Debuting on DVD today are Elisha Cuthbert's controversial "torture porn" flick Captivity, Don Cheadle's Petey Greene biopic Talk to Me and Adam Brody's quirky comedy In the Land of Women.
Oh, and there's also an obscure little art-house flick called Spider-Man 3 arriving on DVD today. Maybe you've heard of it. Posted 10.30.07 by reelz
While the studios tend to focus on getting their Oscar contenders into theaters in the fall, some movies do actually come out throughout the rest of the year.
So what happens to a good movie released in April? A fall DVD release, of course! Movies like Reign Over Me and Talk to Me are employing well-timed DVD releases to try to catch the eye of the Academy. And David Fincher is releasing a special Director's Cut of last spring's, Zodiac, to try to drum up interest.
But will that be enough? Sasha Stone at Awards Daily thinks Zodiac might score a Cinematography or Visual Effects nod, but that's it, and we'd have agree. Despite its high marks from the critical community, we'd kind of hoped for more from this movie and don't think it has quite enough gusto to break through to Awards land. Time will tell. Posted 10.24.07 by reelz
Does Harry have the stuff to take down Optimus Prime and his band of shape-shifting robots? It's muggles vs. fanboys at the Cineplex this weekend as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix battles Transformers for box office supremacy.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"Has an overzealous script that tries--nobly--to keep as closely as possible to the book but then results in a long, not entirely exciting movie." [Full Review]
Talk to Me
"Ultimately it's Don Cheadle's performance, as well as those of co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Taraji P. Henson, that rescue the film from drowning in a sea of clichés." [Full Review]
"A nice piece of alternative summer fare for those who might not be thrilled about giant robots, cooking rats or explosions in general." [Full Review]
"Interview is predominantly a two-character piece, with Buscemi and Miller sparring for the longest 83 minutes of my life." [Full Review]
Also opening this weekend: Captivity and My Best Friend. Posted 07.13.07 by reelz