It wouldn’t be the holidays without a dysfunctional family comedy featuring an all star cast, and Happiest Season has come along to comfortably and amusingly fill that void towards the end of the year
Initially intriguing and ambiguous, Lizzie, director Craig William Macneill’s retelling of one of America’s most infamous double murders, devolves into half-hearted theorizing in an effort to wrap things up into a neat and tidy package.
It has taken an egregiously long time for Kelly Reichardt’s resplendent, slow cinema, humanist masterpiece Certain Women to make its way back to a Canadian theatre. Certain Women, which last played in Toronto this past September at TIFF, received a theatrical release and well warranted critical acclaim in the U.S. last fall. In Canada, it was quietly, inconspicuously, and unceremoniously released to VOD over the winter. It’s a film that has technically been available to Canadian viewers for quite some time now, but a highly belated theatrical release at TIFF Bell Lightbox this week allows people to see the film in its best possible presentation. It’s a must see in any medium, and one of Reichardt’s best efforts. Even if you don’t live in Toronto, seek this film out.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Jay Baruchel and Nicolas Cage star in Disney’s live-action remake of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are on the run in Knight And Day; plus a look at Going The Distance, and the Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Opening this weekend in theatres: the latest in the The Twilight Saga arrives with Kristen Stewart tied up in knots over which side she belongs with; plus M. Night Shyamalan channels Earth, Air, Fire and Water in the fantasy epic, The Last Airbender.
Arriving this week on store shelves: Disney returns to form with the animated gem, The Princess And The Frog; Astro Boy makes his feature film debut; the vampires and the werewolves fight it out in The Twilight Saga: New Moon; plus a look at Clash Of The Titans and The Neverending Story, which both arrive on Blu-ray.
Theatres are packed with new films this week, including the much drooled about vampire teen drama, The Twilight Saga: New Moon; Sandra Bullock‘s family film, The Blind Side; the festival favorite, and already critically acclaimed, Precious; plus the Werner Herzog film, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and the animated comedy, Planet 51.
Sink your teeth into a cheesy love story as Stephenie Meyer‘s soppy vampire teen romance, Twilight, makes its way to DVD. Also out this week, Will Smith stars in Seven Pounds; the animated film Bolt speeds through New York City; and Ray Stevenson takes no prisoners in Punisher: War Zone.
Vampires face off in a small town while a celebrity “super” dog fights to make his way home in this week’s new releases.