New on DVD this week, Robert Downey Jr. stars alongside Jamie Foxx in the obvious, heart-tugging drama, The Soloist. Also available, Disney revisits the family franchise from yesteryear with Race to Witch Mountain, and Idris Elba stars with Beyoncé in the thriller Obsessed.
Vin Diesel returns to the cars and the deadly races this week with the release of Fast & Furious on DVD and Blu-ray. Also arriving this week in stores, there is the lamentably bad teen comedy, Miss March, plus TV’s hit sci-fi drama, Battlestar Galactica, the complete series.
Your television will get a work out this week, with two eye-popping cinematic extravaganzas: the director’s cut of Zack Snyder‘s Watchmen, and Henry Selick‘s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Coraline. Also out this week, a horde of zombies take over a small town in Bruce Macdonald‘s Pontypool.
New releases seem to have dried up today, so this week I take a look at 13 of my favorite summer movies and DVDs, including action movies, teen comedies, love stories, and of course, a few recent notable animated classics.
Available this week on DVD, Nicolas Cage tries to unravel the dark truth behind a collection of mysterious numbers in Knowing, in The Unborn a young woman is tormented by an evil spirit set upon her family during the days Nazi Germany, and Push has an artificially enhanced young duo trying to bring down the dark agency that created them.
Revisit your high school days this week with the first season of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, which finally lands on DVD. Plus, Charlie Cox stars in Stone of Destiny, while Kristin Kreuk kicks some butt in Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li.
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.
Arriving this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Joshua Jackson stars as a wayward soul in the drama, One Week. Also out, Jason Voorhees returns to the screen in a glossy remake of Friday the 13th, the first season of the animated Transformers series lands on DVD, plus, Ghostbusters and Dr. Strangelove both come out on Blu-ray.
A fresh stack of DVDs arrive in stores this week, including the Clint Eastwood drama Gran Torino, The International starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, plus the teen comedy Fired Up.
Out this week on DVD, Daniel Craig drops the machismo of Britain’s 007 for the bitter cold of Eastern Europe as he plays a man trying to save a group of refugees in Defiance; He’s Just Not That Into You features an all-star cast attempting to bring real life to the pages of a popular self-help book; and we take a quick look at Fanboys, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and Revolutionary Road.