October 9, 2012
Ben Affleck Seeks Focus
He's in talks to take the male lead in an upcoming project from "Crazy Stupid Love" duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
November 1, 2011
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Crazy, Stupid, Love & Cars 2 & Water for Elephants
This week brings us another handful of interesting releases on home video, with a mixture of Certified Fresh choices and critical duds. Notable "also-ran"s for this week's column include both the 1951 adaptation of A Christmas Story and the 1988 Bill Murray version Scrooged, as well as the Robin Williams Peter Pan tale Hook and a Blu-ray set for the Toy Story trilogy, all ideal for the holidays. George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind also gets the hi-def treatment, as does the British miniseries Brideshead Revisited. That said, we'll be focusing on the recent Steve Carell/Ryan Gosling romcom, Pixar's most recent sequel, and a Robert Pattinson/Reese Witherspoon drama. Then we've got Errol Morris's latest doc, a faith-based Christmas story, Joel Schumacher's hostage movie, and a creepy silent era classic. See below for the full list!
July 29, 2011
Critics Consensus: Cowboys and Aliens is All Mixed Up
This week at the movies, we've got bronco-busters and extraterrestrials (Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford), little blue people (The Smurfs, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry), and modern romance (Crazy, Stupid, Love, starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling). What do the critics have to say? What is Cowboys and Aliens? Is it a Western? A sci-fi thriller? An homage? A parody? Well, say critics, it's all those things and more, though it's not quite as seamless -- or as fun -- as one might have hoped, given the talents involved (and the B-movie promise of its undeniably awesome title). Daniel Craig stars as a mysterious man with no memory of his past who stumbles into a rough-and-tumble town called Absolution.