The techno action pic Gamer is a heckuva ride, while Pandorum is derivative but worth-a-look sci-fi. Plus, Universal debuts its new "flipper" discs with DVD and BD versions of the Bourne flicks.
Jeremy Renner stars as the arrogant, cocky leader of a three-man bomb squad deployed in Iraq and assigned to patrol the streets of Baghdad for hidden explosives. Every day the team faces certain death: whether it is from enemy attacks, an IED buried in the road or sniper fire in the desert.
Sony gives Pixar a run for its money with this animated kid flick based on the beloved book of the same name, in which a scientist’s best intentions go wrong with his invention of a machine that creates food out of water. Plus: The Final Destination and its 3D version, also new.
Coinciding with the DVD release of quite possibly the year's scariest movie, here's a fun and easy giveaway for ya. All you need to do is write in and tell us: What do you think is the scariest movie of all time?
Though it was Blair Witch-derivative and its slooow build either drove you crazy from fright or out of frustration, Paranormal Activity redeems itself in the final third with some truly hair-raising scares that’ll leave you wondering what that noise is you just heard. Plus details on 9, Jennifer's Body and more.
In a year of sci-fi movies with outstanding special effects, one of the best of them had to be District 9, which had it all—original premise, humor, suspense, soul, and even allegory. Plus a look at (500) Days of Summer, Extract, All About Steve and It Might Get Loud.
GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of five prizes containing the following: Inglourious Basterds 2-disc DVD, baseball bat pen, shotglass and mini poster. All you need to do is comment and let us know what your favorite Quentin Tarantino film is, and if you saw Inglourious, what did you think? Five winners will be chosen at random by Jan. 8. So get your comments in!
How often does a comedy come along that you don’t know exactly where it’s going? Rarely, and that’s why this one starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha as four shlubs on a bachelor party gone wrong in Vegas is such a revelation. The jokes can veer to the dark side: if you might be offended by implications of pedophilia, racial slurs, a hint of misogyny and scenes of the three guys...
The Harry Potter series continues strong as ever with this sixth installment, which some argued took the title of best Potter movie away from Prisoner of Azkaban thanks to its beautiful cinematography, matured characters and sly humor. Plus, watch in real time with Harry himself....
Director McG is all about spectacular visuals, and in that regard, this underrated fourth in the Terminator series delivers a swift, unapologetic punch, eschewing slick CGI a la Star Trek for gritty, grimy robots and clunky contraptions that hark back to times when sets and props were built, not designed on a computer screen by a Mac drone in a cube.
Laughter is the best medicine in Funny People, whose "funny" comes largely by way of the macabre. Adam Sandler stars as George, a big-time comedian who finds himself isolated (and spoiled) by his fame, even more so when he's diagnosed with a rare and fatal disease. Sandler brings a perfect balance to George, who may be entrapped by both fame and his illness in the weird and impersonal world of megastardom, but he's still...well, really funny. The film's many cameos are also great.
The best film of summer (and, some may argue, the year) hits video store shelves this week, and it really doesn’t get better than this when it comes to DVD/BD. Sure, Trek series fans might complain about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek vision not being exactly faithful to the show, but that’s why they call it a reboot—and with terrific performances from the entire cast (including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban) and a well-conceived storyline, it earned every one of its 375 million bucks, in my book.
Yet another masterwork from the Pixar folks, Up dominated the summer box office and will no doubt come through at Oscar time, and for good reason, thanks to gorgeous animation and pitch-perfect writing and dialogue that will bring tears and laughter--sometimes both at the same time.
One of my absolute favorite Hitchcock movies finally comes to Blu-ray, and Warner Home Video has outdone itself with this release (also available in a 2-disc DVD set) starring Cary Grant (in his final collaboration with the director) as a victim of mistaken identity who lands in a whole mess of hot water...
A bit of everything this week: Fans of horror, family animation, comedy, drama, and Woody Allen will find something to enjoy on DVD/Blu-ray.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2014 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office