June 18, 2010 in Features

Fate of civilization at stake in ‘Book of Eli’

Philadelphia Inquirer The Spokesman-Review

Denzel Washington stars as Eli in the action-adventure film “The Book of Eli.”
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Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Green Zone,” “The Last Station,” “She’s Out of My League,” “Timer.”

June 29: “The Crazies,” “Creation,” “Don McKay,” “The Eclipse,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “The Warlords,” “When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors.”

July 6: “A Single Man,” “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

“The Book of Eli” • • • – In post-apocalyptic America, the fate of civilization depends on one man guarding a sacred book. With Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson. (1:58, R for some brutal violence and profanity)

“Youth in Revolt” • • • – With urging from his sly alter ego, a nerdy 16-year-old pursues the girl he pines for … despite her boyfriend. With Michael Cera, Justin Long, Portia Doubleday. R (1:29, R for sexual content, profanity and drug use)

“When in Rome” • – A New York workaholic missing out on love steals coins from a magic fountain in Italy and is pursued by five beaus. With Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Danny DeVito, Jon Heder, Anjelica Huston. (1:31, PG-13 for some suggestive content)

“It Came From Kuchar” – Fans of the Kuchar Brothers, Bronx-born underground directors, talk about the twins’ B-movies and their influence. With John Waters, B. Ruby Rich, Buck Henry. (86 mins. NR)

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