|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$7,753,553||$1,343,015||$9,096,568|
|In Technical Roles||Director||11||$17,506,790||$15,159,684||$32,666,474|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $32,666,474 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,324)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Remember (Director), The Captive (Director), The Captive (Screenwriter), The Captive (Story Creator), The Captive (Producer)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: (Barney's Version), Himself (This Film is Not Yet Rated), Sea Bunnies Director (Camilla)|
|Most productive collaborators: Christopher Plummer, Robert Lantos, Ari Lantos, Mark Musselman, Benjamin August|
March 3rd, 2015
This is not a great week for new releases on the home market. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is by far the biggest new title and its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack is going to sell a ton of units. However, its reviews are not up to the level required to make it our Pick of the Week. Conversely, Foxcatcher is award-worthy, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have enough extras to be a Pick of the Week. It seemed like every choice for Pick of the Week wasn't quite up to the level needed, so I'm going to go outside the box and pick To Write Love On Her Arms on DVD, which is a film I've been waiting to see for about three years.
March 2nd, 2015
The Captive was co-written and directed by Atom Egoyan, who has made some amazing films over the years. It stars Ryan Reynolds, who showed he can really act with his performance in Buried. However, the film struggled in its opening weekend and failed to find an audience in theaters. Is it a worthy addition to the two men's filmography? Or is there a good reason audience stayed away?
December 12th, 2014
We are deep into Awards season with three major awards nominations already handed out. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week that will be part of Awards Season. Inherent Vice is the biggest release of the week, but its reviews are only good and not great, while there are a lot of great films in theaters at the moment.
June 11th, 2014
This week's list of new DVD and Blu-rays includes a couple of first run releases, but neither are really must haves. Of all of the theatrical releases coming out this week, Alan Partridge on DVD or Blu-ray is the one I'm most interested in seeing, but the screener is still late. I'm also waiting for the screener for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, but I saw every episode on TV and the DVD or Blu-ray is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week. So is True Detective: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a bit of a coin toss, but in the end I went with Cosmos.
May 9th, 2014
There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef.
|9/1/2006||This Film is Not Yet Rated||Himself||$306,845||$34,923||$341,768|
|11/25/1994||Camilla||Sea Bunnies Director||$250,993||$0||$250,993|
|10/14/2005||Where the Truth Lies||Director||$872,142||$543,514||$1,415,656|
|10/10/1997||The Sweet Hereafter||Director||$4,306,697||$3,644,550||$7,951,247|