It’s that time of year again. The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has revealed the full list of actors, stars, celebrities, and filmmakers expected at this year’s event, and once again it includes some of the biggest names in the world.
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.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week include The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves as the super-powered alien Klaatu, Yes Man starring Jim Carrey as a banker with a new attitude, and the animated Tale of Despereaux about a little mouse who isn’t afraid of anything.
Gort and Klaatu are back on Earth, this time in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly. Also debuting in theatres, John Leguizamo and Debra Messing star in the dramedy Nothing Like the Holidays, two rival races face a war because of a friendship in Delgo, and a priest is accused of impropriety in Doubt.
New this week on store shelves: Keanu Reeves stars as a rogue cop in Street Kings, Frances McDormand plays a frumpy assistant in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and a young girl learns how to make serious cash in the dark comedy The Babysitters.
There is a grim sense this week that the cinemas have become a dumping ground for third-rate films that the studios don’t want to release during the peak season, which kicks off in May. Whether that is the case or not, the list of sub-par films in cinemas this weekend is at least short. Keanu Reeves leads the charge as the star of the cop-revenge film Street Kings, followed closely by the horror remake Prom Night, while Dennis Quaid brings up the rear in the dark comedy, Smart People.
I have already read and listened to an number of reviews of this movie and invariably there is always the cheap shot taken at Keanu Reeves. I’ll have none of that – most of these “critics” have never done anything but sit on their asses and criticize the work of others, work they have never done themselves so cannot understand in the slightest.