One of the biggest and most controversial movies of the year is Zero Dark Thirty from Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). The movie’s production caused quite a stir from the conservative media (what doesn’t get their panties in a bunch?) when it was revealed that the CIA was providing Bigelow’s team unprecedented access to information regarding the killing of American enemy number one Osama Bin Laden.
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It used to be that when a movie became a trilogy (especially a planned one) it meant something. It was a very rare thing. How many years was it between Star Wars and Back to the Future to The Star Wars Prequels? Thanks to the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it seems like a lot of movies are now being split in two for no storytelling reason. Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2? Harry Potter? Ok, I’ll give you splitting Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, on paper, was a good idea, it was an 800 page book, but in execution? One 3-Hour movie probably would have been better. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn? Oh, hell nah….Now we have the absolute worst example of this new trend – Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.
Les Misérables is one of the most popular and longest running musicals of all time. Just in the DC area alone it has grossed over $53 million dollars in its numerous runs. On Broadway it has earned over $800 million dollars. Based on the Victor Hugo classic (At 1,400 pages it is one of the longest books ever written) it is a universal, moving and emotional story about redemption against all odds. It has one more medium to try and conquer – Blu-ray/DVD.
Lincoln is now available on Blu-ray/DVD in a simple, but elegant looking package.
Is there a movie that Disney and Pixar isn’t giving the 3D treatment to? They must have found a way to do this quick and cheap because are churning out 3D re-releases like clockwork. Usually, this is the point where I would rail against this double dip. But for Pixar and animated movies the 3D coat of fresh paint actually works because a lot of these movies – especially Pixar films were made using 3D modeling and animation anyway.
Due to numerous reasons the James Bond franchise appeared to be dead in the water. After lawsuits were settled, the franchise made a triumphant return to theaters in the critically acclaim and box office success. Skyfall is now available on Blu-ray/DVD in a single disc package.
Sprinkle some pixie dust on your Blu-ray player. The 1953 Disney Classic, Peter Pan, finally flies to High Def (ok this sentence doesn’t quite work, but I’m sticking with it.) As a movie, Peter Pan is a bit too old fashioned for my taste, but it is a timeless story for a reason. It’s themes of loyalty; faith and the idea of eternal youth all wrapped up in the trappings of a swashbuckling fantasy works for a lot of people.