Images via Wikipedia
This September has some great DVD/Blu-Ray releases some of which are from the 2011 Summer Movie Season such as “X-Men: First Class”, “Thor”, and “Bridesmaids”. Also the latest season of some TV shows make their way onto DVD/Blu-Ray such as “Chuck”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Glee”, and “Castle”.
Here are some highlights:
– Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
– Everything Must Go
– Fringe: The Complete Third Season
– The Office: Season Seven
– X-Men: First Class
Click to Continue Reading: September DVD/Blu-Ray Release Highlights
Filed under Movies, On DVD
Spring is here! So what films come out this month which is a prequel to the Summer Movie Season? Opening the month we have Jake Gyllenhaal starring in the action film “Source Code”. Following week Academy Award nominee, Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”), stars in “Hanna” which looks like an intriguing action thriller. The film also stars Eric Bana (“The Hulk”) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”). Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) along with Danny McBride and Academy Award nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) star in the comedy “Your Highness”.
Mid month Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway star in the animated comedy “Rio”, which looks like a cute film to check out with friends and/or family.
Toward the end of the month are some movie sequels. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise titled “Fast Five”. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joins the cast in this latest installment. Hayden Panettiere takes over as the voice of Red Riding Hood in “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”.
My spotlight pick of the month is “The Conspirator” directed by Robert Redford and with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson. Based upon true events, the film details the trial following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Well that’s my April overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for my movie picks for the start of the Summer Movie Season picks.
Click to Continue Reading: Spring Movie Season – April 2011
Vodpod videos no longer available.
“The Time Traveler’s Wife” is based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger. The book was the debut novel of Niffenegger’s and was originally published in 2003. The film stars Eric Bana (“Munich”) and Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”).
Here is the synopsis from the film’s official website:
Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entrie life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated. Henry is a time traveler – cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning. Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
The film is set to hit theaters on August 13, 2009. I have a feeling this movie is going to be a real tear jerker. I’ve never read the book, but I’ve kept it in the back of my mind (for my to-read queue) when I heard this movie was green lit. I can’t help but notice the similarities to “Somewhere in Time” which came out in 1980 and starred Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
Here is the original “Somewhere in Time” Trailer. What do you think?
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Star Trek 2009 crew
J.J. Abrams hits the big screen again with his second directorial piece with Star Trek, which opened on May 7, 2009. In its opening weekend, Star Trek earned 76.5 million dollars making it the biggest opening weekend for the Star Trek franchise ever! To see how the other Star Trek movies stacked up, check out the box office numbers. I really didn’t set any expectations, but I went in with the fact that it was J.J. and that it had to be good. Star Trek did not disappoint…it was really fantastic! Those who have followed J.J.’s previous work will notice little subtleties that appear in this movie. Subtleties that include J.J.’s signature past cast member cameo (in this movie it was Amanda Foreman from Felicity and Alias), a big red ball (Alias), and mysterious monsters (Lost). What was also very exciting was that the writers of Star Trek are the same writers that worked with J.J. Abrams before on Alias and currently write on Fringe.
Click to Continue: Star Trek – 2009