Bird Box is the type of apocalyptic horror thriller that has positively nothing stimulating or original to say, despite expert direction and an astoundingly overqualified cast doing everything in their power to wrestle something this tiresome and done to death into respectability.
Paring the original concept of its parent franchise down to its barest essence, transplanting the story to a different city, and swapping out smooth talking dudes for tough talking, fully capable women, Ocean’s 8 feels familiar and slightly off at the same 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.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: a review of Sandra Bullock‘s Oscar-winning performance in The Blind Side; Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the drama, Brothers; George Clooney plays a psychically gifted solider in the offbeat farce, Men Who Stare At Goats; plus a look at the much-praised animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Theatres are packed with new films this week, including the much drooled about vampire teen drama, The Twilight Saga: New Moon; Sandra Bullock‘s family film, The Blind Side; the festival favorite, and already critically acclaimed, Precious; plus the Werner Herzog film, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and the animated comedy, Planet 51.
New this week, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds star as fake fiancées in the romantic comedy, The Proposal; Sam Raimi directs Alison Lohman in the critically acclaimed horror film, Drag Me To Hell; plus a look at the box office bomb, Land Of The Lost, and one of the funniest animated movies, South Park Bigger, Longer, & Uncut on Blu-ray.
Opening this Friday in theatres, Gerard Butler stars in the high octane action film, Gamer; Mike Judge‘s Extract stars Jason Bateman as a very unlucky guy trying to sell his extract business as the walls start crumbling around his head; and in All About Steve, Sandra Bullock co-stars alongside Bradley Cooper in the story of a love-lorn woman hunting down the man of her dreams.
From writer/director John Lee Hancock, who previously brought us The Alamo, comes a drama about family, and football.
Opening this week in theatres, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds get friendly in the romantic comedy The Proposal, Jack Black and Michael Cera play dumb in the stone age comedy Year One, and maybe most importantly, there is the somewhat scary but essential documentary Food, Inc.