Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What's New in Blu? (Week of April 27)

“Tombstone” (R)
Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, Dana Delany, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Charlton Heston
Directed by George P. Cosmatos

Arguing the factual accuracy of “Tombstone” would be a difficult task, as the western takes a number of liberties with the story of Wyatt Earp and his arrival in the now-historic Arizona town. But if you’re looking for a somewhat cornball, violent action flick, this tale should be right down your alley. Add in entertaining performances from Kurt Russell as Wyatt, and an especially good Val Kilmer as his longtime friend, Doc Holliday, and there’s still quite a bit to like here. Just don’t take the film as a history lesson, but rather as an old-fashioned revenge story that shoots first and pretty much forgets to ask questions.
Grade: B+

Other releases:
“Armageddon” (PG-13)
Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, Steve Buscemi, William Fichtner, Owen Wilson
Directed by Michael Bay

“Dune” (PG-13)
Starring Francesca Annis, Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Jose Ferrer, Max von Sydow
Directed by David Lynch

“Elizabeth” (PG-13)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud and Richard Attenborough
Directed by Shekhar Kapur

“Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (PG-13)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Molla, Abbie Cornish and Samantha Morton
Directed by Shekhar Kapur

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassas” (PG-13)
Starring Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole and Tom Waits
Directed by Terry Gilliam

“It’s Complicated” (PG-13)
Starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski
Directed by Nancy Meyers

“Ride with the Devil” (R)
Starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright, Simon Baker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Directed by Ang Lee

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