Comcast On Demand today premieres a big new slate of movies to check out. There’s the new Best Picture Nominee from the Coen Brothers A Serious Man, the ensemble comedy Couples Retreat, a pair of scare flicks in The Stepfather and Saw VI, and the unique romantic story The Time Traveler’s Wife. Take a closer look at all these movies below.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
In this adaptation of the popular novel, Rachel McAdams plays a woman placed in the unfortunate situation of having the love of her life turning out to be a man (Eric Bana) who periodically disappears to travel through time with absolutely no control over when and where it will happen.
A star-studded cast of couples who go on a therapeutic trip to a tropical island called Eden. Kristen Bell and Jason Bateman are the anal-retentive couple in trouble, but the life-weary couple Vince Vaughn and Malin Akerman learn a thing or two about their own marriage, as do the divorce-headed pair of Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis. Then, of course, there’s Faizon Love and his new way-too-young girlfriend he’s using to ease the pain of his recent divorce. It all adds up to comedy.
A Serious Man
The Coen Brothers’ follow-up to their star-studded hit Burn After Reading is this starless black comedy about Larry Gopnik (Tony-nominated Michael Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern Jewish physics professor whose serious life seriously begins to unravel when his long marriage suddenly ends with his wife leaving him for a pompous colleague, his annoying brother refuses to move out of his house, his kids act out and steal from him, an ambitious grad student tries to bribe and sue him at the same time, and someone he doesn’t know threatening him mysteriously.