While plenty of films and stories have been crafted about families struggling to make the right logistical and emotional decisions when loved ones are in the throes of potentially terminal illness, writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature What They Had is one of the funniest, sincerest, most realistic, and best performed.
While 12 Strong doesn’t reinvent the war film template, this suitably rousing, intelligent, witty, and well told story contains more than a few surprises that make the film’s unceremonious inclusion amid the January theatrical dumping grounds a bit of a head scratcher.
Joshua Marston’s Complete Unknown (starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon) is almost purposefully lacking in depth since it’s meant to be taken as an exploration into how some people will stop at anything to escape the banality of white, upper middle class existence. It’s as exciting as that sounds.
The GATE is giving away six Blu-ray™ copies of director Jeff Nichols’ science fiction drama, Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, and Jaeden Lieberher.
This week’s latest Blu-ray reviews, a look at new releases from December 31, including: Looper and Premium Rush. Plus, reviews for titles available on January 8: Dredd, Frankenweenie, and Smash: Season One.
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.
Opening this weekend in theatres, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return for Pixar’s lively Toy Story 3; and Josh Brolin restlessly wanders the wild west with Megan Fox in the popcorn adventure, Jonah Hex.