Happy New Year, movie fans. Ringing in the new year are a hand full of new movies which debut on DVD and Blu-ray this week. This week’s big releases include: Robert Rodriguez’s grindhouse extravaganza, Machete, starring Danny Trejo; Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the comedy, Dinner For Schmucks; and a look at Jay Roach’s horror film, The Last Exorcism.
Thank you, Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez. After months of lead-up I finally got to see Machete last night and it was definitely kick-ass.
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: Benicio Del Toro stars in the horror-action film, The Wolfman; director Garry Marshall brings together a massive cast for the romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Logan Lerman stars in the adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Get your chuckle on this week with two spoofy comedies arriving on DVD. On the brighter side there is Will Ferrell‘s retro basketball comedy, Semi-Pro, while Meet the Spartans is the definite lame joke of the week. Other new releases include The Eye, The Good Shepherd, Mama’s Boy, and Control.
A number of films open this weekend in theatres across the country, but the bad news is that none of them look like award winners, unless you mean a Golden Raspberry. The good news? You can save your money for films coming out in late-February. Among the movies debuting this week: The Eye starring Jessica Alba, the moronic comedy Strange Wilderness, a ghostly comedy called Over Her Dead Body, and Hannah Montana‘s 3-D concert film.
This week’s new films arriving on DVD include the raunchy comedy Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook and Jessica Alba, biblical spoof The Ten with Paul Rudd, high school comedy Mr. Woodcock, the kid-friendly adventure The Last Mimzy, and the suspense-driven Fracture starring Anthony Hopkins.
The steady flow of movies slows down a bit this week before the big December rush, but there are a few films headed to theatres this week. If you can stomach it, a new thriller arrives in theatres, plus the many lives of Bob Dylan come to the big screen, Woody Allen debuts his crime melodrama, and a family gets in trouble at the West Edmonton Mall.
Everybody loves a good hero. They’re daring people with amazing abilities who want to make the world better. So it was natural that when computer animation finally became realistic enough to make anything look real, we reached back into the comic books and decided to make movies about the kinds of heroes we’ve always wanted to see on the silver screen… superheroes.