The affable, but unexceptional workplace comedy Second Act boasts a surprisingly solid, confident, and lightly inspiring first half before a midpoint twist sends the whole thing onto a different set of tracks in a flash and straight into needlessly manipulative territory.
Corny, lowbrow, and still somehow likably entertaining, Dog Days is a bit like the kind of star-driven ensemble comedies that the late Garry Marshall was churning out towards the end of his career, only this time the results don’t suck.
Glitter, guns, and girls collide in writer and director Harmony Korine’s ballsy Spring Breakers, a film that dreams American glamour through a dark, shimmering lens.
New arrivals this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition collection, featuring fifteen discs filled with the movies and special features; Zack Snyder dark action movie, Sucker Punch; plus a look at Season Of The Witch and Barney’s Version.
New arrivals opening in theatres this weekend: Zack Snyder’s dark, grrl-powered actioner, Sucker Punch; the bloody, Canadian genre film, Hobo With A Shotgun; and the kid’s comedy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: the sci-fi drama, The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; the animated comedy Rango, with Johnny Depp in the title role; the Canadian film Funkytown, set in the drug-addled days of disco; and the lame teen drama, Beastly.
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.