New releases this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: the steamy Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton as a journalist looking to say goodbye to her home town; Middle Men, with Luke Wilson as a problem solver trying to make a fortune off of the early days of Internet pornography; the light drama, The Romantics, with Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin; plus a look at the comedies You Again, and Life As We Know It.
Opening this Thanksgiving weekend at a theatre near you: Diane Lane stars in the Disney drama, Secretariat; Ryan Reynolds is trapped in a coffin for 90 minutes in Buried; plus a look at Life As We Know It and My Soul To Take.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Pixar’s Up flies to new heights as an old man journeys to South America with one young stowaway; Gerrard Butler and Katherine Heigl star in the comedy The Ugly Truth; and Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut delivers a whole new cut of the epic film for rabid fans. I also take a look at G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, the complete collection; plus Logan’s Run and Heat debut on Blu-ray.
Dating gets more difficult this week, as Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star in the wannabe romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth. Also opening in theatres, a group of guineau pigs goes top secret in G-Force, an adoption turns horrific in Orphan, and in select theatres look for the comedy, (500) Days of Summer.
Dream the impossible dream, and settle in for one of the first great date movies in weeks, 27 Dresses. That is, as long as you’re not worried about your loved one getting ideas about marriage. If you’re looking for more serious fare this week, the best bet on DVD is the Oscar-nominated French film, Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Other new arrivals include the Golden Compass, How She Move, and a smattering of classic and trashy TV shows.