Film Friday: ‘Amelia’ & ‘Astro Boy’

New this week at a theatre near you, Hilary Swank is the one-and-only Amelia Earhart in the drama, Amelia; in the animated adventure Astro Boy, Freddie Highmore voices a young, robotic hero as he tries to understand what role he has in the world; John C. Reilly stars as a vampire in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, the latest Saw movie debuts, and a look ahead at Michael Jackson – This Is It.

DVD Tuesday: ‘Definitely, Maybe’ & ‘10,000 B.C.’

This is a fantastic week to be a movie fan as a handful of great films, made for just about any taste, arrive on DVD. There is the dark, but comic crime drama In Bruges; Ryan Reynold‘s romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe; the 80s dance musical Xanadu; children’s fantasy tale, The Spiderwick Chronicles; and the musically grounded drama, Honeydripper. The dud of the week is 10,000 BC, which also arrives on Blu-Ray, offering vast special effects, scenic locations, and one of the worst stories so far this year.