New this week on home video: Timothy Olyphant tries to survive a town of infected killers in The Crazies; John Cusack goes on a wild ride through the eighties in Hot Tub Time Machine; Paul Bettany plays Charles Darwin in the drama, Creation; and a look at Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Opening this week in theatres, John Cusack stars in the farce, Hot Tub Time Machine; Dreamworks goes mythic once more in the animated tale, How to Train Your Dragon; and Atom Egoyan debuts his latest erotic drama, Chloe.
This week's new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include Roland Emmerich's epic disaster, 2012; Spike Jonze's adaptation of the children's book, Where the Wild Things Are; plus a look at The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Ponyo.
Roland Emmerich's disaster epic 2012 is still over a month away from release, but tonight you can get a two-minute sneak peek of the film, and it's coming to pretty much every channel on television. Between 10:50 and 11:00 PM (ET & PT) tonight (October 1), Sony Pictures will be rolling out a massive "roadblock" for 2012 that will appear on almost every network across North America, giving viewers a whole scene from the film to get them interested in the upcoming release.
In a Germany without accents, with the air of a city that could just as easily be 50 years ago or yesterday, Max follows the life of Max Rothman (played by John Cusack), a former soldier who came back from WWI without one of his arms and as an artist with only one hand, Max finds himself unable to paint, which leads him to start selling art in a local warehouse. On the evening that the film opens, Max meets an inspired young artist named Adolf Hitler who approaches Max with the hope that he'll consider showing his art in the gallery. Nothing is that simple though, and even as we see Hitler walking away, there is an urgency and terror that bleeds into every conversation from then on as we begin to see what Hitler's youth might have been like.