A lukewarm (and frankly pointless) hostage melodrama, Bel Canto strands a talented group of character actors in a predictable, scattershot story that’s been cobbled together from a bunch of exhausted cliches and precious little original substance.
The Canadian Screen Awards kicked off on Monday, and it’s now Sunday, and since then there have been lots of awards handed out, but the big day is really the Canadian Screen Awards gala which started with a red carpet late this afternoon.
How much can a fan really expect from a film that is half of a novel’s story arc, and was made by the same director who brought us Constantine and I Am Legend?
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment released the first look at their upcoming film, Seventh Son, a fantasy epic that stars Jeff Bridges as Master Gregory, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin, based on author Joseph Delaney’s Wardstone Chronicles series.
Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Noomi Rapace stars with Michael Nyqvist in the Scandinavian thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Richard Gere fights crime in Brooklyn’s Finest; and Colin Firth deals with loss and love in A Single Man.
Opening this week in theatres, John Cusack stars in the farce, Hot Tub Time Machine; Dreamworks goes mythic once more in the animated tale, How to Train Your Dragon; and Atom Egoyan debuts his latest erotic drama, Chloe.
This week’s new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include Roland Emmerich‘s epic disaster, 2012; Spike Jonze‘s adaptation of the children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are; plus a look at The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Ponyo.
Opening this week in a theatre near you, Disney leaps back into form with the animated marvel, The Princess And The Frog; Clint Eastwood directs Invictus, the story of Nelson Mandela’s fight to unite his country; plus a look at Me and Orson Welles and A Single Man.
This week, a mysterious plague sweeps across a city in Blindness, starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Also on DVD, Oliver Stone‘s W. takes a look at the life of former U.S. president George W. Bush, Spike Lee‘s Miracle At St. Anna looks back at World War II “Buffalo Soldiers,” Diane Lane and Richard Gere star in the romance Nights In Rodanthe, and Bruce Campbell directs himself in My Name Is Bruce.