August 11, 2010
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Date Night, Crumb, and Vacation
Welcome to another slow week for Home Video. There are a lot of direct-to-video releases, special interest videos, and random television collections available, but very little in the way of noteworthy movies. With that said, we've done our best to sift through what's out there and bring some stuff we think you might be interested in. From screwball comedies to little-seen indies, from historical documentaries to martial arts classics, we've got a handful of picks that should appeal to a lot of people, so dig in and check out what's new this week!
April 12, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Date Night Battles Titans for Top Spot
This weekend, in a virtual dead heat for first place, Fox's new comedy "Date Night" opened with about as much in ticket sales as the second session of the Warner Bros. 3D epic "Clash of the Titans." Sunday estimates from the studios had the films separated by only $225,000 which is not enough to claim a decisive victory, but both films certainly pulled in solid amounts powering the overall marketplace to another very strong spring frame. Final grosses to be reported on Monday, after Sunday sales are counted, will determine the official rankings.
April 8, 2010
Critics Consensus: Date Night Is An OK Night on The Town
This week at the movies, we've got a wild night on the town (Date Night, starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey) and some supernatural snail-mail (Letters to God, starring Tanner Maguire and Jeffrey S. Johnson). What do the critics have to say? Steve Carell and Tina Fey are two very funny people. So it seems like a no-brainer that a comedy featuring the two of them as a married couple out on the town would be a can't-miss proposition, right? Well, sort of: critics say Date Night is best when its two stars are riffing off each other, and adrift when it focuses on its caper elements.
April 8, 2010
Total Recall: Steve Carell's Best Movies
The next time you feel like your career isn't going as smoothly as you'd like, or worry that your dreams may never come true, just remind yourself that, for quite awhile, the biggest credit on Steve Carell's résumé was a bit role in Curly Sue. Almost 20 years later, Carell's perseverance (and tons of talent) have paid off, making him a star of not only some of the last decade's top-grossing comedies, but one of TV's most critically beloved sitcoms. This week, Carell teams up with fellow rising comedy star -- and NBC alum -- Tina Fey for Date Night, and we decided to honor the occasion by taking a look at the critical highlights of his career so far. It's Total Recall time!