There’s an inescapable landing between unimpeded childhood and the grown-up world with all of its resident angst and constraint, and it’s often aptly coined as the summer when everything changes. That middle place is Moonrise Kingdom.
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.
Thanks to the American holiday this week we’re being treated to a string of new films opening a little earlier in theatres. New films include the post-apocalyptic drama, The Road; the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox; Disney’s tired looking comedy, Old Dogs; action extravaganza, Ninja Assassin; plus, the dramatic comedy, Big Fan.
Forget about the vampires rampaging in Alaska, skip the weirdos at the British funeral, and don’t even bother with the period drama about the silkworm smuggler. This week on DVD shelves the only notable releases follow three brothers on an enlightening trip through India, and the epic literary fantasy pitting a great warrior against nearly unbeatable monsters.