DVD Tuesday: ‘Australia’ & ‘Milk’

Arriving on store shelves this week, travel with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman to Australia’s rugged Outback for an adventure-packed romance, or visit with Sean Penn in his Oscar-winning performance as the courageous Harvey Milk. Also out this week, but much less interesting, Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac star in Soul Men, and Disney drops their latest ridiculous comedy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Film Friday: ‘Transporter 3’ & ‘Australia’

Canadians get an early gift this week as American Thanksgiving pushes all of the new releases to Wednesday. Debuting a bit early this week, Transporter 3 has Jason Statham muscling his way across Europe with a “delivery” in tow, an epic romance blossoms between Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in Baz Luhrmann‘s Australia, while Four Christmases copies the usual lame Christmas comedy routine. And the only truly great release this week has Sean Penn starring in Milk, about the life of Harvey Milk.

DVD Tuesday: ’27 Dresses’, ‘Diving Bell and the Butterfly’

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.