Brash, complicated, and somewhat of a gorgeous mess, Vice, Adam McKay’s pointed critique and chronicle of the career of American politician Dick Cheney moves like an eighteen wheeler barrelling down a hillside with no breaks.
A well intentioned, but woefully misguided attempt to mine real life trauma for feel good whimsy, the effects driven wannabe crowd pleaser Welcome to Marwen has a lot of great technology, solid ideas, and a genuine, earnest desire to uplift, but it never realizes that it’s approach is astoundingly clueless and shallow.
One of the most tonally off-putting and frustrating depictions of a family attempting to work through, with, and around the addiction issues of a loved one, Beautiful Boy is a well intentioned, but altogether too earnest, hollow, and baffling assembled melodrama that plays more like a parody of an afterschool special than a serious drama.
The GATE and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment want you to enjoy some time with the Minions, and Gru, this holiday season with a chance to win one of five copies of Despicable Me 3 on Blu-ray.
After a side story telling the origin of the now ubiquitous, gibberish babbling yellow Minions, Despicable Me 3 goes back to the story of a reformed supervillain and his new wife navigating the waters of parenthood while trying to save the world. While Despicable Me 3 doesn’t aim as high as its two proper predecessors in the narrative or emotional departments, it’s still a lightweight bit of fun that the 3 to 8 demographic will lap up happily and adults will get a few hearty chuckles on the side.
The rainy days of spring are here, and since it’s a very quiet week for new releases, I thought it was a fine opportunity to count down ten of my favorite rainy day movies. Which may make you wonder–what makes a great rainy day movie? If you ask me, it all comes down to rewatchability, brilliant casting, great writing, and off-the-wall stories.
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.
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.
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.
Opening this weekend in theatres, Adrien Brody gets his first big action role in the franchise sequel, Predators; and Steve Carell voices an evil villain who plans to steal the moon in Despicable Me.