This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Clint Eastwood‘s drama, Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela; the star-studded romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Extraordinary Measures, with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser.
Opening this week in theatres; Freddy Kreuger slashes his way back onto screen with the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street; Paul Gross stars in the Canadian comedy, Gunless; and Brendan Fraser is attacked by nature in the eco-comedy, Furry Vengeance.
Paul Bettany stars in not one but two new films opening in theatres this week, including the drama Creation, about the life of a young Charles Darwin, and the horrific action thriller, Legion. Other new arrivals include Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser, plus the sugary-sweet comedy, The Tooth Fairy starring Dwayne Johnson.
New on DVD, Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart comes alive on screen with Brendan Fraser playing the unfortunately gifted man who finds out that he can bring characters to life from the pages of any book. Also new this week, Steve Martin stars in the shoddy sequel, The Pink Panther 2, and Isla Fischer toys with financial ruin in Confessions Of A Shopaholic.
In theatres this week, a man and his daughter have to battle evil, fictional forces in Inkheart. Also opening, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ventures back in the Underworld story, introducing a young werewolf “Romeo” and his vampire “Juliet,” and The Dark Knight returns to IMAX.
The Coen Brothers dark comedy Burn After Reading debuts on DVD this week, with John Malkovich playing a determinedly irate CIA agent dealing with two scheming gym workers. Also arriving this week, Meryl Streep stars in the film adaptation of Mamma Mia!, Jason Statham shows off some lethal driving skills in Death Race, and more.
Join Delta House for their 30th anniversary with the release of National Lampoon’s Animal House on DVD, while Brendan Fraser goes on a Journey to the Center of the Earth. Plus, check out the top 10 Halloween horror films, and the hilarious 90s television series, Newsradio.
Like a scene from a Monty Python sketch, this week’s top film seems to beg the line: “Bring out your dead.” The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor not only has a 2000 year old guy coming back to life, but on top of that, the film is also getting the kind of reviews that are fit for the crypt. Reviews for the other big new arrival this week, Swing Vote, suggests it’s oddly a not-bad alternative, but over all of the reviews, the documentary American Teen may actually be your best bet.
Join star Brendan Fraser on a 3D Journey to the Center of the Earth, while Guillermo del Toro reinvigorates his kitten-loving hero in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Other new arrivals at movie theatres this week include Eddie Murphy‘s laughable, but odd Meet Dave, and Indie comedy The Wackness.