The Green Hornet – This box office hit is from director Michel Gondry and stars Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. The film follows the adventures of a young media magnet (Rogen) and his assistant (Chou) as they deal with the death of the media magnet’s father by posing as vigilantes that take down the bad guys while angering the police at the same time. The film is a mixture of action and comedy and did have some cool 3-D effects in theatres (the segments called Kato-Vision were well done, although I don’t know how well those effects will translate in 2-D). Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz round out the supporting cast and this is the highest profile title of the week.
The Dilemma – This comedy is from director Ron Howard and stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connelly. Vaughn and James are best friends, but when Vaughn sees James wife (played by Ryder) cheating on him, Vaughn doesn’t know how to go about telling his friend, and whether or not to even tell him in the first place. The film was a box office dud this winter, but the star power of the film should be enough for the film to find life on DVD.
From Prada to Nada – This film is modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s classic “Sense and Sensibility”. When their father dies and leaves them penniless, a group of sisters find out what’s its like to not have privileges in life and have to come to terms with reality. The film did not have a big release in theatres and does not have a lot of star power behind it, but I’m sure female audiences will want to see it for the brand name that is used in the title.
Bruce Springsteen – The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town – The title of this film says it all, as this documentary takes a look at the making of Springsteen’s 4th album Darkness on the Edge of Town which includes the songs “Badlands” and “Prove It All Night”.
TV ON DVD
According to Jim: The Complete Third Season
Boy Meets World: The Complete Fifth Season
Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Second Season
Melrose Place: Sixth Season, Volume One
Penn and Teller Bullshit!: The Complete Eighth Season
The PJ’s: Season One
Until Next Tuesday!