The Trial of the Chicago 7, the latest from writer-director Aaron Sorkin, is a basic, but well crafted and intelligent period courtroom drama that bristles with newfound political relevance within its margins.
Frank Langella takes a turn as a charming curmudgeon in director Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank, a sci-fi lite drama set in the near future when robots are becoming common helpers for anyone with enough money.
New arrivals this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a pair of would-be lovers on the run from Fate’s minions; Liam Neeson’s latest action-thriller, Unknown; and The Eagle, starring Channing Tatum in a swords-and-sandals modern epic.
Opening this weekend in theatres: Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger star in the action-thriller, Unknown; I Am Number Four stars Alex Pettyfer as a super-powered teenager on the run; plus a look at Small Town Murder Songs, and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray, just in time for Christmas: Emma Stone stars in the high school comedy, Easy A; Seth MacFarlane leads another Star Wars parody in Family Guy: It’s a Trap; plus a look at Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Opening this week in theatres: Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley star in the emotional drama, Never Let Me Go; Oliver Stone returns to direct the sequel to his classic 80s film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; plus a look at Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole and You Again.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray, Matt Damon stars in Steven Soderbergh‘s corporate drama, The Informant!; Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play a troubled couple in the sci-fi film, The Box; plus a look at Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant and Sorority Row.
Two amazing, Oscar-nominated dramas make their debut on DVD this week: The Wrestler, featuring Mickey Rourke as an aging, down-on-his-luck star of the ring; and Ron Howard‘s film adaptation of the stage hit, Frost/Nixon. Also out this week, the biopic Notorious, Toronto Stories, Swing Vote, Smart People, and Into the Blue 2: The Reef.
Good Night, and Good Luck is a fantastic movie. It is well written (by George Clooney and Grant Heslov) it is well directed (also by George Clooney) and it is exceedingly well acted (yep, Clooney is one of the co-stars as well). And not only that – this film tells a tense, emotionally charged, riveting story about a damn near forgotten part of television and American history that needs to be discussed, especially now.