In an effort to do an actual daily column here on Superfriends, I’m re-introducing the concept of DVD of the Day and re-naming it “Movie of the Day.” (Don’t worry, I still plan on finishing the “Batman on Film” series.) These will be very short paragraph-long reviews, but you’ll actually get them everyday. The Academy Awards take place on February 24, so each entry this month will be an Academy Award winning movie. We’ll start the first entry in the Movie of the Day series with Casablanca. More
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
2011 • 127 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom
Principal Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy
Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan from the novel by John le Carré
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
For twenty-five years we’ve been the only thing standing between Moscow and the Third World War!
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
2011 • 158 Minutes • 2.35 : 1 • United States
Principal Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian from the book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg
Cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth
I want you to help me catch a killer of women.
“The Duke” John Wayne won his only Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the original True Grit.