Late August is the low trough of summer and traditionally a time when Hollywood studios release movies that, for whatever reason, they feel a little weird about. And so this week we get the oddly risible If I Stay, an apparently seriously meant film about the before and aftermath of catastrophic car crash and its effect on the dating life of former Hit-Girl Chloe Grace Moretz. Karen Martin explains in this week’s MovieStyle.
Also opening is the rah-rah sports film When the Game Stands Tall, Paul Haggis’ flawed but interesting Third Person (both of which MovieStyle editor Philip Martin reviews) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which screened too late for us to get a review in the newspaper. (But look for Piers Marchant’s take on the film on blooddirtangels.com.) And, as usual, we have Karen Martin’s take on recent DVD releases.
Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.