NEW IN THEATRES...
* Colombiana, with Zoe Saldana as an assassin kills everyone. EVERYONE!
* Our Idiot Brother, a surprisingly genial, if slack-paced comedy bolstered by a strong cast, including Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones, and more.
* Senna: You will enjoy a documentary about car racing. No lie.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Cul-de-sac, an odd but intriguing hostage picture from Roman Polanski. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* High and Low, this unimpeachable masterpiece from Akira Kurosawa details the before and after of a kidnapping.
* The Man Who Fell to Earth, hit his head, stopped making sense, looks a lot like Ziggy Stardust.
A new anniversary print is playing this week at Cinema 21 in Portland.
* Secret Sunshine, an unpredictable, compelling drama from Korean director Lee Chang-dong.
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Two, Volume One, another excellent collection from the ongoing animated serial.
* Daguerreotypes, a 1975 documentary from Agnes Varda, capturing the local color in the neighborhood she still calls home.
* The Muppets Take a Manhattan, third time is not a charm for the venerable comedy troupe.
* One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich, a trio of Russian-themed documentaries, including Chris Marker's tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky.
* The Purple Gang, a 1950s gangster picture with a young Robert Blake as a Detroit tough guy.
* Strike: Remastered Edition, the first feature from Soviet cinema pioneer Sergei Eisenstein.
* Win Win, a well-meaning family drama that falls short of its intended mark. Starring Paul Giamatti.
* Young Justice: Season One, Volume One, the first four episodes of the teen-themed superhero cartoon.
Current Soundtrack: Various, though mostly '60s Deeper Cuts on Turntable.fm
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