Arriving in theatres this weekend, Disney debuts the latest animated remake of the classic Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey as the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge; Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star in the science-fiction drama, The Box; plus a look at Men Who Stare At Goats, and The Fourth Kind.
Last Friday was a very good day for me and a couple of hundred other Tron fans. Sitting in a meeting room at the Metro Toronto Convention centre while a Daft Punk track played on repeat, I waited with a packed room full of fans intent on a hour-long event with film producer Justin Springer, who was in town to talk about his new film, Tron Legacy.
Let’s be honest, today’s news that Walt Disney was acquiring Marvel is hardly likely to inspire cheers among anyone except shareholders. If you’re a fan of comic book movies, you probably see this as a death knell for some of the great hero movies of the last few years, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and even X-Men.
Vampires face off in a small town while a celebrity “super” dog fights to make his way home in this week’s new releases.
Another week, and another huge stack of DVDs arrive in stores, and in my mailbox. Topping the list is a gorgeous new edition of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins, and a restored version of Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo. Also out this week is Adam Sandler‘s You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Happening, Beetlejuice, and season two of 30 Rock.
This week on DVD I take a look at the latest new arrivals, including Disney’s animated classic, The Sword in the Stone, Michel Gondry‘s offbeat comedy Be Kind Rewind, Chaos Theory starring Ryan Reynolds, the dismal comedy Fool’s Gold, and Showtime’s adult television series Californication starring David Duchovny.
Multiple book adaptations arrive on DVD this week, plus two films that focus on two drastically different visions of New York City. Enchanted is however the big release of the week, and happens to be one of the first big signs that Disney still knows how to make a great fairly tale come to life. Also arriving this week are those three book adaptations, including the vampire survivor tale I Am Legend, Academy Award nominee Atonement, and Love in the Time of Cholera.
We laughed, we cried, we bit our nails, and in the end, 2007 was a pretty good year at the movies. Of course we saw our fair share of the usual blockbuster Hollywood explosions, but this week I’m changing gears a bit to look back at the absolute best films of 2007.
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