NEW IN THEATRES...
* Hanna, the feisty action picture starring a young female lead to see right now.
* Meek's Cutoff, Michelle Williams and fellow pioneers get lost on the Oregon Trail. So lost, they end up someplace where it's not even raining. Directed by Kelly Reichardt.
* Miral, Julian Schnabel's fascinating yet muddled look at the history of a string of Palestinian women in Israel in the latter half of the 20th Century. Starring Freida Pinto.
* Your Highness: Oooh! Oooh! I got one. "Puff, puff, pass--emphasis on the pass."
In addition to my regular movie reviews, check out my contribution to the Portland Mercury this week, in which I pick a few movies to go along with the Laurelhurst's week-long booking of Full Metal Jacket. (Longer reviews of two of the movies mentioned: The Strange One and Paths of Glory.)
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Silent Naruse - Eclipse Series 26, the five earliest surviving films from the Japanese master of melodrama. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* White Material, the intriguing recent film from Claire Denis. (Also at DVD Talk.)
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Spielberg meets Kubrick, and the results are stunning.
* Arabeseque, Stanley Donen tries to recapture the magic of his previous success and fails. With Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren.
* Batman: The Brave & the Bold - Season One, Part Two, more kick-ass cartoon action with the Caped Crusader and a plethora of DC heroes.
* The Incredibles, Pixar's killer superhero adventure gets the Blu-Ray treatment.
* Summer in Genoa, a movie from Michael Winterbottom, starring Colin Firth as a widower father trying to lead his family back to normalcy.
Current Soundtrack: Tindersticks, Nenette et Boni soundtrack
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