Michael Douglas does his best deranged father impression this week in King of California, one of a hand full of notable DVDs arriving on store shelves this week. Other new releases include The Invasion starring Nicole Kidman, Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley, and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Daddy Day Camp.
Last weekend a monster movie took over the cinemas and claimed one of the biggest January openings of all time. The film was Cloverfield, but can the monster keep audiences in theatres, or will Sylvester Stallone‘s return as Rambo draw box office blood? Audiences will decide this weekend, but if neither film is quite your style there are a few alternatives, including the thriller Untraceable, the dance-driven drama How She Move, the spoofy Meet The Spartans, and a concert documentary that lets you enjoy U2 in 3D.
Feed your film addiction this week with the latest dramas arriving on DVD, including actress-turned-director Sarah Polley‘s acclaimed movie Away From Her, the dramatic thriller Reservation Road, and a film about a few life-changing months for dramatist MoliÃ¨re. Not quite what you had in mind? Then forget about intelligent drama and dive into a fountain of blood with the dumb but popular horror film, Saw IV.
Expectation can be a very cruel thing, even at the movies, and this week would-be fans will finally get to check out the most buzz-worthy film of the last six months: the monster thriller, Cloverfield. Also opening this week is 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl, and Mad Money starring Diane Keaton.
This week’s new films arriving on DVD include the raunchy comedy Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook and Jessica Alba, biblical spoof The Ten with Paul Rudd, high school comedy Mr. Woodcock, the kid-friendly adventure The Last Mimzy, and the suspense-driven Fracture starring Anthony Hopkins.
Another week, and the dismal January trend continues in theatres with mediocre films that include Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman‘s …
New releases are still light on the ground this early in the year, but a few notable films make their debuts this week, including: Elmore Leonard‘s Western 3:10 to Yuma, the dramatic sci-fi movie Sunshine from director Danny Boyle, the intense melodrama After The Wedding, plus a few re-releases and new television seasons on DVD.
We laughed, we cried, we bit our nails, and in the end, 2007 was a pretty good year at the movies. Of course we saw our fair share of the usual blockbuster Hollywood explosions, but this week I’m changing gears a bit to look back at the absolute best films of 2007.
Once, during a long taped-for-TV conversation I was having with Harrison Ford I asked him if he has seen the then newly released Director’s Cut of Blade Runner (a director’s cut from Ridley Scott that was actually two minutes shorter than the theatrical release).
Happy New Year, and welcome to the dregs of 2007. It might be a whole new year out there, but on DVD there isn’t much to celebrate but a lot of bad action movies. There are still lots of great films from last year headed to DVD in the next couple of months, but this week the studios are pushing out their “choice” films since most shoppers are still recovering from their annual Holiday spending sprees.