Hotel Artemis, the directorial debut of producer and writer Drew Pearce, hits the B-grade-action-movie sweet-spot between inventive, crazy, and mindless fun.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week include: Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, director Morgan Spurlock’s tongue-in-cheek heavily self-referential documentary about advertising in movies; plus a look at Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson.
This is a busy week for Blu-ray and DVD releases as five major releases arrive on store shelves, including: Martin Scorsese’s intense Taxi Driver celebrates its 35th anniversary; Disney debuts the original Tron and Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray; Narnia comes to life once more in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; plus a look at the IMAX movie, Hubble.
Action heroes have typically been big, burly men with guns, but this week in the film Doomsday, a woman steps into the role of hero and butt kicker as a deadly virus threatens England. Plus, Abigail Breslin stars in Nim’s Island, and a range of classic television arrives on DVD, including Star Trek, season two.
Director Neil Jordan is joined by actors Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard during a press conference at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.