Delivery Man

Delivery ManDvd release date: 03/25/2014

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt
Director: Ken Scott
Category: Comedy
Rated: PG-13

In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) leads a mundane, middle-aged life until he learns he’s actually an overachiever – he’s fathered 533 children via sperm donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become. Also starring Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders – and complete with bonus materials – it’s a feel-good movie that really delivers. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: ** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: ** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: * out of 4 stars
USA Today: ** out of 4 stars

Overall: ** out of 4 stars

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall StreetDvd release date: 03/25/2014

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Director: Martin Scorsese
Category: Comedy
Rated: R

Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: ** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: **** out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: **** out of 4 stars

Overall: **1/2 out of 4 stars

American Hustle

American HustleDvd release date: 03/18/2014

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams
Director: David O. Russell
Category: Drama
Rated: R

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock America, “American Hustle” tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (“The Fighter”, “Silver Linings Playbook”), “American Hustle” defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: **** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: ***1/2 out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: ***1/2 out of 4 stars

Overall: ***1/2 out of 4 stars

Frozen

FrozenDvd release date: 03/18/2014

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Category: Anime & Animation
Rated: PG

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. “Disney Animation’s best since ‘The Lion King’” (William Bibbiani, CraveOnline) will melt your heart. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Bring home “Frozen” on Blu-ray High Definition – featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

Chicago Tribune: *** out of 4 stars
The Globe and Mail: **1/2 out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: *** out of 4 stars
USA Today: **** out of 4 stars

Overall: *** out of 4 stars

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your DarlingsDvd release date: 03/18/2014

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan
Director: John Krokidas
Category: Romance
Rated: R

“Kill Your Darlings” is based on true events and characters. For dutiful son Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Columbia University is Mecca – a portal to art, intellect, culture, and freedom – everything hometown Patterson, New Jersey is not. When Allen is accepted into Columbia, his father Louis (David Cross), a working-class poet, urges him to leave his emotionally ill mother Naomi (Jennifer Jason Leigh) behind and head to New York to go pursue his own creative dreams. At Columbia, Allen finds stuffy tradition clashing with daringly modern ideas and attitudes – embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), whom he first encounters shouting a scandalous passage from Henry Miller atop a library study table. With his louche charm and androgynous blond beauty, Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, unsophisticated Allen, and soon he is drawn into Lucien’s hard-drinking, reefer-smoking, jazz-clubbing circle of friends, including William Burroughs (Ben Foster), the dissolute scion of a wealthy family, and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), an older hanger-on who clearly resents Allen’s position as Lucien’s new sidekick. (Publisher)

Summary of critic reviews:

The Globe and Mail: *1/2 out of 4 stars
Rolling Stone: *** out of 4 stars
USA Today: *** out of 4 stars

Overall: **1/2 out of 4 stars