Will the Wachowskis’ Flick ‘Cloud Atlas’ Deliver? — 10 Things To Check Out This Week
The most ambitious movie of the year opens this week — the same week weâre getting a reissue of one of the best sci-fi films of all time, a new comic book series thatâs being called âan instant classic,â and the glorious return of Krysten Ritterâs legs to TV.
Read on for 10 Things to check out this week.
Can the Wachowskis redeem themselves for the muddled âMatrixâ sequels with their ambitious, star-studded new effort, âCloud Atlas?â All signs seem to point to â¦ maybe. Critics are mostly split on âCloud Atlas,â the Wachowskisâ three hour-long genre-hopping collaboration with âRun Lola Runâ director Tom Tykwer. Many are praising the filmâs massive scope, bravery and imagery while others say the picture starts with promise but is too unfocused and shallow deliver a real emotional impact. ScreenCrushâs Matt Singer liked it, but he suggests itâll take more than one viewing to absorb all of the filmâs finer points. Singer writes, âa second viewing sounds like an absolute pleasure rather than a chore.â All we know is, we never thought weâd be excited about a movie in which Halle Berry plays six roles. âCloud Atlasâ opens Friday.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Hey, this looks like fun. We havenât had a dumb video game adaptation in theaters for a while, and this oneâs got Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell! In 3D! Promise at least three beheadings and one topless scene before the third act and weâre in. âSilent Hill: Revelation 3Dâ opens Friday.
âBlade Runnerâ 30th Anniversary Collectorâs Edition on Blu-ray
Director Ridley Scottâs final cut of the classic sci-fi mindfrak gets a re-release this Tuesday, and itâs packed with extras like lobby cards, documentaries, screen tests, and several versions of the film, including the dark âWorkprintâ version.
âAbraham Lincoln Vampire Hunterâ on Blu-ray
Honest Abeâs vamp slaying adventures kinda sorta bombed at the box-office, but weâre rooting for Timur Bekmambetovâs action-horror fantasy to become a hit on home video. Enjoy all the historically inaccurate bloodletting on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday.
âDonât Trust the Bâ in Apartment 23â Season 2 premiere
Two Words: Krysten Ritter. Three more words: Krysten Ritterâs legs. Oh, and the jokes are pretty funny too. âDonât Trust the Bââ premieres Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
We told you about MC Jelly Donut and rapper Daveed Diggsâs hilarious music video âYoga Bonerâ over the weekend, but we thought it deserved another mention here. Letâs help make this awesome clip the hit it deserves to be.
Alan Robertâs Killogy
Check out the first bloody issue of writer-illustrator Alan Robertâs âKillogyâ The new IDW four-part series blends comedy, horror and crime with crazy characters based on celebs like Brea Grant, Marky Ramone and âGoodfellasâ actor Frank Vincent. Fangoria calls it âan instant classic.â Itâs hard to argue with that!
âLost Songsâ by â¦ And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Austin, TX assault rockers â¦ And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead release their eight studio album this week, âLost Songs.â The LP is reportedly inspired by Russian punk collective Pussy Riot and their protests and struggles with the leadership in their home country. A new Trail of Dead album is always a reason to celebrate for rock fans.
âBorn to Quitâ by Smoking Popes Reissue
Side One Dummy Records reissues Chicago punk band Smoking Popesâ brilliant sophomore album âBorn to Quit.â Punk hasn’t sounded this blissful since 1994 (when the LP was first released). The âBorn to Quitâ reissue hits stores today. Stream a free MP3 at Diffuser.fm.
Lana Del Rey models for H&M
No one blends sexy and awkward quite as skillfully as Lana Del Rey. Check out these hot shots of the gorgeous singer modeling for the Winter 2013 H&M campaign.