Slaughterhouse Rulez, an entertaining, albeit slightly disappointing British teen horror-comedy, comes with a pedigree that makes one surprised that it skipped Canadian cinemas altogether and was quietly shipped off to DVD and VOD.
Gareth Evans, the Welsh director of The Raid and its subsequent sequel, successfully switches filmmaking gears with Apostle, a slowed down and initially restrained sort of period horror film.
This is a busy week for Blu-ray and DVD releases as five major releases arrive on store shelves, including: Martin Scorsese’s intense Taxi Driver celebrates its 35th anniversary; Disney debuts the original Tron and Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray; Narnia comes to life once more in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; plus a look at the IMAX movie, Hubble.
This week in theatres: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde star in Disney’s 3-D spectacle, Tron: Legacy; plus a look at Yogi Bear, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know.
In partnership with Walt Disney Studios Canada, The GATE is giving away double passes to advanced screenings of Tron: Legacy in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, not to mention a chance to win a grand prize of Tron: Legacy swag.
A chill-inducing new trailer for Disney’s Tron: Legacy debuted today following a session at the San Diego Comic-Con where fans had a chance to hear the film’s stars speak about the upcoming film.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska star in Disney’s Alice In Wonderland; and Benicio Del Toro takes on a hairy role in The Wolfman.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend, Tim Burton directs the trippy remake of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland; and a look at Antoine Fuqua‘s crime drama, Brooklyn’s Finest.
Out this week for your viewing pleasure, Rhona Mitra stars in the Underworld prequel, Rise of the Lycans, as her clan of vampires tries to deal with a rising tide of werewolves. Also out, Liam Neeson stars in the action-thriller, Taken; Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection debuts on Blu-ray; and Seth MacFarlane debuts his Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.
Two amazing, Oscar-nominated dramas make their debut on DVD this week: The Wrestler, featuring Mickey Rourke as an aging, down-on-his-luck star of the ring; and Ron Howard‘s film adaptation of the stage hit, Frost/Nixon. Also out this week, the biopic Notorious, Toronto Stories, Swing Vote, Smart People, and Into the Blue 2: The Reef.