9 – This is a post-apocalyptic film where mankind has been destroyed. Some burlap sacks and machines have survived, and are at war. The film is based on a short film, and has a nice pedigree with Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton on board as executive producers.
Paranormal Activity – The indie-sensation and scariest film of 2009 arrives on DVD. The film follows a young couple who believe their house is haunted and decide to video-tape the things that go bump in the night. Easily the scariest film I saw all year (it was also the most fun). If you liked The Blair Witch Project, you should like this film.
Jennifer’s Body – Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried star in this horror-comedy about a girl who becomes possessed and begins to kill off all the men in her high school. This is Diablo Cody’s first feature film script since Juno, and director Karyn Kusama’s first film since Aeon Flux. It didn’t get much support in theatres, but I think it will do better on DVD.
A Perfect Getaway – This film was released at the end of the summer, as the studio didn’t have very much faith in it. It follows two couples who are vacationing on an island, that find out there are murderers killing tourists. They try to escape and not get killed. Steve Zahn and Milla Jovavich star.
The Marine II – WWE Wrestler Ted DiBiase stars in this sequel in name only to the John Cena action flick from a couple of years ago. The main plot is that DiBiase’s character and his wife are staying in a Thailand resort, and then terrorists take it over. Violence follows.
TV on DVD
Glee: Season One Volume 1 (Road To Sectionals) – It’s very rare that a new series that has not been cancelled comes out on DVD, before the first season is even over, but today the first half of the first season of Glee makes its way on DVD. The show follows a teacher who transforms an underachieving Glee squad into a contender, despite the protests of a phys-ed teacher. New songs are sung every week, and Glee has a strong following already, which will be out in full force today.
The United States of Tara: Season One – Another Diablo Cody project comes out on DVD. This critically acclaimed show also has Steven Speilberg as an executive producer. The main focus of the series is that of Tara, who has Dissociative Identity Disorder, and her different personalities come out all the time, to the dismay of her family. Toni Collette and John Corbett star.