The Weekender: Rise of the ‘Guardians’

Movie of the Week

Guardians of the Galaxy*
Here it is: the big blockbuster you’ve always wanted, even if you’ve never heard of this particular comic book. It’s witty, entertaining and knows exactly what it is. Read my review at

Get On Up

4 Minute Mile – Angelika Dallas
Child of God – Angelika Dallas
Magic in the Moonlight – Angelika Plano, The Magnolia
Mood Indigo – Angelika Dallas

Blu-ray Pick

The Big Chill (The Criterion Collection)
The Big Chill [The Criterion Collection]
Certainly one of the best movies of the 1980s, it’s a little surprising a smash like this has come to Criterion, usually home to acclaimed but little-seen foreign films. But as usual they’ve treated this one right. Even if some of the fashions and references are a little dated, the friendships depicted onscreen feel timeless. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth picking up, even if at the end of the day all you really want is the soundtrack.

New Releases
Cold Turkey (20%)
Cuban Fury (52%)
The Den (75%)
Finding Vivian Maier (95%)
Half of a Yellow Sun (51%)
Lullaby (31%)
Noah (77%)
On My Way (83%)
The Other Woman (23%)
The Protector 2 (21%)

New to Blu-ray
Duel at Diablo
Herzog: The Collection
Paris Blues
Separate Tables


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