Better than most other large scale disaster films out there, Greenland shifts its focus away from an abundance of speaker rumbling explosions and near misses (although there are plenty of those still to be found) and towards the feelings and reactions of the human beings experiencing them.
Angel Has Fallen shambles around from scene to scene as if it hasn’t even seen its ridiculous predecessors, content to take everything far too seriously for something this idiotic.
Hopelessly predictable, but not altogether lacking in overall entertainment value, Hunter Killer mashes up no less than three different kinds of militaristic thrillers into a single overly familiar package.
There’s not much in the heist drama Den of Thieves that hasn’t been said or done better or more elaborately in dozens of other similarly themed films.
You may not realize it, but if you’ve been pronouncing Gerard Butler’s name the way you’ve heard it on television, you’ve probably been pronouncing it wrong. As Butler himself admitted recently during an interview in Toronto for his new film Playing for Keeps, even he has been saying it wrong.
Earlier today I interviewed Gerard Butler for his new film, Playing For Keeps, where he plays an ex-pro soccer player who is trying to reconnect with his son, and inadvertently becomes the local kids soccer coach.
New releases this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Josh Brolin takes on a ruthless terrorist in the wild west comic book adaptation of Jonah Hex; Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley play with science in the horror film Splice; plus a look at How to Train Your Dragon and the Robocop Trilogy on Blu-ray.
Summer is such an uplifting time of year. Between the endless days, and all the joys of being outdoors in the fresh, warm air, it’s a wonderful season. This week I’m also recommending you get as much of that fresh air as possible since there is very little reason to sit down for either of the new home video releases.
Opening this week in theatres, John Cusack stars in the farce, Hot Tub Time Machine; Dreamworks goes mythic once more in the animated tale, How to Train Your Dragon; and Atom Egoyan debuts his latest erotic drama, Chloe.
New this weekend in theatres: Jude Law stars in the futuristic action adventure, Repo Men; Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston buddy up for the romantic comedy, The Bounty Hunter; plus a look at the kid-friendly comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the IMAX film Hubble 3D.