Although it might be misread by some as a crowd goosing melodrama, Peter Hedges’ Ben is Back is a moving and often painfully realistic depiction of a family coping with the addiction issues of a loved one that feels like a vital and gut-wrenching piece of cinema tailor made for the current opioid crisis.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend: Transformers: Dark of the Moon bashes its way onto 3D screens; Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts get romantic in Larry Crowne; plus a look at Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez.
This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts as a woman trying to find herself in three very different parts of the world; and Sylvester Stallone’s action-adventure, The Expendables; plus I take a look at the Blu-ray release of The Complete Metropolis.
There’s a movie for just about everyone debuting this week in theatres. Julia Roberts stars in the romantic travel drama, Eat Pray Love; Sylvester Stallone and a cast of action heroes fight it out in The Expendables; and Michael Cera plays a would-be teenage hero in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Clint Eastwood‘s drama, Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela; the star-studded romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Extraordinary Measures, with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser.
Opening this week in theatres: Benicio Del Toro stars in the horror-action film, The Wolfman; director Garry Marshall brings together a massive cast for the romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Logan Lerman stars in the adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Coming out this week on DVD, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt find purpose scouring crime scenes in Sunshine Cleaning; Julia Roberts and Clive Owen take on corporate espionage in Duplicity; Adventureland jumps back to one sweet, funny summer in 1987; and David Duchovny stars as womanizer Hank Moody in the second season of Californication.
New in theatres this week, Duplicity stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as rival corporate spies fighting and falling in love; Paul Rudd stars alongside Jason Segel in the buddy film, I Love You, Man; Bruce MacDonald directs the thinking man’s horror film, Pontypool; and Nick Cage plays a professor trying to unwrap a global disaster in Knowing.
The strike is mightier than the pen How much do you like reality television? A lot, I hope, because the Writers Guild of America strike looks like it’s not going…