New releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week include: Tom Hooper’s Oscar winning historical drama, The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush; the modern comic remake of Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black; the drama Rabbit Hole with stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart; plus a look at Mortal Kombat on Blu-ray and Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.
Opening this weekend in theatres across the country: Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell star in the epic adventure, The Eagle; Adam Sandler tries to woo a younger woman in the comedy, Just Go With It; William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a comic take in the animated Gnomeo And Juliet; plus a look at the music documentary, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
This week in theatres: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde star in Disney’s 3-D spectacle, Tron: Legacy; plus a look at Yogi Bear, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the musical drama, Nine; things get a little strange in Terry Gilliam‘s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; and Steven Spielberg‘s moving war epic Saving Private Ryan arrives on Blu-ray.
Opening this week just in time for Christmas holidays, Robert Downey Jr. stars as tough but wise Sherlock Holmes; Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Rob Marshall‘s musical, Nine; plus a look at Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, It’s Complicated, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Up In The Air.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Douglas does his best deranged father impression this week in King of California, one of a hand full of notable DVDs arriving on store shelves this week. Other new releases include The Invasion starring Nicole Kidman, Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley, and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Daddy Day Camp.
Coming to a theatre near you this week, an epic fantasy pushes a young girl into battle to save existence, Keira Knightley stars in another period romance, John Cusack plays a father trying to connect with his children, Guy Ritchie‘s latest gangs and guns film arrives, and Leelee Sobieski pretends to be a dominatrix.