No surprises here, folks -- other movies are coming out this week, but it's really all about The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, and when it came time to figure out who would be the focus of our list, there was only one choice. Yes, we're talking about Peter Jackson, the director whose latest venture to Middle-earth is one of 2013's most eagerly awaited sequels -- and whose filmography is about so, so much more than hobbits and orcs. From gory comedies to vulgar puppets and beyond, Jackson has displayed one of the most artfully wandering spirits in Hollywood over the course of his career, and it's high time we took a look at the critical highlights. Get ready for Total Recall!
This week in streaming video, we've got a boy band rockumentary, a gripping true story thriller, and a dark road trip comedy, as well as a doomed romance and a couple of recent films from acclaimed directors. Read on to see what's available to watch right now.
This week on home video, we've got Paul Walker's immensely popular blockbuster swan song, a worthy animated sequel, and a very special episode of an international hit TV series. Then, we've also got a gripping Danish drama, Keanu Reeves' pet project kung fu flick, and a number of other small releases, followed by a couple of anniversary reissues and some more notable selections from the Criterion Collection. Read on for the full list.