Meryl’s a Rocker; Bacon’s a Bad Copper

In theaters, Meryl Streep rocks out in a family dramedy and Kevin Bacon sizzles as a bad cop. At home, imagine the chances of this: Two new DVDs debut a moody film starring Tom Hardy…and a period piece based on a novel by Thomas Hardy. Hardy har-har!     Designates a Movies for Grownups Critic’s Choice   Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep stars as a third-tier rocker who returns for a visit with her ex-hubby (Kevin Kline) and grown …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Sept. 13

As the September movie doldrums continue, this weekend brings two films about dysfunctional families. But that’s where the similarites end. The New Stuff:   The Family Is it a warmhearted family comedy? Is it a bloodlusting mob flick? Writer/Director Luc Besson tries to have it both ways, and his all-star cast is caught in the crossfire. Robert De Niro plays an ex-mobster who, along with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their streetwise kids, relocates to rural France as part of …