Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Woman In Gold is the true story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), who along with lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) attempts to retrieve her family’s prized possessions which were taken by the Nazis. Among these treasured items is Gustav Klimt’s painting Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I.
Along with being a restaurant owner, Chef Lorena Garcia has also been a fixture in the television arena (including Top Chef Masters), and tonight she squares off against an amateur cook on NBC’s Food Fighters (8 pm et/pt).
Opening in New York and Los Angeles August 7 (with more cities in the coming weeks), Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is an animated feature based on Gibran’s seminal work. Produced by Salma Hayek, the feature is blessed with diverse and resonant animated sequences from filmmakers Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea).
Alexander Skårsgard stars in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a 1970s set coming of age narrative that’s propelled by a star making performance from Bel Powley (as the “teenage girl”). To check out the actor’s experience about working on the film, please go to my post on Find Your Seen.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 has taken over $280 million worldwide, so expect a huge reception when it comes out September 22 on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Although the biopic Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, is getting all the press, a documentary on the late Apple co-founder is just around the corner. Penned and directed by Alex Gibney, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine centers on the life of the iconoclastic genius whose visionary outlook left an indelible mark on society.
Ed Sheeran gets his own special, as Ed Sheeran – Live at Wembley Stadium airs Sunday, April 16 (8 pm et/pt) on NBC. The program, which includes a duet with Sir Elton John, also features Sheeran performing his Grammy nominated track “The A Team” and the hit single “Thinking Out Loud.”