The Beach Bum is surface level and shallow every step of the way; a halfhearted attempt that exists uneasily between two worlds.
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 on DVD, Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart comes alive on screen with Brendan Fraser playing the unfortunately gifted man who finds out that he can bring characters to life from the pages of any book. Also new this week, Steve Martin stars in the shoddy sequel, The Pink Panther 2, and Isla Fischer toys with financial ruin in Confessions Of A Shopaholic.
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.