New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Jennifer Lopez stars in the romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan; the sixth and final season of Lost brings the epic series to a big, heartfelt finale; and a look at the third season of the sci-fi series Lexx, starring Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Xenia Seeberg, and Nigel Bennett.
Over the last five years, fans have turned to Lost for an inventive, far out, and moving story that frequently defied explanation. However, with the sixth and final season of Lost set to debut this week, the end is drawing near for one of the most discussed and examined shows on television, and answers can’t be very far away.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince debuts just in time to make onto your holiday shopping lists; Johnny Depp stars as bank robber John Dillinger in Public Enemies; plus a look at Julie & Julia, The Cove, and the fifth season of Lost.
Hollywood will have a hard time coming up with a cuter couple than Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan, who star in this week’s cheesy romantic comedy, Made of Honor. Also coming to DVD this week, the documentary [email protected] follows an aging choir singing rock songs, Ellen Burstyn stars in the iconic Canadian story The Stone Angel, and Speed Racer crashes in a fluffy disaster of poor storytelling and lame visuals.
Spies, hitmen, shantytown gangsters and terrorism are all front-and-centre this week with the latest new arrivals on DVD featuring drama and laughs, but only two legitimate must-sees: the dramatic comedy In Bruges, and Brazil’s City of Men.
Don’t let that big, effects-driven action film steal your spending money this weekend, it’s nothing compared to what I have to call one of the year’s most original films. Son of Rambow falls into the quirky category that often gets far too little attention, despite having an original story to tell. Other new films include Speed Racer with its slow plot, the Hollywood comedy What Happens In Vegas, and a true Canadian drama, The Stone Angel.
This week at a theatre near you, take a look inside an intricate plot to murder a president as five people try to unravel the truth in Vantage Point. Plus, two guys recreate their pile of lost video tapes at their neighbourhood video store in Be Kind Rewind; a high school student lands in a tough school and uses psychiatry to solve his problems in Charlie Bartlett; and in Caramel a group of women talk about life and love.