Balancing cleverness, simplicity, and a clear-headed vision, Wonder Woman 1984 is an unexpected surprise.
The light beer equivalent of Braveheart, David Mackenzie’s competent, but relatively pointless epic Outlaw King has plenty of bloodshed, lots of actors shouting impassionedly, expertly lensed melees, picturesque locations, and not much else of note.
The sundrenched and dirt-caked crime drama Hell or High Water doesn’t break a lot of new ground when it comes to modern day neo-noir, and it doesn’t need to.
After twelve years as a director, film fans like myself have come to know exactly what we can expect from director McG. He’s the guy who brought us Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation, and now, the action-comedy, This Means War.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in the runaway train thriller, Unstoppable; plus a look at Woody Allen’s latest comedy, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin.
Opening this weekend in theatres: two people try to escape Mexico and return to America in the alien-infused drama, Monsters; James Franco stars in the survival drama, 127 Hours; aliens are abducting the population of Earth in Skyline; and Denzel Washington stars in Tony Scott’s thriller, Unstoppable.
This wait is over. Just in time for your holiday shopping lists, Star Trek, the best action movie of the year, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, with Chris Pine starring as Mr. James T. Kirk. Also out, Cameron Diaz stars in My Sister’s Keeper, Bruno has Sacha Baron Cohen pulling his usual shtick, and the great Michael Caine stars in Is Anybody There?
Check this out, Trekkers. The DVD for Star Trek is still a little over a month away, but the blooper reel for the film has already made its way to YouTube.
Opening this weekend in theatres, J.J. Abrams directs the Star Trek reboot, starring a young cast of go-getters as sci-fi’s most well-known crew. Also debuting, Atom Egoyan‘s Adoration stars Devon Bostick as a confused orphan looking for answers about his parent’s lives.