Charming, lightweight, suitably entertaining, and a slight improvement over its charming, lightweight, and suitably entertaining predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp doesn’t represent the A-list of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but after the bombastic, candy coated tragedy of Avengers: Infinity War, it strikes as a welcome respite.
My expectations for Marvel’s Ant-Man were pretty low going in. In my mind, if there was a Marvel film that was going to fail, it was going to be Ant-Man. The character just didn’t strike me as all that interesting, and the departure of previous writer and director Edgar Wright had me wondering what kind of mess might be waiting for filmgoers.
New releases in theatres this weekend: Hugh Jackman shows off his parenting and boxing skills opposite his young co-star Dakota Goyo in Real Steel; and George Clooney and Ryan Gosling star in the intense political drama, The Ides Of March.
Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo and Evangeline Lilly star in director Shawn Levy’s action-drama, Real Steel, and The GATE is giving away double passes in eight Canadian cities to see the film before it opens in theatres on October 7.
The newly released one-sheet from DreamWorks’ upcoming Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Dakota Goyo.
Real Steel opens on October 7, 2011.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Jennifer Lopez stars in the romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan; the sixth and final season of Lost brings the epic series to a big, heartfelt finale; and a look at the third season of the sci-fi series Lexx, starring Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Xenia Seeberg, and Nigel Bennett.
Over the last five years, fans have turned to Lost for an inventive, far out, and moving story that frequently defied explanation. However, with the sixth and final season of Lost set to debut this week, the end is drawing near for one of the most discussed and examined shows on television, and answers can’t be very far away.
Coming out this week on Blu-ray and DVD, director Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker debuts after months of critical acclaim, while Sam Rockwell stars in the minimalistic sci-fi drama, Moon. Other new releases include Big Fan, Fame, and Halloween II.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince debuts just in time to make onto your holiday shopping lists; Johnny Depp stars as bank robber John Dillinger in Public Enemies; plus a look at Julie & Julia, The Cove, and the fifth season of Lost.