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new DVD releases in Region 2, June 8

green light (definitely check it out): Valkyrie: Tom Cruise versus Nazis! They hated Scientologists, too. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Milk: Sean Penn versus homophobes! Take that, unfabulous bigots. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Brad Pitt versus Father Time! What do you get for the … more…

question of the day: Should cinematic Nazis speak English?

As BBC News noted this weekend, the recent films The Reader and Valkyrie have raised some questions about how accents should be handled on film, particularly by how these two films handle the same matter very differently. In The Reader, German characters who are supposedly speaking German to one another speak English with German accents. … 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…