WEEKLY WRAP: Buried treasure, reading pleasure

Posted by · 11:30 pm · July 11th, 2009

Leonardo DiCaprio and Michelle Williams in Shutter IslandEntirely slipped my mind to do this on Friday, but here’s what we (and you) were talking about this week:

At 2009’s halfway mark, this week’s list shone a light on the year’s most undersung films thus far.

In Page to Screen this week, we eagerly sank our teeth into Dennis Lehane’s “Shutter Island.”

As the respective “Ice Age” and “Transformers” rehashes battled for box-office glory, “Up” quietly became Pixar’s second-highest grosser.

Meanwhile, soon-to-be titan “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” garnered mixed-to-positive notices.

Burton, Lasseter, Miyazaki, Zemeckis … the upcoming Comic-Con just got a lot more auteur-heavy.

Speaking of comics, “The Green Lantern” has a lead … and his name is Ryan Reynolds.

Away from the big screen, we discussed the joys of bargain-bin DVDs.

And stirred up debate with a celebration of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”




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