Out this week on Blu-ray, Kevin Costner stars in one of his last good films, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Plus, on DVD, Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke star in the adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Killshot; Renée Zellweger is off to the boonies for the romantic comedy New in Town; and aliens attack the Vikings in the B-movie extravaganza, Outlander.
Out this week, forget about Tom Cruise‘s personal life and check him out in the World War II thriller, Valkyrie. Also available, Kevin James stars in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, there’s the campy horror remake My Bloody Valentine 3D, and best of all I take a look at season one of HBO’s vampire series, True Blood.
Out this week for your viewing pleasure, Rhona Mitra stars in the Underworld prequel, Rise of the Lycans, as her clan of vampires tries to deal with a rising tide of werewolves. Also out, Liam Neeson stars in the action-thriller, Taken; Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection debuts on Blu-ray; and Seth MacFarlane debuts his Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.
Coming to home video this week, Brad Pitt goes through the aging process for the epic drama, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Also out now, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in the drama Last Chance Harvey; Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor try to survive London’s terrible future in Incendiary; and in the Hindi film Chandni Chowk to China, a lowly cook has to become a kung fu hero.
Out on DVD this week, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays an introspective version of himself in JCVD; The Uninvited takes another stab at recreating the success of another Asian horror film; Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star in the comedy Bride Wars; and Taking Lives, starring Angelina Jolie, debuts on Blu-ray.
Two amazing, Oscar-nominated dramas make their debut on DVD this week: The Wrestler, featuring Mickey Rourke as an aging, down-on-his-luck star of the ring; and Ron Howard‘s film adaptation of the stage hit, Frost/Nixon. Also out this week, the biopic Notorious, Toronto Stories, Swing Vote, Smart People, and Into the Blue 2: The Reef.
New home releases this week include The Reader, starring Kate Winslet in her Oscar-winning role as Hanna Schmitz; Frank Miller‘s super-stylized comic book adaptation, The Spirit; The Deal, featuring William Macy and Meg Ryan; and Thirteenth Floor on Blu-ray.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week include The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves as the super-powered alien Klaatu, Yes Man starring Jim Carrey as a banker with a new attitude, and the animated Tale of Despereaux about a little mouse who isn’t afraid of anything.
One of last year’s most acclaimed films comes to home video this week: none other than director Danny Boyle‘s outstanding, Academy-Award winning, Slumdog Millionaire. Also available this week, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in Marley & Me, plus the French thriller, Tell No One.
Things quiet down a bit this week, with only two notable releases coming to DVD. On the one hand I take a look at the latest Bond movie, which arrives on Blu-ray this week, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the iron-skulled 007, who takes on a global evil in Quantum of Solace. Also arriving, Andy Richter‘s short-lived sitcom makes an appearance on DVD.