Hello TRR Readers,
This week, TRR will have an interview with director John Madden on his new feature, The Debt. Plus, our roving reporter Denise is reviewing Chicago and Paul Anka when they come to Wolf Trap. Finally, we have a revue with the Cosby! This week, we have a movie that TRR covered a DC premiere back in April, A vampire hunter, and another rom-com in this week’s
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous backdrop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war ero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life. From director Robert Redford, The Conspirator is a riveting thriller that tells a powerful story about America then and now.
- Audio Commentary with Writer Director Robert Redford
- Feature-Length Documentary “The Conspirator: The Plot to Kill Lincoln”
- Introduction to the American Film Company
- The Making of The Conspirator
- 10 “Witness History” Featurettes on the Historical Background and Making of the Film
- Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) star in acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga’s daring new adaptation of the timeless romance. When orphaned governess Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall she’s intrigued by her brooding wealthy employer Rochester (Fassbender). His
dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever.
“Priest,” a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
- PS3 Theme (3D- Blu Ray only)
- Weapons and Vehicle Exploration in 3D (3D- Blu Ray only)
- movieIQ (3D- Blu Ray only)
- Bullets and Crucifixes: Picture-in-Picture Experience (3D- Blu Ray only)
- Commentary with Director Scott Stewart, Writer Cory Goodman, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest
- Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles of Priest
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a generous and loyal pal to her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson). But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the guy she’s had a crush on since law school…and who happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. In the frantic weeks leading up to Darcy’s wedding, Rachel finds herself caught between her long-time friendship with Darcy and the prospect of losing the love of her life. Based on Emily Giffin’s bestseller, this funny and touching romantic comedy also stars John Krasinski as Rachel’s constant confidante and conscience, who busily evades the affection of one of Darcy’s lovestruck friends while harboring a secret crush of his own
TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
In the aftermath of last season’s chilling finale Rita’s death has left Dexter feeling responsible possibly even… guilty. Unable to deal with the trauma Dexter makes a drastic decision that will impact everyone around him. Quinn stirs up trouble at the station when he notes that Rita’s murder which is being pinned on the Trinity Killer doesn’t fit his normal murder profile. Things get even more heated when Quinn suggests to LaGuerta that they look at the husband: Dexter Morgan
- Californication : Season 4, Episodes 1, 2
- Interviews with: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julia Stiles, and more!
- Reflecting on Season Five: Julia Stiles
- THE BORGIAS : Episodes 1, 2
- EPISODES: Episodes 1, 2
- HOMELAND: Trailer
You can find all the DVDs wherever they are sold! Until next week, HAPPY MOVIE & TV DVD VUEING!