new DVD releases in Region 1, June 9

green light (definitely check it out): The International: Clive Owen is even sexier when he’s taking down unscrupulous bankers. TARP me, baby. [Amazon U.S.] [preorder at Amazon U.K.] Nobel Son: Alan Rickman is a mean ol’ meanie. So he’s stretching here, you see. [Amazon U.S.] red light (not worth your time): Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood, … more…

trailer break: ‘Nobel Son’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… I saw Nobel Son at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. Great cast and some good twists… even if the trailer hints at them more than it should. Nobel Son opens limited in the U.S. on December 5; no U.K. release has been set yet.

Tribeca ’07: Nobel Son (review)

You’re lucky you’re not a genius. It’s one of those perfect-crime kinda flicks, wrapped up in familial angst as a black-comedy topping. That it’s all rather ridiculous and overly complicates itself in the process is almost beside the point … though not entirely. See, arrogant college prof and working scientist Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman: Harry … more…