Charming, lightweight, suitably entertaining, and a slight improvement over its charming, lightweight, and suitably entertaining predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp doesn’t represent the A-list of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but after the bombastic, candy coated tragedy of Avengers: Infinity War, it strikes as a welcome respite.
An odd duck even by the eclectic standards of most Netflix original movies, director and co-writer Duncan Jones’ Mute isn’t a movie that will please everyone, but it’s an admirably dark and sleazy sci-fi thriller that wears its cynicism like a badge of honour.
My expectations for Marvel’s Ant-Man were pretty low going in. In my mind, if there was a Marvel film that was going to fail, it was going to be Ant-Man. The character just didn’t strike me as all that interesting, and the departure of previous writer and director Edgar Wright had me wondering what kind of mess might be waiting for filmgoers.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: the comedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd as a hapless hippy; the action extravaganza Colombiana, starring Zoe Saldana; plus the horror film, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark with Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes.
New arrivals this week on DVD and Blu-ray include: the alien invasion film, Skyline, starring Eric Balfour; the farcical thriller The Tourist, with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie; plus a look at How Do You Know and Yogi Bear.
Happy New Year, movie fans. Ringing in the new year are a hand full of new movies which debut on DVD and Blu-ray this week. This week’s big releases include: Robert Rodriguez’s grindhouse extravaganza, Machete, starring Danny Trejo; Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the comedy, Dinner For Schmucks; and a look at Jay Roach’s horror film, The Last Exorcism.
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.
Opening this weekend: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the comedy Dinner For Schmucks; the pets are back on another mission in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; and Zac Efron tries to play a serious role in the teen drama, Charlie St. Cloud.
Coming out this week in stores, director Ari Folman looks back on his youth during the Lebanon War in Waltz With Bashir; Paul Rudd and Jason Segel star in the comedy I Love You, Man; and Sony Pictures debuts Starman and St. Elmo’s Fire on Blu-ray.
New in theatres this week, Duplicity stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as rival corporate spies fighting and falling in love; Paul Rudd stars alongside Jason Segel in the buddy film, I Love You, Man; Bruce MacDonald directs the thinking man’s horror film, Pontypool; and Nick Cage plays a professor trying to unwrap a global disaster in Knowing.