been better so you would have known more of him as you kinda did with than other 4. Also the acting I thought was good and was fun to see Connor Jessup in a movie instead of just seeing him in the TV show Falling Skies

Overall the film was a good watch and I feel teens might enjoy the film. Yes the film could use more but I still liked it as it was a light and kind-hearted film. I give Skating to New York a 3 out of 5. Check it out, give it a rent. If the film was a little longer and detected that time on the 5 boys family issues it would have been a good 4 star if not more.

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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