Ethan Hunt, AKA Tom Cruise in super-stunt mode, is back once again in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the franchise that now spans 19 years, but this time Hunt has a fresh face helping him kick ass, and she’s ultimately one of the main reasons the film works so incredibly well.
New DVD and Blu-ray arriving this week on store shelves include: Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds as a man trying to survive being buried alive; the prequel Death Race 2, starring Luke Goss and Tanit Phoenix; plus a look at Takers, Sugar Sammy Live in Concert, and season one of Dan for Mayor.
Aside from the surprisingly clever story (especially for a direct-to-DVD sequel), and actors Luke Goss, Sean Bean, and Ving Rhames, I can think of one other great reason to check out Death Race 2 later today when it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray: South African model and actress Tanit Phoenix.
This week’s new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include David Fincher’s The Social Network, an offline drama about the makings of an online giant; the horror-comedy Piranha, starring Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, and Adam Scott; and the animated comedy Alpha And Omega.
Opening this weekend in theatres: Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman star in the romantic comedy, The Switch; a swarm of hungry prehistoric critters dominate the horror-comedy, Piranha 3D; Omid Djalili plays a Muslim man who discovers he might actually be Jewish in The Infidel; plus a look at the children’s comedy, Nanny McPhee Returns.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray: blood flies and the Nazis get their due in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds; a bachelor party in Las Vegas goes hilariously wrong in The Hangover; plus a look at The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, G-Force, and Taking Woodstock.