After the success of The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter, studios are eager to launch the new major YA franchise and now WB has their chance in a few months with an adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl‘s Beautiful Creatures. We got an initial trailer for the film earlier in the fall, but now an extended look has arrived, along with a poster.
Judging from the strong cast, including Alden Ehrenreich (recent Francis Ford Coppola collaborator ), Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson, I should be excited for this one on that basis alone — but looking at the latest trailer this one looks like a bit of a hot mess. From P.S. I Love You helmer Richard LaGravenese, there seems to be a cram-it-all-in philosophy that doesn’t quite work. Check it out below for the film also starring Alice Englert and Emmy Rossum.
Beautiful Creatures arrives on February 13th, 2013.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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