‘Star Wars’ Reboot Gets Help From Oldsters

DREAMSVILLE‚ÄôS WEEK IN DVD Star Wars: The Force Awakens This first of three sequels to “Star Wars” shattered box office opening-week records to become the highest grossing U.S. film of all time with over $930 million domestic, and the second-highest worldwide grossing film (behind “Avatar”) with $2.82 billion worldwide. Thirty years following the battle of […]

More News From The Edge

Back in June of 2011 we commented on the hypocrisy of the boys from U2 — those Irish political darlings of the PC left — and in particular The Edge, who was trying to build five gigantic mansions on protected land on a rugged ridge in Malibu despite the fact that the project will negatively […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: August 5-11

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Divergent”: All hail Lionsgate. First the company gave us “The Hunger Games,” parlaying Suzanne Collins’ novels into multi-million dollar boxoffice bonanzas. Now they’ve handed us “Divergent,” the first movie in a four-part saga based on the “Divergent” book series by Veronica Roth. Like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” stars an up-and-coming young […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 29-August 4

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Noah”: Director Darren Aronofsky kicked up quite a storm with his semi-revisionist take on the biblical tale of Noah and the Ark. Much to the chagrin of bible-thumpers, Aronofsky humanized Noah and his struggle to understand why he was chosen by his creator to undertake the great task of saving animal […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 22-28

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Transcendence” is a failed sci-fi morality tale by first-time director Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer). Johnny Depp stars as a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence who is developing a computer that will feel and think for itself. As he closes in on his project, anti-technology extremists attack him and […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 15-21

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Under the Skin” is kind of a 21st century version of “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in which an extraterrestrial finds itself out of sync with the humans around it, but here with a different goal than Nicolas Roeg’s Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie): An alien takes over the body […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 8-14

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Bad Words”: Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut and also stars in this quirky comedy about a disgruntled middle-aged man who hijacks a national spelling bee and verbally mows down his competition — eighth graders. And he’s unstoppable — contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious students can’t persuade him […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 1-7

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The Lunchbox”: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: June 24-30

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Enemy”: Though it performed dismally at the boxoffice, “Enemy” — a frighteningly ominous thriller that plumbs the depths of identity, sexuality and reality in the modern world — deserves a second chance on DVD. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Adam Bell, a glum, disheveled history professor who seems disinterested in the world […]

Dreammaker: An Interview With Alejandro Jodorowsky

In the Spring of 1990, Harley Lond (then editor of Boxoffice Magazine) and Shawn Levy (then Boxoffice’s associate editor) traveled to the famed Chateau Marmont hotel on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles to interview Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was in town to promote the opening of his first film in almost a decade, “Santa Sangre.” […]

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