January 17, 2012
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Ides of March Has Arrived
This week on home video, we've got an interesting mix of really good and really bad (oh, so bad). But before we get to those, let's mention some of the other items coming out this week that we won't be talking about: The Robin Williams classic Good Morning, Vietnam is getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray, Criterion releases a new Blu-ray of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, and the recent Journey to the Center of the Earth gets the hi-def 3D treatment... you know, for the kiddies. As far as new stuff, there's the George Clooney directed political drama starring Ryan Gosling, the new Christian film from the makers of Fireproof, two of the moldiest movies to come out in 2011, and a retro coming-of-age tale. Finally, Criterion is also introducing its new transfer of a Luis Bunuel classic featuring one of Catherine Deneuve's most iconic roles. Click through to see the full list!
October 7, 2011
Critics Consensus: Real Steel Puts Up a Good Fight
This week at the movies, we've got boxing robots (Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman and Anthony Mackie) and a political scandal (The Ides of March, starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney). What do the critics have to say? You wanna see giant robots punching each other? Then by all means go see Real Steel, which critics say is essentially robo-Rocky, but be prepared for some schmaltz. The Ides of March's message isn't particularly novel -- politics is a rough, cynical business -- but critics say George Clooney's latest directorial effort is still a smart tale of political intrigue with a terrific cast.
September 27, 2011
Few of The Departed's main cast were lucky enough to see the end credits. But that's applying common movie knowledge: If you want to earn your Oscar nomination (or win), you better be able to fake a pretty good death. Thus came in a legendary cast, all for the chance to get shot down in the service for a Best Picture-winning crime tale. Oh, and also to work with Martin Scorsese.