The Weekender: Someone please think of the ‘Children’!

Movie of the Week

Men, Women & Children
Jason Reitman made three of my favorite movies of 2000s. He followed those up with the bitingly funny Young Adult. But between this and Labor Day, he’s not having a good year. But I still hold out hope that this will be a well-acted, well-written study of detachment in the age of social media.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
Dracula Untold
The Judge

Kill the Messenger – The Magnolia
Pride – Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano
Pump – Texas Theatre

Blu-ray Pick

Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow
This is the kind of big, loud entertainment I searched for all summer, but didn’t find in the likes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and the other blockbusters. Tom Cruise continues to defy his age and be one of the most magnetic screen presences. Emily Blunt proves she’s one of the top 5 actresses in Hollywood at this point. And it strikes the right balance of humor and darkness. This is the one to see. This is the one to get.

New Releases
The Grand Seduction (60%)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (33%)
Million Dollar Arm (62%)
Obvious Child (88%)
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (76%)
To Be Takei (90%)

Adventure Time (Season 4)
American Horror Story: Coven
Bates Motel (Season 2)
The Following (Season 2)
Hemlock Grove (Season 1)
In the Flesh (Season 2)
Rick & Morty (Season 1)
Sharknado 2: The Second One*
Vikings (Season 2)

New to Blu-ray
Billion Dollar Brain
Duck, You Sucker!
The First Power
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
The King and I
Mulholland Falls
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
True Confessions


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