I still need to dig through the special features on Criterion's new release of Robert Altman's Nashville, but I have already watched the film and this new 2K restoration looks great, just as you would expect it to. Included is a 2000 audio commentary featuring Altman and most notably a newly produced, 71-minute making of documentary featuring interviews with the likes of Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, Lily Tomlin, screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury, assistant director Alan Rudolph and Altman's widow, Kathryn Reed Altman. Of course, that's not all, but suffice to say it's a release that has fans of the film taken care of.
I've seen a lot of people on Twitter talking about how the extended edition of The Wolverine is incredibly bloody. What I haven't seen anyone saying is that actually makes it any better, because this was not a good movie. I presume the blood is CG blood that was essentially removed for the sake of the film's rating, which is to say the headlines could have simply read, "Now with More CGI", but I guess that isn't as sexy a headline.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
This movie has had it's share of buzz considering director Jonathan Levine made it before The Wackness, 50/50 and Warm Bodies and yet it arrived in theaters after all three of those films. Genre fans seem to like it as well so perhaps it's worth a look.
Argo: Extended Edition
I don't know why I would need an extended version of Argo, but here it is.
The Smurfs 2
I don't know why I would need to watch a second Smurfs film, but here it is.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
I know they've said they're going through with it, but I'm positive I don't need a second Mortal Instruments film, but City of Ashes is said to be a thing.
I can't tell if the timing was simply bad on this or if the film itself isn't all that good, but Winnie Mandela doesn't exactly scream out "Watch me!" Then again, neither does Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
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As a visual and aural piece of cinema, Backcountry is quite effective, but too much time is dedicated to superfluous scenes that only cause the story to drag rather than be as engaging as the filmmaking itself.
Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, the story of one rich man's search to determine if the bottles of wine he spent too much money on actually belonged to Thomas Jefferson.