Friday 18 Apr

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Movies · Comedy · Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding

None December 20th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: B


You're invited to attend the nuptials of Pauline and Malcolm (Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black) at their seaside home in New York. Guests include Pauline's sister (Nicole Kidman).


Reception to follow, filled with disaster, catastrophe and long-buried family secrets rearing their ugly heads. RSVP to this flawed but worthy dramedy from writer/director Noah Baumbach, who knows a thing or two about families falling apart (see "The Squid and the Whale"; in fact, see that over this if it comes to choosing one).


Kidman shuns her usual star luster to turn in an actual, non-showy performance, here as a not-so-doting mom who has communication issues with her child, her husband, her sister and even herself. You'll laugh because it's all so crazy "¦ unless her life is like yours, in which case a palm of Xanax would be in order. R


"”Rod Lott 


View trailer

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5