Thresher Staff Writer Louis Lesser discusses the upcoming Arts and Entertainment you should look for this week:
This long-delayed sci-fi adventure film, produced by Michael Bay and previously marketed as Welcome to Yesterday, finally is released in theatres. The movie, which is produced as “found footage,” tracks a group of friends who build a time machine to undo past mistakes. Eventually, however, they recognize the dire and unintended consequences of altering the past. PG-13. 106 minutes.
From the creators of The Matrix series comes this CGI-heavy space opera starring Mila Kunis (Black Swan) and Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher). The plot follows a normal, hard-working woman (Kunis) who is confronted by an intergalactic warrior (Tatum). When he explains to her that she is fated to a royal destiny that extends beyond her life on Earth, the two set off on a special-effects-laden adventure. R. 127 minutes.
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – The Decemberists:
From Portland, Oregon, the popular indie rock group has just released their seventh studio album, which is their first album since the Grammy-nominated The King is Dead (2011). The collection features 14 new and original songs that reflect the band’s distinct, folk-influenced style, including lead single “Make You Better.”
Blu-Ray, Streaming & DVD:
This action thriller film took viewers and critics by surprise when it was released this past fall. Its modest box office success indicates it could find a bigger audience in home entertainment. The film stars Keanu Reeves (47 Ronin) as a retired hit-man who goes back to work seeking vengeance for the murder of his dog. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes documentaries and audio commentary from the film’s directors.