Battle: Los Angeles – This action film stars Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez and is about aliens who attack Earth, with the film focusing on the battle between humans and aliens that is taking place in Los Angeles. It some ways, it feels like a remake of Independence Day, but it was a decent hit at the box office this past spring and is the highest profile title of the week being released on DVD.
Hall Pass – This film stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis and is directed by The Farrelly Brothers. Hall Pass is a comedy about two men who are given a week off from being married by their wives, so they can let their freak flag fly. They soon realize that what they think the single life is like, compared to the reality of being single, are two wildly different things. The film was just a modest hit at the box office this spring, and I don’t know if it’s going to find an audience on DVD.
Red Riding Hood – This film is a new twist on the classic tale that stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman and is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (who directed Twilight). The film follows Seyfried’s character, as she is torn between two men, one she loves, the other her parents have arranged for her to marry. She wants to runaway, but a werewolf is roaming the woods and killing people in the village. When the villagers realize that the werewolf could be any one of them, Seyfried fears that it could end up being one of the men in her life. The film bombed in theatres, but I’m sure teenage girls will check it out on DVD.
Big Mommas: Life Father, Like Son – Martin Lawrence returns to one of his most successful franchises with Big Mommas: Life Father, Like Son. Unfortunately for Lawrence, the film was a flop at the box office as I think people got tired of the basic plot of Lawrence dressing up in drag to solve a crime. The catch in this sequel is that Brandon T. Jackson is his partner and dresses up in drag as well. It was far and away the lowest grossing installment in the franchise.
Jackass 3.5 – This is a Direct-to-DVD film that is comprised of unused footage from Jackass 3. This is definitely a film that only fans of Jackass will be interested in. There’s no plot, just ridiculous stunts (and since I’m fan, I’ll be checking it out).
Kill The Irishman – Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Linda Cardellini, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken star in this film that is based on a true story of Irish-American mobster and F.B.I. informant Danny Greene, and the turf war that took place in Cleveland between the Irish and the Italians in the 1970’s.
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth – Fans of the band are excited for this documentary. It chronicles the beginning of the band and the high’s and low’s they have suffered along the way. From what I’ve read it’s more of a documentary for fans who don’t know much about the Foo Fighters, but for fans of the band, they will think it is amazing.
TV on DVD
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – Volume Eight
The Glades – The Complete First Season
Haven – The Complete First Season
Until Next Tuesday!