Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
The Warrior's Way - Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush
Movie of the Week
The Warrior's Way
The Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush The Plot: A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission. The Buzz: With no other major releases this week, The Warrior's Way wins the "Movie of the Week" accolade by default. That's not to say I'm not interested in seeing Kate Bosworth again -- she's been absent from the motion picture scene since 2008's 21 and before that 2006's Superman Returns, and I've always enjoyed her work. I'm unfamiliar with the film's lead, Dong-gun Jang, but he seems charismatic enough in the film's trailer. The film also boasts the presence of Geoffrey Rush, which suggests a higher caliber film than one would otherwise assume. This is Sngmoo Lee's directorial debut, and taking such into consideration, I must say this film looks pretty darn good if not a little cheesy.
Also opening this weekend (in limited release): Black Swan (New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco).
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New Blu-ray and DVDs released this week:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Ultimate Fan Pack) - Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 - Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor Going the Distance - Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston Knight and Day - Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard Meet the Fockers - Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner Meet the Parents - Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo Monsters vs Aliens - Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina Valhalla Rising - Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton
Blu-ray/DVD of the Week
Knight and Day
The Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard The Plot: June Havens (Diaz) finds her normal everyday life entwined with that of a secret agent (Cruise). The Buzz: This film came out during one of those rare times where I just found it hard to get out to the cinema, and though I'd planned on seeing it, I missed this one while it was in theaters. I am looking forward to checking it out on DVD though, as Cruise and Diaz are both heavy hitters in the charisma department, and director James Mangold has given us solid entertainment in the past (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Girl, Interrupted).
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