While the idea of aging Liam Neeson as an action star has become something of a punchline recently, his latest genre effort and collaboration with filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, The Commuter, does a fine job of illustrating why he keeps getting these roles. Grounding an admittedly silly, implausible, but entertaining story of an everyman pulled into a deadly situation, Neeson and Serra’s familiarity with such material and each other’s particular set of skills makes for a delightful, well crafted B-movie confection.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the sci-fi thriller, Source Code, by Moon director Duncan Jones; plus a look at the drama Trust, starring Clive Owen and directed by David Schwimmer.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend: Jake Gyllenhaal relives the past as he looks for answers in the thriller Source Code; James Marsden gets in the Easter (candy) spirit in Hop; and horror comes home in the film Insidious.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray I review Jason Reitman‘s Oscar-nominated Up In The Air; Michael Moore‘s quasi-documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story; the animated adventure, Planet 51; plus a look at Oscar-winner, Precious.
Coming out this week in theatres, George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman‘s new comedic-drama, Up In The Air; Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Brothers; and a quick look at the heist film Armored, starring Matt Dillon.