Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' hit DVD and VOD this week -- a film that languished in post-production limbo for six years as Lonergan was unable or unwilling to finish a cut with which he was satisfied. The film is a beautiful, oft-messy character study of a young woman and the effects of tragedy.
Superhero movies like ‘The Avengers’ aren’t the only genres permitted to mash characters together for the benefit of a heart-pumping action story. Spy thrillers apparently are able to venture down that path, as well. And so if audiences embrace Jeremy Renner as the lead agent in this summer’s ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ the creative team already has gone on record to say they'd like to see him team with a special guest star in the follow-up: Matt Damon.
Even though we know precious little about Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium,’ the sci-fi thriller tops any “Anticipated Titles” list we’d make for 2013. That’s what happens when you deliver a blistering piece of sci-fi/political agitprop like Blomkamp’s ‘District 9.’ The world’s now paying attention. Do you want to know what ‘Elysium’ will be about? Because a new plot synopsis spells out the details.