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new DVD releases in Region 2, May 25

green light (definitely check it out): The Reader: Kate Winslet likes books and teenaged boys. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Tokyo!: Think Tokyo je t’aime, but weirder. [Amazon U.K.] [preorder at Amazon U.S.] Pushing Daisies: Complete Season 2: How come England gets an American TV show on DVD before we do? No fair! … more…

movie posters in London (part 1)

Movie posters spotted around London these last ten days. Some are exactly the same as those in New York; some are very different. I love seeing how movies are sold in different ways in different places. The U.K. Bride Wars poster is way worse than the U.S. one: The tagline is: “Before the rings go … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ hangs on

Slumdog Millionaire keeps blasting the competition out of the water: 1. Slumdog Millionaire: £2.8 million (3rd week; up 7%) 2. Valkyrie: £1.9 million (NEW) 3. My Bloody Valentine 3-D: £1.2 million (2nd week; drops 12%) 4. Seven Pounds: £1.1 million (2nd week; drops 30%) 5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: £.99 million (NEW) (actual numbers, … more…

why ‘Seven Pounds’ is unethical

In my review of Seven Pounds I said this: [W]hat Will Smith(TM) is doing, particularly in the cases of these two of the seven people he is handing a pound of his flesh — either metaphorically or literally — is wildly unethical to the point that any honest version of this movie would end with … more…