A well intentioned and certainly entertaining crowd pleaser, Green Book belongs to the same cinematic pedigree as films like Driving Miss Daisy, The Help, and The Blind Side; movies where a white person and a black person will reach a common form of human understanding during times of racial segregation or hardship.
Saturday was one of the better days for me at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and that’s really the way it usually goes because, for whatever reason, things tend to be front-loaded at TIFF. The first three or maybe even four days pack in more activity than most of the other days combined. While that means I often had to choose between a number of stars in different places, thanks to a decently organized schedule I ended up doing interviews, red carpets, and the chance to be in the presence of the great Stan Lee.
David Cronenberg walked the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for his latest film, A Dangerous Method, on Friday, September 10, with his daughter, Caitlin Cronenberg, and three of the stars of the film: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, and Sarah Gadon.
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.
Debuting this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Viggo Mortensen and Kodi McPhee star in the post-apocalyptic drama, The Road; Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried get romantic in Dear John; Neil Patrick Harris leads the geeky musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog; and a look at the second season of True Blood.
While I come down off of the low that was the end of Lost last night, I had to accept a little more darkness in my life today with the movie The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen.
Thanks to the American holiday this week we’re being treated to a string of new films opening a little earlier in theatres. New films include the post-apocalyptic drama, The Road; the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox; Disney’s tired looking comedy, Old Dogs; action extravaganza, Ninja Assassin; plus, the dramatic comedy, Big Fan.
Take a trip to the Wild West this week with the release of Appaloosa, starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen. Also arriving on DVD, Kiefer Sutherland stars in the monumentally awful horror film, Mirrors; My Best Friend’s Girl has friends fighting for Kate Hudson; Sin City debuts on Blu-ray; and check out Joss Whedon‘s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Hot off the Toronto International Film Festival, and there are three more films coming to theatres from the annual event. In Toronto only, and select cities in the United States, the western Appaloosa moseys into town with Ed Harris directing and starring alongside Viggo Mortensen. The Duchess also debuts with Keira Knightly in another period drama, while Ricky Gervais stars in the comedy, Ghost Town.
Also opening this week, Samuel L. Jackson stars in the thriller Lakeview Terrace, the animated film Igor gets the young ones ready for Halloween, and for a dose of juvenile comedy, My Best Friend’s Girl also debuts.