Beowulf, available in both standard and extra-bloody unrated editions, leads this week's crop of new DVD releases. Also debuting are the vampires-versus-Alaska horror flick 30 Days of Night, the uproarious black comedy Death at a Funeral, Javier Bardem and Natalie Portman's period piece Goya's Ghosts and Slipstream, the latest directorial effort from Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Our pick for this week is Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, starring Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson as three brothers who embark on a spiritual expedition across India in the hopes of healing old wounds and finding closure after their father's death. Included on the disc is The Hotel Chevalier, Anderson's splendid Darjeeling prologue, featuring Natalie Portman's now-infamous "nude" scene. Watch it with your friends and enjoy a healthy debate over just what the definition of "nudity" really is. Posted 02.26.08 by reelz
Though summer may be drawing to a close, Hollywood's summer movie season remains very much in high gear. A plethora of solid flicks debut at the Cineplex this weekend, including two of the best movies of 2007: Superbad and The King of Kong.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"The funniest comedy I've seen since Borat, superior even to the much-heralded Knocked Up." [Full Review]
"A popcorn-y sci-fi flick with a cool look, a tense, creepy feel, and uncommonly handsome leads giving above-average-for-the-genre performances." [Full Review]
Death at a Funeral
"Smart, light, and funny...this English farce may not have a lot of stars Americans will recognize, but that shouldn't keep you out of the theater." [Full Review]
The King of Kong
"Engrossing, suspenseful, funny and heartbreaking...easily one of the best movies of 2007." [Full Review]
Also opening this weekend: The Last Legion, 7 Dias and The 11th Hour. Posted 08.17.07 by reelz