Posts Tagged ‘Mother and Child’

MW on DVDs: The Town, Mother and Child, Despicable Me, The Other Guys, Nanny McPhee Returns … and more

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010


The Town (Extended Cut/Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Three and a Half Stars)

U.S.; Ben Affleck, 2010 (Warner)

The Boston, Massachusetts, of Ben Affleck‘s new movie The Town – and of The Departed, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and other recent thrillers, Dennis Lehane-derived or not — is decades away from the morally bent city of that great under-seen 1973 neo-noir The Friends of Eddie Coyle. But it has a similarly chilly temperature, the same clipped sense of smart-ass New England doom and Kennedy-accented cynicism welling up from the mean, sullen streets.

FIRST!!! Sony Classics Gets 2 DVDs Into Voter Hands

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Naomi Watts starrer Mother & Child and Aussie crime drama Animal Kingdom started landing around town this week.

We’re still weeks away from the public DVD releases of Winter’s Bone(10/26), Toy Story 3 (11/2), and The Kids Are All Right (11/16), so it will interesting to see if they turn up sooner than that. Shutter Island lands next week from Par Home Ent… and I won’t watch it in anything less than Blu. Inception is scheduled to be released on Dec 6 in the UK… still not clear about the U.S… but I would say the film would be well-served by a strong push to get people back into movie theaters for that one, instead of relying on the DVD experience.

Most of the other contenders are less than two weeks into theatrical runs or not yet in release. I count 11 due after Thanksgiving, which is kinda the drop dead date for screeners, with the exception of the highest profile films (True Grit and How Do You Know likely to be the last screeners on the shelf this year.)

Wilmington on Movies: Iron Man 2, Babies and Mother and Child…

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Iron Man 2 (Two and a Half Stars)
U.S.; Jon Favreau

What would we have thought back in the 1960s, if someone had told us that (more…)

Mother and Child

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Three women’s lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she’s a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.