Sorrowful and bleak but vibrant and commanding, The Place Beyond the Pines is three stories in one.
Gangster Squad is a high-octane true-crime drama – a Pulp Nonfiction wannabe — that chronicles the activities of the special unit created by the notoriously corrupt LAPD to lead its fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s.
Headlining our home video collection this week is a mammoth assortment of works by two of the most popular comedy personalities in movie history.
“The Ides of March” is a completely absorbing political drama as well as a morality tale about integrity and loyalty, soul-selling and seduction, compromise and corruption, and betrayal.
The carnage steals the thunder of the car-nage.
Rated PG-13, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is certainly less raunchy than most of its R-rated summer-comedy brethren, and has a sweetness at its core that renders us forgiving about its shortcomings and unfinished business.
Quite a variety on this week’s video list!