A lazily reductive and somewhat insulting bit of performative activism writ large, the anti-bullying drama Good Joe Bell is trying too desperately to be “Green Book for gay people.”
One of the finest, funniest, and smartest mainstream family comedies in recent memory, the moving and charming Instant Family balances flashes of snappy banter and slapstick comedy with an overwhelming amount of realism and emotional intelligence.
Coming across as a macho, meat-headed take on Mission: Impossible, director Peter Berg’s bloody, hyperactive action thriller Mile 22 entertains by never taking itself too seriously.
Based on a true story that’s wildly stranger than any fiction, Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World is a riveting, thoughtful, expertly performed thriller that almost never made it to the screen this year.
New releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week include: Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and Cécile De France; The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Academy Award winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo; and The Switch, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
We head to the suburbs this week for a look at three new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray, including: David Duchovny and Demi Moore play the perfect fake couple in the dramedy The Joneses; Tina Fey and Steve Carell end up with big thrills as they try to enjoy their Date Night; and a look at the short-lived 80s TV series, Max Headroom.
This week, opening at a theatre near you: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play mismatched partners in the action-comedy, The Other Guys; the dancers are back again in Step Up 3, which also debuts in 3D; and opening in select theatres, Robert Duvall stars in Get Low as a hermit who wants to attend his own funeral.
Opening this weekend in theatres, Tina Fey and Steve Carell get a little crazy in Manhattan for the comedy Date Night; plus a look at the dramedy A Shine Of Rainbows.
New this week in theatres, Denzel Washington stars in the post-apocalyptic drama, The Book of Eli. Also opening this weekend, Peter Jackson directs the family drama, The Lovely Bones, and Jackie Chan stars in The Spy Next Door.
The lights are going out and only two kids know what to do about it in City of Ember, one of this week’s new DVD releases. Also out this week, John Cusack stars in the animated Igor, Mark Whalberg does the old good cop/bad cop routine in Max Payne, or get horrified with the original My Bloody Valentine, and Saw V.