Writer Ned Hepburn mentioned on Tumblr today that Woody Allen’s Annie Hall was released in theatres 35 years ago today, which is a little hard to believe for any of us who grew up in the eighties.
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.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in the runaway train thriller, Unstoppable; plus a look at Woody Allen’s latest comedy, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs has our furry friends on a whole new animated adventure; Atom Egoyan‘s Adoration follows one young boy looking for answers about his dead parents; Larry David stars in the Woody Allen comedy, Whatever Works; plus a quick look at Stan Helsing and Stargate on Blu-ray.
Woody Allen has been changing up his niche/trademark film style lately. Match Point and Vicky Christina Barcelona were departures his classics like Scenes From A Mall, Manhattan, and Annie Hall. Less quirky relationship-driven narratives and more about life-or-death situations that change your destiny forever.
Taking a look through the pile of new home video releases, Guy Ritchie and Woody Allen both debut their latest oh-so-recognizable films, the gangster comedy RocknRolla, and the sexual drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, respectively. Also out this week, the cop drama Pride and Glory, and the comedy The Rocker.
Opening this week, George Lucas takes another stab at killing off his Star Wars universe for good with the animated film The Clone Wars. Ben Stiller stars in and directs the Hollywood action parody Tropic Thunder. Plus, Woody Allen debuts his latest sexy drama, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as Kiefer Sutherland stars in the Asian-inspired horror film, Mirrors.
Give him a gun and a big knife, and you can be pretty sure that John Rambo can take on any enemy. Resurrect him 20 years after his last adventure though and you have to wonder if he’s really up to the task of a modern-day fight in the jungle. Sylvester Stallone‘s super soldier is back this week on DVD, joined by the dramas Cassandra’s Dream and Grace Is Gone, plus a collection of Eddie Murphy‘s funny films.
The steady flow of movies slows down a bit this week before the big December rush, but there are a few films headed to theatres this week. If you can stomach it, a new thriller arrives in theatres, plus the many lives of Bob Dylan come to the big screen, Woody Allen debuts his crime melodrama, and a family gets in trouble at the West Edmonton Mall.