Posts Tagged ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

This week’s releases include: an alternative to The Hunger Games; a cloud of mutated insects; a parental dispute; a narrative art film; a hasty remake; a return of old friends; and a disastrous night on the job. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a courtroom period drama; a spy thriller in two different eras; another bachelor party gone wrong; a true story of fantasy and murder; a playful tale with penguins; a look at famous hockey feuds; a consequence of ‘the wrong place, the wrong time’; an adaptation of a childhood classic; a trilogy about a young woman who takes matters into her own hands; and an historical re-enactment.  (more…)

This week’s releases spans a spectrum of genres: an early holiday issue with lots of extra goodies; an intriguing tale of murder and mystery; and an indie film about doing what’s right in life and love. (more…)

The Swedish film industry is truly beginning to make waves; last year’s critical smash was Let the Right One In and this year they’ve gotten an early start with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Facing prison time for slander, discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) is hired by a reclusive industrialist for one last job: to solve a long, unresolved family disappearance. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan; though her body was never found, her uncle is convinced it was murder. Aided by the mysterious and troubled computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), Mikael links Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders, unravelling a dark and appalling family history. Alone and not knowing who to trust, they must fight for their own survival and reveal the truth. (more…)

Dr. Giggles / Otis (Blu-ray)
Dr. Giggles makes its house call with the gone-whacko tale of a night-prowling surgeon who uses his bag of medical malpractice tricks – scalpel, saw, stomach pump – on victims.
Otis: Some guys would kill for a date and pizza – delivery guy Otis is one of them … The cute cheerleader tied up in his basement is his prom date.