March 9, 2009
RT on DVD: Rachel Getting Married, Milk Lead Super Fresh New Releases
Home video enthusiasts, prepare yourself for what may be the best week ever! This week you'll have to choose between Academy Award flicks Rachel Getting Married (Best Actress Nominee, Anne Hathaway) and Milk (Best Actor, Sean Penn), plus a few films that should have been honored at this year's Oscars (Happy-Go-Lucky, Let the Right One In). Next, consider a Certified Fresh comedy (Role Models), a Charlie Kaufman original (Synecdoche, New York), and a pair of period pics (Cadillac Records, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). We won't judge if you give Jason Statham's latest a spin (Transporter 3), but we do insist that Blu-ray viewers pay attention to a few key re-mastered releases (Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Edition, The Batman Anthology). Dig in to RT on DVD for more!
December 4, 2008
Critics Consensus: Cadillac Records Rocks, Punisher Hurts
This week at the movies, we've got red-hot rhythm and blues (Cadillac Records, starring Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles), vigilante justice (Punisher: War Zone, starring Ray Stevenson and Dominic West), and a kidnapping caper (Nobel Son, starring Alan Rickman and Eliza Dushku). What do the critics have to say?
December 4, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Punisher Heads Into Weak Frame
Following the Thanksgiving holiday frame, the North American box office should hit the brakes and see sharp declines in ticket sales. The action offering Punisher: War Zone is the only major film going into true wide release which means most of the top five should look familiar.
December 3, 2008
Total Recall: Rappers on the Big Screen
This week Cadillac Records, starring Beyonce Knowles, Adrien Brody, and Mos Def, hits theaters, a music-driven period piece about the great Chess Records label which recorded some of the finest blues and R&B ever captured on vinyl in the 1950s and '60s. Hip-hop musician and actor Mos Def plays legendary rock 'n roller Chuck Berry, which inspired us to take a look at other rappers who have successfully made the leap to the big screen.