|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $342,896,026 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10,030)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Nikola Tesla (The Prestige), Himself (Zoolander), Maltazard (Arthur et les Minimoys), Jareth the Goblin King (Labyrinth), Himself (Bandslam)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Cool World (Composer)|
|Born: January 8th, 1947|
|Died: January 10th, 2016|
January 23rd, 2017
It’s not a particularly good week for top-notch releases. There are only three contenders for Pick of the Week, one of which doesn’t come out till next week. I was able to review Pinocchio a week early. The others are a classic from the 1970s, The Man Who Fell To Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and an import from South Korea, The Handmaiden on DVD. Even though The Handmaiden is only coming out on DVD, it is still the best and is this week’s Pick of the Week.
February 8th, 2016
It's a strange week on the home market, as we have a monster release coming out, Spectre. There are also four or so releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. But after that, there's a huge drop in quality and we quickly reach releases that are not even worthy of being fillers. Of the contenders, Grandma is the Pick of the Week and it is certainly worth picking up on Blu-ray.
January 12th, 2016
It is a busy week for first run releases with four of them on this week's list. Of these, The Martian is the biggest and the best. It would have been the Pick of the Week except for two things. One, the screener is late. Two, David Bowie passed away over the weekend. He died after an 18-month battle with cancer and just two days after his last album came out. This is the the most poignant Rock'n'Roll death since Freddie Mercury and it seems fitting to give Blackstar the title of Pick of the Week.
|1/12/2007||Arthur et les Minimoys||Maltazard||$15,132,763||$98,192,980||$113,325,743|
|10/20/2006||The Prestige||Nikola Tesla||$53,089,891||$51,317,475||$104,407,366|
|8/28/1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me||Phillip Jeffries||$4,160,851||$19,860||$4,180,711|
|10/7/1988||Imagine: John Lennon||Himself||$3,753,977||$0||$3,753,977|
|8/12/1988||The Last Temptation of Christ||Pontius Pilate||$8,373,585||$0||$8,373,585|
|6/27/1986||Labyrinth||Jareth the Goblin King||$12,729,917||$182,125||$12,912,042|
|4/18/1986||Absolute Beginners||Vendice Partners||$930,211||$0||$930,211|
|2/22/1985||Into the Night||Colin Morris||$6,720,160||$0||$6,720,160|
|8/26/1983||Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence||Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers||$2,306,560||$0||$2,306,560|
|4/29/1983||The Hunger||John Blaylock||$4,800,000||$0||$4,800,000|
|5/28/1976||The Man Who Fell to Earth||Jerome Newton||$89,026||$73,148||$162,174|