James Gandolfini, star of the HBO drama The Sopranos and a character actor in films a diverse as The Man Who Wasn't There and Where the Wild Things Are, died June 19 of a heart attack in Italy. He was 51.
Sitcom star, dependable character actor, occasional leading man -- John Goodman has basked in the glow of a number of different spotlights over the last few decades, carving out a career enviable for its versatility and sheer success as well as entertaining to watch. Whether he's making good use of his expert comic timing or lending dramatic gravitas to a scene, Goodman has become a reliable indicator of quality for whatever project he happens to be involved with -- and this weekend, given that the project in question is Pixar's Monsters University, we figured now would be the perfect time to pay tribute to Mr. Goodman with a look back at his best-reviewed films. All hail King Ralph, it's time for Total Recall!
When we all saw Monsters Inc, it left a lot of questions unanswered as to where the scaring actually began for Mike and Sully. This film answers all of those questions--and the cast continues to answer other questions, like what scared them as children or if they ever had mean teachers.
It's a pretty thin week for new streaming video, so our list is going to be shorter than usual. We've got Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut and a raunchy coming-of-age film (both also newly available on DVD and Blu-ray), and then we've got a couple of indie comedies, one of which is Certified Fresh. Read on to find out what's available to watch right now.
This week on home video, we've got a special effects-laden fairy tale, Dustin Hoffman's quiet but effective directorial debut, and a moody psychological thriller. Then we've also got a couple of raunchy comedy flops, a horror sequel, and a few notable rereleases. Click through for the full list!