When actors step up to the roles that make them big-time, it falls to long-term fans to inform all those come-lately types that, yes, long before they had mega-million paydays and films with even bigger budgets, the stars you love seeing splashed across the screen 60-feet high in your multiplex were in -- and good in -- great films before that.
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, a mix of strange satire, strong drama and dark comedy -- and a host of films you may have overlooked ...
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, it just might be the home-viewing week of the year, as classics and new favorites arrive at your doorstep with 'The Hunger Games,' 'Jaws,' 'Kill List' and 'The Raid: Redemption' all arrive ...
The release of 'Jaws' to Blu-ray already had me thinking about the past, and then news came that Bob Hoskins had announced both the sad fact of his Parkinson's Disease and his retirement. This is a private tragedy to those who knew him, of course, but certainly, even in a minor key, a moment of note for anyone who loved good film acting.
New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week, there's music, plus trees and trouble, as 'Marley,' 'High Fidelity,' 'Clue' and 'The Lorax' all come home. ...
New on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this week, there's the historical shoot-'em up of 'Hatfields & McCoys,' a Blu-ray of the original 'Total Recall,' a new British TV addiction to try and, on VOD, the most darkly, disturbingly, dementedly funny movie of the year, 'Klown.'
I'm lucky. I'm lucky I get to write this, and I'm lucky you chose to read it. You like movies, and these have been a rough couple days for anyone who likes movies, because it's been a rough couple days for everyone. Last week, I filed a column about how 'The Dark Knight Rises,' with its big action and urban politics, wouldn't make a bad double bill with 'The Battle of Algiers.' And waking up Friday to the news, I didn't much care about that article or any article about Batman. I doubt you did either.
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, there's Woody Harrelson giiving an amazing performance as a cop on the streets of '90s L.A. in 'Rampart,' plus the romance of 'The Deep Blue Sea,' the epic majesty of 'Game of Thrones" and the edible art and philosophy of 'Jiro dreams of Sushi.'
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, a nice two-fisted sci-fi action tale with 'Lockout,' romance and complications in 'Friends with Kids' and 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,' plus a Hollywood classic in a 60th Anniversary Blu-Ray that'll leave you 'Singin' in the Rain.'