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RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Endless Love and Steve Zissou

A bad romance leads the pack in a week devoid of any big releases.

by | May 27, 2014 | Comments

It looks like the home video departments at all the studios decided to take Memorial Day off, because hardly anything worth mentioning is hitting shelves this week. We start off with a romance remake critics didn’t like very much, and a handful of TV shows and small movies only a handful of people chose to see. Read on for details:



Endless Love

16%

Though the film is notable for featuring a young Tom Cruise in his first role, the most enduring thing to come out of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 romance Endless Love might be the chart-topping duet by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie it inspired. Nevertheless, we got a remake of that film earlier this year, and critics say it’s even less memorable this time around. Based on the novel by Scott Spencer, the story revolves around the romance between high schoolers Jade (Gabriella Wilde) and David (Alex Pettyfer), whose attempts to be together are repeatedly thwarted by Jade’s father (Bruce Greenwood). Will Jade forsake her love and leave for a summer internship in preparation for a medical career at Brown University? Of course not. Endless Love is less faithful to its source material, which isn’t a problem in and of itself, except that it’s strikingly bland, full of clichés, and in some moments, even unintentionally funny.

Also available this week:

  • A Birder’s Guide to Everything (90%), starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Kingsley in a coming-of-age road movie about a teen who sets off with his friends in search of an extinct bird.
  • Run & Jump (86%), starring Maxine Peake and Will Forte in a drama about an Irish housewife whose husband suffers a stroke and whose family is subsequently made the subject of a psychological study.
  • Cheap Thrills (85%), a Certified Fresh dark comedy about two friends and a wealthy married couple who meet at a bar and engage in a series of progressively more twisted dares.
  • Another Criterion Collection release this week: Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (55%), starring Bill Murray and a bunch of people in a story about an oceanographer in search of a shark who once ate one of his men.
  • Season three of BBC’s adaptation of the Swedish crime drama Wallander (100%), starring Kenneth Branagh as the titular detective.
  • Season four of USA’s Covert Affairs (100%), which finds Piper Perabo’s CIA agent Annie posing as an importer/exporter of fine goods.
  • Season three of another USA drama, Suits (70%), about a young NYC lawyer without a degree and the mentor who helps keep his secret.

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