New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 24-30

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Iron Man 3”: I was no fan of the first two “Iron Man” movies; I found snarky wealthy industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his tin-man-without-a-heart persona rather annoying and the action all too metallic and overwhelming; there just wasn’t enough reality to the films. Of course I was in […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 17-23

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Behind the Candelabra” has to be one of the best films of the year — and it wasn’t even released by any of the Hollywood studios. The film — about the life and love of Liberace, a whacked-out entertainer who appealed to a whole generation of middle-class Americans and their grandparents, […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 10-16

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Star Trek Into Darkness” Having grown up with so many of the TV series from the 1960s and 70s that have been rebooted into movie franchises (many with little success), it was a pleasure to see what director J.J. Abrams did with one of my favorites, “Star Trek.” The original big-screen […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 3-9

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Stories We Tell”: In this inspired film, Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director Sarah Polley investigates the secrets kept by her family of “storytellers” — an investigation mounted after she discovers that her mother had had several extramarital affairs and that her dad was not her biological father. To uncover the truth of her mom’s […]