There must be something about Kathy Bates starring in a Stephen King film adaptation and in Dolores Claiborne, she deserved the Oscar with a wonderfully subdued performance alongside a respectable cast.
Misery is one of my favorite Stephen King adaptations though in fairness, I’m not exactly a King die-hard. Still, the movie is an successful character-drama with some psychological thrills thrown in for extra measure and features strong performances from James Caan and Kathy Bates.
Broad Green has announced the date and released artwork for the comedy, Bad Santa 2: Unrated starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Christina Hendricks and directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Vampire Academy). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
Shadows and Fog is one of the more forgotten films in Woody Allen’s repartee and for the most part, it’s not a bad little comedy though it is typical Allen in terms of his performance and writing. Clearly it’s nowhere near the quality of Manhattan or Annie Hall, or more recently Midnight in Paris, but it might be worth a watch.
Dick Tracy is hardly a perfect movie but star/director Warren Beatty does a tremendous job translating the source material into the feature film format. Between the art direction, production and costume designs, the visuals on the movie are fantastic and Beatty as Tracy was perfect. The Blu-ray unfortunately doesn’t have any features but the audio/video transfers make this a good purchase… at the right price.
Midnight in Paris continues Woody Allen’s string of success across all genres and this latest romantic comedy takes viewers on a travelogue of scenic Paris along with a plethora of well developed characters which will appeal and even relate to most audiences. I give this a solid recommendation.