DECEMBER 29TH, 2010
Lights, camera, couch! Herewith, four DVD picks for a night of home entertainment.
If you’re feeling frumpy after too many holiday treats, pick up Kick-Ass
to get yourself feeling more like a superhero. Aaron Johnson and
Nicolas Cage do a pretty good job of defending the world from villains,
but it’s Chloë Moretz’s portrayal of Hit Girl that will get you
practicing your knife skills and high kicks.
Jennifer Nachshen, Montreal editor (English edition)
What’s better than a rom-com? A French rom-com complete with a tribute to Dirty Dancing and some Wham thrown into the mix. Starring the ultra cool Vanessa Paradis and handsome Parisian Romain Duris, Heartbreaker is the story of Alex, a professional Lothario who loses his cool when his latest assignment gets a tad too personal.
Malwina Gudowska, Calgary editor
Bieber isn’t the only teen phenom headlining a film these days. Actress
Jennifer Lawrence was 18 when she starred in this book adaptation about
twisted family ties in the Ozarks. Her performance already has a Golden
Globe nom and the same is sure to come from Oscar.
Joy Pecknold, Vancouver editor
Smash His Camera
stalker, scumbag—photographer Ron Gallela has been called all of the
above, and more. The documentary, spanning decades in the career of the
man who was sued by Jackie Kennedy, socked in the jaw by Marlon Brando
and adored by Andy Warhol, is a nostalgic and insightful look into the
life of a celebrity paparazzo.
Maria Tallarico, Managing editor