Unbearably dull, frustratingly inert, and laughably underwritten, Spanish writer-director Isabel Coixet’s frankly embarrassing British period piece drama The Bookstore might be the most underwhelming and least necessary film of the year.
Actor Bill Nighy is a legend, and this photo from the after-party for his latest film, Pride, at the Toronto International Film Festival proves it. Not many actors can pull off that calm, cool, and charming look that Nighy seems to have trademarked.
Toronto has played a multitude of cities on film and television, but director Len Wiseman’s dirty, urban remake of Total Recall takes the city to a new level with Colin Farrell as our confused hero, Doug Quaid.
New on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Johnny Depp gets animated for the hilarious comedy, Rango; Matthew McConaughey stars in the thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer; and prepare for the creepy horror film, Insidious.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: the sci-fi drama, The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; the animated comedy Rango, with Johnny Depp in the title role; the Canadian film Funkytown, set in the drug-addled days of disco; and the lame teen drama, Beastly.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week include the comic-book mashup, Defendor, starring Woody Harrelson; plus the 1960s rock comedy, Pirate Radio, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy.
Arriving this week on store shelves: Disney returns to form with the animated gem, The Princess And The Frog; Astro Boy makes his feature film debut; the vampires and the werewolves fight it out in The Twilight Saga: New Moon; plus a look at Clash Of The Titans and The Neverending Story, which both arrive on Blu-ray.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray: blood flies and the Nazis get their due in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds; a bachelor party in Las Vegas goes hilariously wrong in The Hangover; plus a look at The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, G-Force, and Taking Woodstock.
Out this week, forget about Tom Cruise‘s personal life and check him out in the World War II thriller, Valkyrie. Also available, Kevin James stars in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, there’s the campy horror remake My Bloody Valentine 3D, and best of all I take a look at season one of HBO’s vampire series, True Blood.