2020 has left many of us pining for reunions with friends and family, but the borderline unbearable and distressingly unfunny star-studded comedy Dinner with Friends might make anyone unfortunate enough to see it prefer their alone time.
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.
Opening this week, Zack Snyder gift wraps the monumental Watchmen graphic novel in celluloid for the legion of fans who having been buzzing about it for the last year. Also opening, Joshua Jackson stars in the Canadian drama One Week.
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.