New home releases this week include The Reader, starring Kate Winslet in her Oscar-winning role as Hanna Schmitz; Frank Miller‘s super-stylized comic book adaptation, The Spirit; The Deal, featuring William Macy and Meg Ryan; and Thirteenth Floor on Blu-ray.
The year draws to a close, but not before the last, big studio films of the year duke it out for some box office cheer. Marking what I would call the busiest release point of the year, there are no less than seven major films in theatres vying for your attention, including The Spirit, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Bedtime Stories, and Valkyrie.
New on store shelves, Bruce Banner gets green with rage in The Incredible Hulk, the iconic Sin City comes to Blu-ray, Ben Stein gets opinionated in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, there is Guy Maddin‘s all-Canadian film My Winnipeg, plus lots more.
Check out the full-length trailer for The Spirit from comic book artist, writer, and director Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Will Eisner‘s iconic graphic novel.
Excuse my absence, but I’ve been away on vacation for a while. The good news is that I’m back, and I’ve got a little treat for you.
Frank Miller‘s The Spirit doesn’t arrive in theatres until December 25, but we’ve already got an image from the film featuring Eva Mendes as Sand Saref.
Elektra is one of those films that demand to be taken at face value. And when reviewing such a film it is incumbent on the reviewer to look at the film for what it is and evaluate it on that basis, not what the reviewer hoped it would be, what the reviewer thought it would be, but what it is. And then there is the all-important question of – did this movie deliver on its promise. And in the case of Elektra, I say it did.