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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…

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…

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…