DVD Tuesday: ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Walk Hard’

The oil trade gets a touch of evil this week as Daniel Day-Lewis‘ Oscar-winning role, from the film There Will Be Blood, arrives on DVD. Other notable new releases include the spoofy, music biopic, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, with an all too perfect John C. Reilly as Dewey; Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Earthy documentary, The 11th Hour; and the story of one mysterious critter’s birth into fame in The Water Horse.

DVD Tuesday: ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’

This week we have what you might call a slow week in new DVD releases, with just two notable films arriving in stores. On the one hand you have the creepy, menacing, and bloody Sweeney Todd, with Johnny Depp starring as the man with the straight razor himself. For those of you not looking for a film about jugular-splitting revenge, Alvin and the Chipmunks also arrives this week, although you might wish Mr. Todd was paying you a visit if sticky-sweet remakes aren’t your thing.

Film Friday: ’21’, ‘Run, Fat Boy, Run’

Live vicariously this week with a few films that put you in the shoes of high rollers, marathon runners, soldiers, and mock superheroes. In the clichéd 21, Jim Sturgess plays a geeky student out to make a few hundred thousand bucks in a Las Vegas scheme; Run, Fat Boy, Run has Simon Pegg trying to prove his love by running in a marathon; Stop-Loss is a drama about the plight of soldiers at war; and Superhero Movie spoofs those lovely men and women in tights.

DVD Tuesday: ‘The Mist’, ‘Control’

Horror films seem to get dumber and dumber with each passing year as studios resort to cheap plots and excessively bad casts. This week if you are looking for a scary movie that has a little bit more to say, check out Stephen King‘s The Mist, which arrives in all it’s scary, misty, greatness. Plus, take in the story of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in Control; the adaptation of the best selling book, The Kite Runner; or that sci-fi TV gem, Sliders, season four.

Film Friday: ‘The Grand’, ‘Married Life’

Sometimes as I prepare my thoughts for Film Friday I have to look at the screen and make sure I’ve read everything right. Taking a look at this coming weekend I really have to scratch my head and wonder if everyone might just want to spend some time outdoors rather than wasting time at the moving picture shows. Out of all the films headed to theatres, there is at least one gem in the comic poker film, The Grand. Other less hopeful new arrivals include Married Life, Shutter, Meet the Browns, and Drillbit Taylor.

Film Friday: ‘The Grand’, ‘Married Life’

Sometimes as I prepare my thoughts for Film Friday I have to look at the screen and make sure I’ve read everything right. Taking a look at this coming weekend I really have to scratch my head and wonder if everyone might just want to spend some time outdoors rather than wasting time at the moving picture shows. Out of all the films headed to theatres, there is at least one gem in the comic poker film, The Grand. Other less hopeful new arrivals include Married Life, Shutter, Meet the Browns, and Drillbit Taylor.

DVD Tuesday: ‘Enchanted’, ‘I Am Legend’

Multiple book adaptations arrive on DVD this week, plus two films that focus on two drastically different visions of New York City. Enchanted is however the big release of the week, and happens to be one of the first big signs that Disney still knows how to make a great fairly tale come to life. Also arriving this week are those three book adaptations, including the vampire survivor tale I Am Legend, Academy Award nominee Atonement, and Love in the Time of Cholera.

Film Friday: ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, ‘Doomsday’

As March break wraps up for many families across the country there is one great reason to take your family to the movies this weekend, and that is Dr. Seuss’s triumphant Horton Hears a Who! For years fans have been waiting for a good adaptation of Seuss’ stories, but they won’t have to wait any longer. Other fresh arrivals lean to the definite violent end of things, with the apocalyptic Doomsday, the teen fighter flick Never Back Down, and terror-filled Funny Games.

DVD Tuesday: ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Sleuth’

The Coen Brother’s award-winning No Country for Old Men arrives on DVD this week, and while all those awards will certainly draw movie fans in, the best reason to see the film is simply that it is one of the best examples great moviemaking that I have seen in a long time. Other new arrivals include Sleuth with Jude Law and Michael Caine, the dramedy Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell, and in that other format, Independence Day arrives on Blu-Ray.