January 20, 2012 in Features

Clooney’s ‘Ides’ a sharp political drama

Philadelphia Inquirer
Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “50/50,” “Happy, Happy,” “Limelight,” “Paranormal Activity 3,” “Real Steel,” “The Whistleblower”

Jan. 31: “The Big Year,” “The Double,” “Drive,” “In Time,” “The Thing,” “Thunder Soul”

“The Ides of March”: George Clooney directs and stars as a presidential candidate who seems too good to be true, and Ryan Gosling is the true believer running his campaign in this brilliantly realized political drama. With Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright. (1:42, R for pervasive language) • • • •

Also released this week: “Abduction,” “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” “Courageous”

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