Posts Tagged ‘Clint Eastwood’

This week’s releases include: a Canadian masterwork; a cop series set in Ontario; a father and son try to reconcile; discord in war; the secret life of an American icon revealed; a hapless love story; a story of redefining oneself; a true fight for what’s right; a sparse virus narrative; and an unconventional Western.

This week’s releases include: two exploits of the “Man with no name”; a cop thriller about an impressionist killer; an environmental documentary; a cop thriller about an impressionist killer; a humorous, relatable documentary; an interpretation of a bloody civil war; the reimagining of history with marionettes; an interesting exercise in examining a relationship; a samurai film turned western; a religious murder mystery; an original sequel to a remake; the tale of two blue lovebirds; a crime drama; a real-life success story; and a vampire apocalypse film. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a few acclaimed tough guys don dresses; a dramatic glimpse at life; a crew of green recruits are thrown into the deep end; the adventures of a man and his orangutan; an animated recount of the making of a superhero;  an iconic musical about protesting the Vietnam War; a Korean cop thriller; the unique union of four real-life brothers in one film; a documentary about Earth’s “lost world”; a buddy film; Martin Scorsese’s musical tribute to the Big Apple; an unrated, steamy love story; a hardened man can’t fight his instincts; the untold story of black men in a western; a modern take on the Robin Hood legend; a collection of all the Superman films; a look at how the age of Blackberrys informs our love lives; a western starring legendary screen icons; and a star-studded Western double-bill. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a re-imagining of Chinese history; an attack of the physically fit undead; an outstanding, award-winning boxing picture; a supernatural tale of life-after-death; and a genetically manufactured, intelligent killing machine. (more…)

Life (Blu-ray)
From the BBC and the Discovery Channel, producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the newest landmark natural history series, Life. In Planet Earth, they brought you the world as you’ve never seen it before. Now, get closer with Life. Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques not available for Planet Earth, Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before. This 11-part series narrated by Oprah Winfrey captures unprecedented sequences and demonstrates the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.

Special features include: “Life on location,” a collection of 10 behind the scenes video diaries showing efforts of the filmmaking team; deleted scenes; and “music only” viewing option. (Warner Home Video)


Low-budget British-Indian drama Slumdog Millionaire received 11 nominations on Thursday for the British Academy awards. The well-deserved esteem comes on the heels of the film’s success at the Golden Globes and gives it another boost ahead of the Oscars next month.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages backward, was also nominated in 11 categories, including best film, best actor and best director for David Fincher.

Slumdog Millionaire, a film about a Mumbai street boy’s rise to game-show glory, was nominated in six major categories including best picture, best actor for Dev Patel, best adapted screenplay for Simon Beaufoy and best director for Danny Boyle. It received several design nominations as well.

They are followed by Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight, which won nine BAFTA nominations, including best supporting actor for the late Heath Ledger; while Clint Eastwood’s L.A. noir Changeling, was nominated in eight categories, including best director.

Political drama Frost/Nixon won six nominations, including best actor for Frank Langella and best director for Ron Howard. Post-war Germany picture The Reader was nominated in five categories, including best picture and best actress for Kate Winslet. In Bruges, Milk and Revolutionary Road picked up four nods apiece.

Double-Golden Globe-winner Winslet is competing against herself in the best actress category, with nominations for both The Reader and Revolutionary Road. She is up against Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Meryl Streep for Doubt and Kristin Scott Thomas for the French film I’ve Loved You So Long.

The best-actor nominees are, Sean Penn for Milk, Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler Patel, Langella and Pitt – who was also nominated in the supporting actor category for the Coen Brothers’ spy comedy Burn After Reading.

In a statement, 18-year-old Patel said to be nominated alongside Pitt, Rourke, Langella and Penn “is unbelievably exciting and such a huge honour.”

The televised ceremony will be hosted by controversial presenter Jonathan Ross, who was recently suspended without pay from the BBC for his participation in obscene prank calls made to actor Andrew Sachs.