Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the suspense-thriller, A Simple Favor starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
The Town marks Ben Affleck’s sophomore effort following the excellent Gone Baby Gone and once again he makes a well crafted picture with some solid performances, an intense plotline and an all around finely paced movie that proves Affleck has talent in front and behind the camera
Café Society is perhaps one of Woody Allen’s weaker films though it is at least watchable if only for Jesse Eisenberg who now appears to be Allen’s pick to play the neurotic Jewish character he perfected back in the day. This might be worth a rental particularly if you generally like most of Allen’s works.
The Age of Adaline seemed to be born out of a Nicolas Sparks novel with incredible coincidences and a quasi-sappy storyline. That said, I can’t deny this was at least an entertaining and inventive romantic-drama with some fine performances including Harrison Ford and Ellen Burnstyn, and to some extent Blake Lively. If you’re game for this type of film, it might be worth a rental.
Savages isn’t a complete waste of time but it was a waste of potential. The main characters aren’t very well developed though it’s not helped that the actors don’t deliver better performances and the use of voice over from Blakely was annoying. There are a couple glimmers of light: the film looks great thanks to director of photographer Dan Mindel and Benicio Del Toro is fantastic in a small but integral role.
“Gossip Girl” is a fun tween soap opera with various storylines which help keep the attention span even when the episodes can sometimes sputter. The DVD itself offers up good video and audio transfers and a decent set of features, though it’s still fairly light and only worth one viewing. Given the price, and assuming you’re a fan, this fifth season is worth it.
The Town marks Ben Affleck’s sophomore effort following the excellent Gone Baby Gone and once again he makes a well crafted picture with some solid performances, an intense plotline and an all around finely paced movie that proves Affleck has talent in front and behind the camera (especially with a well-written script). This “Ultimate Collector’s Edition”, trinkets aside, has some good features and with 3 cuts of the movie, should satisfy any fans out there.
Green Lantern had loads of potential but thanks primarily to the script, all of that was squandered. While the casting itself was actually pretty good, including Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, and even a few scenes were decent, the film’s structure was out of sorts with a weak villain…
If you’ve stuck with “Gossip Girl” so far, you’re likely going to enjoy Season Four a bit more than Season Three. While it’s nowhere near the awesomeness of Season One, it was still a fun ride. With a huge cast of new characters for season five, and the dropping of 3 original cast members, I look forward to what’s coming up.
The first theatrical trailer for Warner’s Green Lantern is now online. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and Tim Robbins in the DC Comics anticipated adaptation set for release on June 17, 2011.
GOSSIP GIRL: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Failure after failure. That’s the motto for season 3. It’s tough to even find anything here worthwhile to comment on, because I’m honestly stumped how Josh Schwartz could have let the show get so stupid and boring.
ONE TREE HILL: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON
Season seven continues on with a selection of great episodes…along with some poor ones. But overall I was once again entertained by the misadventures these twenty-something year olds get into and wonder why my life is so boring and tame.