Helen Mirren

“Winchester” haunts you in May

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has added the haunting tale of Winchester to its release line-up, scheduling a Blu-Ray Disc and DVD version of the movie for early May. Inspired by true events, Winchester is set on an isolated stretch of land outside of San [...]

Take a look at the “Woman in Gold” in July

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have added Woman in Gold to their roster, bringing the extraordinary true story of Austrian-American Maria Altmann and her journey to bring justice back to her family to Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in July. [...]

“The Hundred Foot Journey” begins in December

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is bringing director Lasse Hallström’s deliciously entertaining story of “The Hundred-Foot Journey” to Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in December. Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic [...]


January 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

For some reason “RED” flew completely under my radar when it was released and it was “RED 2” that first drew my attention towards this funny and action-packed row of thrillers. Former black-ops CIA operatives Frank Moses (Bruce [...]


August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

I have to admit, the rend of recent years to remake every movie imaginable annoys me. Not only for the fact that in many cases there is simply no reason to remake a great movie, but what really rubs me the wrong way is the fact that most of these remakes [...]

The Films of Michael Powell

February 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Powell is a filmmaker who, by all rights, should be as much of an established figure in the minds of cinema buffs as other famous English directors like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and Carol Reed. And yet, for years Powell's film work [...]

The Queen

April 18, 2007 // 0 Comments

Most of us can probably still remember exactly where we were the day Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in an automobile accident in 1997. Although recently divorced from Prince Charles and thus no longer a member of the Royal Family of England, [...]

The Clearing

November 5, 2004 // 0 Comments

When successful businessman Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford) kisses his wife Eileen (Helen Mirren) goodbye one morning and begins to drive off to work, everything seems normal. But when a man named Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe) stops him at the end of his [...]

The Pledge

June 27, 2001 // 0 Comments

After directing only three films, I don’t know if Sean Penn can qualify as an auteur, but his movies certainly have a signature style. Penn tends to make films featuring realistic characters, which have a fatal flaw and find themselves facing [...]

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

January 10, 2000 // 0 Comments

While “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” certainly isn’t the worst film of 1999 as some critics have suggested (that honor still belongs to “The Blair Witch Project” in my book), it is certainly one of the most disappointing ones. The directorial debut of [...]