new DVD releases in Region 1, June 2

Not much this week, but what there is is cherce. green light (definitely check it out): Revolutionary Road: Suburban angst with Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicapio. Fun! [Amazon U.S.] [preorder at Amazon U.K.] Defiance: Daniel Craig is not James Bond going up against Nazis. But he kicks their asses just the same. [Amazon U.S.] [now … more…

question of the day: Who the hell is Sam Worthington?

I keep seeing these ads all over New York — on the sides of buses, on bus shelters, in the subway — for Terminator Salvation that give equal headlining billing to Christian Bale and… Sam Worthington? Who? Every time I see one, I can’t help but think, Who the hell is Sam Worthington that he … more…

Defiance (review)

Just when you think that surely, by now — especially after this year of nonstop Nazi movies! — we’ve heard every story to come out of the Holocaust, along comes yet another new one.

my week at the movies: ‘Defiance,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Reader,’ ‘Revolutionary Road,’ ‘Gran Torino’

No official “press” screenings for me this week — it’s all FYC screenings. That is, “for your consideration.” These are specialty screenings that the studios hold for members of critics’ organizations, AMPAS (the “Academy” that awards the Oscars), and other industry guilds who will be voting on their year-end acclaims in the early weeks of … more…

trailer break: ‘Good’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Nazis! I hate these guys. Oh, wait… some of them were good people caught up in a situation they didn’t realize would get so bad? Hmm. It looks like Viggo Mortensen may be playing the Most Lovable Nazi ever here, just a nice guy, a smart … more…

Quantum of Solace (review)

We can only blame *Casino Royale.* The 2006 reboot of James Bond was so brilliant, so satisfying, so organically of the moment that it could only prove hard to top, and even hard to equal.

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘Quantum of Solace’

All this week! 5 movies I’m psyched for in November — well, 3 movies I’m psyched for and 2 I’m not yet totally sure about but would like to be psyched for — and 5 reasons why. No. 3: Quantum of Solace [opens wide November 14]. 1. Two years ago, Casino Royale blew me away … more…

trailer break: ‘Defiance’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… It’s the other Daniel Craig movie this fall — the not-James Bond one. He gets to be all heroic in this one, it seems. Not sure what the Bond movie will be having him do… Also: Craig with both Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell? It’s like … more…