Tag Archives: Amy Adams

Video Verdict: ‘Her,’ ‘That Awkward Moment,’ ‘I, Frankenstein’

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

This week’s home video releases offer a new take on Frankenstein’s monster, a sex comedy featuring several young stars, and an offbeat dramedy about romance and technology.

Continue reading

About these ads

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Christian Bale;Jeremy Renner;Bradley Cooper

From left to right, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence star in “American Hustle.”

Three Academy Award-nominated features lead this week’s crop of home video releases.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Frances Ha,’ ‘Turbo’

Henry Cavill plays the title character in “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder’s new cinematic look at the comic book hero Superman.

Henry Cavill plays the title character in “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder’s new cinematic look at the comic book hero Superman.

A clever animated film, a quirky drama and a big-budget superhero movie anchor this week’s home video releases.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘The Master,’ ‘Chasing Mavericks’

Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in “The Master,” the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in “The Master,” the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson.

This week’s home video releases are anchored by the latest project from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose previous films include “There Will Be Blood,” “Punch-Drunk Love” and “Magnolia.”

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Total Recall,’ ‘Trouble With the Curve,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

This week’s home video releases include a baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood, a musical about college show choirs and a remake of a popular science-fiction film.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,’ ‘The Sitter,’ ‘Hop’

Rooney Mara plays the title character in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” a thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel. Mara’s work in the film earned her an Academy Award nomination for best picture.

Three films that had starring roles in the recent Academy Awards ceremony lead this week’s crop of home video releases.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘The Fighter,’ ‘Hereafter,’ ‘The Switch’

Christian Bale, left, and Mark Wahlberg star in “The Fighter.” Bale won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his work on the film.

This week’s major home video releases include an ill-advised Jennifer Aniston comedy, a drama by director Clint Eastwood and a film that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Nine,’ ‘Leap Year,’ ‘Tooth Fairy’

Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a blocked writer-director, agonizes over starting a new film during a musical number in “Nine.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a romantic comedy starring Amy Adams, a family feature with Dwayne Johnson and a flashy musical from the man who brought us “Chicago.”

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Harry Potter No. 6,’ ‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘World’s Greatest Dad’

Daniel Radcliffe reprises his role as Harry Potter in the fantasy adventure film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

This week’s DVD releases include two of the better films of 2009, and they target completely different audiences.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Video Verdict

Video Verdict: ‘Terminator,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’

Christian Bale dukes it out with robot baddies while portraying John Connor in the science-fiction film “Terminator Salvation.”

Only a couple of mainstream movies are making their way onto video this week, but both should do a fairly good job pleasing their target audiences.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Video Verdict