Disobedience, the English language debut for Oscar winning Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, is a restrained, exceptionally acted, and nuanced character study, but also a slight step back for him in terms of difficulty and effectiveness.
Although it’s built upon an outrageous and patently implausible plot that won’t appeal to viewers looking for anything remotely resembling realism, the dark comedy Game Night will appeal to anyone willing to unplug for 100 minutes in service of some strong belly laughs delivered by an expertly cast group of actors.
Rachel McAdams makes her Marvel debut this week as doctor Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange, stepping into the role of Steven Strange’s former love interest as he’s drawn into the world of the occult.
- Contests & Giveaways
If you’ve always wanted to be in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, have we got a giveaway for you. The GATE and Entertainment One are giving away five double passes to attend the Canadian premiere of Southpaw this Thursday, July 9 in Toronto. Southpaw opens in theatres on July 24, 2015.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star in the comic book reboot, X-Men: First Class; Owen Wilson stars in Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy, Midnight in Paris; plus a look at the dramedy, Submarine.
This week in DVD Tuesday I take a look at the latest new arrivals: Sherlock Holmes returns to the screen in Guy Ritchie‘s action-packed adaptation starring Robert Downey Jr.; plus a look at the drama An Education, starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, and the children’s comedy, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
New this week, Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in the chronologically-challenged romantic drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife; Michael Stuhlbarg leads the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man; plus a look at Bronson, Halo: Legends, and SG-U: Stargate Universe, Season 1.0.
Opening this week just in time for Christmas holidays, Robert Downey Jr. stars as tough but wise Sherlock Holmes; Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Rob Marshall‘s musical, Nine; plus a look at Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, It’s Complicated, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Up In The Air.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Russell Crowe plays a journalist looking for dangerous truths in State Of Play, Disneynature’s Earth takes us on a magnificent tour of our little blue planet, plus the third season of Heroes.
Debuting in theatres this week, Neill Blomkamp delivers one of the best films of the year with his sci-fi alien actioner, District 9. Also in theatres, romance blossoms across the years in The Time Traveler’s Wife, Jeremy Piven sells cars and finds love in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, and Vanessa Hudgens stars in the teen music comedy, Bandslam.