New on iTunes and streaming for the week of June 17. This week brings home audiences Tina Fey, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, and Park Chan-wook’s first English-language film in addition to some terrific vintage family fare.
‘Admission’ pairs Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in a romantic comedy/feel-good drama about an uptight college admissions officer and the son that she gave up for adoption years earlier.
Rudd and Fey bringing the dramatic warm fuzzies? I’ll be checking this one out, too.
Dustin Hoffman, one of America’s most-respected dramatic actors, officially steps behind the camera to direct ‘Quartet.’
At a home for retired musicians, an annual birthday celebration for deceased composer Verdi is the setting when the wife of a former resident arrives to disrupt the party.
‘Quartet’ stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, and Tom Courtenay.
‘Stoker’ comes from the man who brought shockers ‘Oldboy’ and ‘Thirst’ to American audiences. Korean director Park Chan-wook’s film follows a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who, after her father’s passing, becomes infatuated with her mysterious uncle when he comes to live with her and her unstable mother (Nicole Kidman.)
Family Classics on iTunes
‘E.T. the Extra Terrestrial’ is now available. Steven Spielberg’s classic coming-of-age tale is an entertaining and uplifting movie that will make you believe in the magic of movies.
‘Toy Story’ was the game-changer that revolutionized animated films. The notion that our childhood toys would spring to life in our absence and have their own needs and dreams was a huge hit for Pixar. The voice talents of Tom Hanks (as Woody) and Tim Allen (as Buzz Lightyear) make the film a great entertainment for the entire family.
DVD and Blu-ray
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ from director Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) makes it’s debut on disc this week. Ewan McGregor and Nicholas Hoult star in this adaptation of the famous fable where jack re-ignites an ancient war between humans and giants when he accidentally opens a portal between the two worlds.
and at Amazon.com Jack the Giant Slayer (plus bonus features)