Sally Hawkins shines, but Stephen Frears' The Lost King isn't quite the cinematic jewel in the crown it sets out to be.
Stan & Ollie succeeds as a tribute to a pair of undeniable screen legends who deserved better.
Warren Beatty applies all the wrong rules in this odd Howard Hughes story.
Minions hits Blu-ray today, here's a helpful review in case you were wondering whether or not make room on your Dork Shelf for this animated kids comedy with some genuine laugh out loud moments.
It won't blow your mind or anything, but Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is an entertaining enough 97 minute lark.
The Trip to Italy is almost the exact same as the first foodie-centric outing with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
Time once again for our writers to look to their latest Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD purchases with looks at new releases The Lego Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alan Partridge, Small Time, The Cold Lands, Tapped Out, and A Wife Alone, and re-releases for The Life Aquatic, Judex, Hearts and Minds, The Revengers, and Countess Dracula.
It’s not necessary to have an intimate knowledge of actor and writer Steve Coogan’s most famous alter ego to enjoy Alan Partridge and the several British television series and specials the character has popped up in, but it does give a slight advantage to those who do.
A mindful and mostly well refined look into the nature of moral and ethical contracts, Stephen Frears’ Philomena tackles issues of Catholic guilt and personal redemption quite nicely thanks to a sharp script from co-star and co-writer Steve Coogan and a perfectly cast Judi Dench in the lead.
This week in home entertainment, we look back on the new Blu-Ray for The Little Mermaid and how the film pretty much saved Walt Disney Animation, as well as the Blu-Ray release of The Heat, and DVDs for Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Alex Gibney's documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and something called Detention of the Dead, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Philomena Special Presentation Director: Stephen Frears Based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman who became pregnant as a teenager and had her child taken away from her by the Catholic Church and sold for adaption, Philomena, manages a curious balance of tones, both comedic and dramatic. Co-written by Steve Coogan […]
Though it might start out as a standard quirky rom-com, Ruby Sparks is actually a charming, nuanced, funny, bittersweet, and wholly satisfying enterprise designed to take the manic pixie dream girl cliche down from the inside.
It's hard not to like Paul Rudd. The actor has an affable, everyman charm and a real gift for comedy that comes through in almost every role he plays, even when the source material isn't particularly inspired. Rudd's new film, Our Idiot Brother — in which he plays the titular dumb sibling — is not a particularly inspired piece of filmmaking, but it nevertheless manages to coast by on good intentions and happy accidents much like its central character.