June 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Week of June 6th 2014
Casey St. Charnez has been video editor for Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide since 1986 and buyer for Lisa Harris' Video Library since 1981. He likes Lisa, cats, crosswords, and the Metropolitan Opera, probably in that order.
THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS (2012) C-97min. D,Sc: Edward Burns. A big estranged family tries to reunite at Yuletide. Responsible son Burns tries to keep their gathering from making headlines. Familiar storyline, but given the deadpan Burns (SHE’S THE ONE, THE BROTHERS McMULLEN) touch. [PG-13]
IN THE BLOOD (2013) C-108min. D: John Stockwell. Gina Carano, Luis Gúzman, Danny Trejo. While on a Caribbean honeymoon, someone kidnaps MMA headliner Carano’s new hubby, and she would like to have him back, please. No matter how many other people’s bones get broken. [R]
THE IRON GIANT (1999) C-86min. D: Brad Bird (future director of THE INCREDIBLES). From the classic 1968 book by Ted Hughes, the British poet laureate, and Sylvia Plath’s widower, this is a great and lasting work of deeply felt and richly expressed animation, reissued with tons of extras, including an alternate opening and the Giant’s dream sequence. [PG]
LONE SURVIVOR (2013) C-121min. D,Sc: Peter Beg. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch. Elite Navy SEALS team’s mission is to take out a Taliban leader, circa June 2005. It isn’t easy. Always a pleasure to see Emile Hirsch, who used to live here. Shot in NM: Albuquerque, Chilili, Diamond Tail Ranch, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia Ranger District, Santa Fe Ski Area. [R]
Chewed Up (2008)
Louis C.K. on Letterman 05/02/14
METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER (2013) C-93min. D: Numród Antal. Extravagant eye- and ear-filling two-disc concert film. [R]
ROBOCOP (2014) C-117min. D: José Padhila. Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton. Remake of the outlandish 1987 Paul Verhoeven thriller, this family-friendlier reconsideration is set in 2028 Detroit, as officer Alex Murphy gets a reboot. [PG-13]
SON OF GOD (2014) C-138min. D: Christopher Spencer. Diogo Morgado. Another biopic. [PG-13]
LONE SURVIVOR (2014)
FALLING SKIES (2013-14/TNT) Season 3, 10 episodes, 3 discs.
TRUE BLOOD (2014/HBO) Season 6, 10 episodes, 5 discs.