‘The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’
(R, 115 minutes, Music Box Films): “The 100 Year Old Man” is the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time, based on the international bestseller of the same name by Jonas Jonasson, which has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. A long-winded, but often hilarious film, in which a centenarian recounts his extremely colorful life while absconding with millions in drug money, aided and abetted by a ragtag group of characters he encounters along the way. The cast is totally game for all the nonsense, and some of the comic riffs are truly inspired – Karlsson’s lifelong love of explosives provides some really funny moments. But in the end, Herngren’s film is simply too much of a good thing. Ten to 15 minutes shorter, with less going on, this would have been one of the most fabulously zany films of the last few years. In English and Swedish with English subtitles. Contains profanity and some violence. Extras: Making-of featurette, cast and crew interviews, trailer.
(PG-13, 107 minutes, Universal): In this faith-based period drama, a 7-year-old boy (Jakob Salvati) is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his father (Michael Rapaport) home from World War II. Also stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James. Contains violence and some disturbing images. Extras: Deleted scenes and animated short “Snack Attack.”
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‘Lambert & Stamp’
(R, 117 minutes, Sony): An engaging documentary about the brain trust behind The Who – the two men who, in the words of singer Roger Daltrey, essentially were the fifth and sixth members of The Who: Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, who met while working in the mid-’60s at a London film studio. It’s a loosely structured film that doesn’t offer any definitive answers to questions about The Who and the wizards behind the band, but it is a vital and untethered account of one of the prime bands of its era, along with a revealing portrait of that era. Contains language, some drug content and brief nudity.
- “Blood Cells”
- “Bottoms Up”
- “Catching Faith”
- “5 to 7”
- “It Happened Here” “Lambert & Stamp”
- “The Riot Club”
- “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”
- “The Seventh Dwarf”
- “Z Storm”
- “The Blacklist: The Complete Second Season”
- “Mike & Molly: The Complete Fifth Season”
- “Rookie Blue: Season Five, Volume One “
- “The Royals: The Complete First Season”
- “Welcome Back, Kotter: The Final Season”