Long-standing Hollywood screenwriter Mike White has a knack for witty dialogue and clever characters that feel like they’ve been snatched out of reality, and with his feature-length sophmore film, Brad’s Status, he turns the life of an average, middle-aged man, into a story that’s larger than life.
New this week on Blu-ray and DVD: Will Ferrell and Tina Fey star in the animated Megamind; Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis take a wild ride together in Due Date; plus a look at Get Low and Total Recall 2070.
Opening this week, just in time for the holidays: Jeff Bridges stars in the Coen brothers’ Western, True Grit; Jack Black is off to the land of the wee folk in Gulliver’s Travels; Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller are back for another round in Little Fockers; plus a look at Barney’s Version.
New this week at a theatre near you: Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in the odd-couple comedy, Due Date; Will Ferrell plays the winningly bad bad-guy in the animated comedy, Megamind; and a look at the political thriller, Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts.
New arrivals this week include McG’s apocalyptic killer robot extravaganza, Terminator Salvation; the family comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian starring Ben Stiller; Shout! Factory’s latest collection, Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVI; and Paper Heart stars Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera in documentary-style comedy about love.
Opening this week, Christian Bale stops ranting long enough to star in McG‘s franchise reboot, Terminator Salvation, while Ben Stiller goes back to the museum for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Also opening, the Wayans family gets their spoof on for the comedy Dance Flick.
Opening this week, George Lucas takes another stab at killing off his Star Wars universe for good with the animated film The Clone Wars. Ben Stiller stars in and directs the Hollywood action parody Tropic Thunder. Plus, Woody Allen debuts his latest sexy drama, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as Kiefer Sutherland stars in the Asian-inspired horror film, Mirrors.