Bullets fly in the drama, The Bang Bang Club, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week and tells the story of a group of photographers in Apartheid South Africa. Other new releases include the terrible action film Priest, starring Paul Bettany; and Demolition Man on Blu-ray.
New releases this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: the steamy Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton as a journalist looking to say goodbye to her home town; Middle Men, with Luke Wilson as a problem solver trying to make a fortune off of the early days of Internet pornography; the light drama, The Romantics, with Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin; plus a look at the comedies You Again, and Life As We Know It.
Your television will get a work out this week, with two eye-popping cinematic extravaganzas: the director's cut of Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and Henry Selick's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Also out this week, a horde of zombies take over a small town in Bruce Macdonald's Pontypool.
Tonight was a big night for me. I screened what I can only call the first really big release of the year - namely Zack Snyder's Watchmen. While I'm still figuring out exactly how I felt about the film, it's safe to say that I really did enjoy it. It's going to be a big release, although it's maybe not the kind of comic book movie some people will expect, if they don't know the source material.