Rango – This film is an animated adventure that features the voice talent of Johnny Depp and is directed by Gore Verbinski, who is probably best known for directing the first three installments of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy. Rango is about a chameleon that ends up in an old west town called “Dirt”, where he is encouraged by the locals to stand up to the outlaws of the town, including the evil Rattlesnake Jake. The film was a hit at the box office this spring and with the star power of Depp, I’m sure it will be a hit on DVD as well. This film will be released on DVD shelves on Friday.
The Lincoln Lawyer – This film stars Matthew McConaughey and is about a criminal lawyer who works out of his Lincoln sedan. He defends common criminals and most of his cases are just middle of the road, until he lands the case of defending a playboy who is accused of rape and attempted murder. As the case evolves, new plot twists are revealed and McConaughey begins to fight for his own survival in both his career and his life. The film was a surprise hit at the box office this spring, as it was a consistent performer during its run in theatres.
Arthur – This film is a remake of the Dudley Moore classic about a wealthy man who is threatened to be cutoff from his inheritance if he does not marry a girl that has been selected for him. Unfortunately for Arthur, he has met a new girl that he actually likes, so the age old question of “For Love or Money” comes into play. Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner and Helen Mirren star in the remake. The film was not a hit at the box office and I don’t think audiences are ready for Russell Brand in a leading role yet. This film will be released on DVD shelves on Friday.
Insidious – This film stars Patrick Wilson and the plot is about a family dealing with their house being haunted, except that maybe the house is not what is causing the haunting, but their child. The film is directed by James Wan (who directed Saw) and is co-produced by Oren Peli (who wrote and directed Paranormal Activity). Insidious was a hit at the box office this spring and the film got good reviews from critics, which we all know is a rarity for a horror film.
Miral – This film is from acclaimed director Julian Schnabel (he directed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) and is about the lives of four women who fight for human rights despite the savagery of war that surrounds them. It only got a limited release in theatres, so you’ll probably have to hunt for it on DVD as stores will not be stocking up on this title.
TV on DVD
Damages: The Complete Third Season
Entourage: The Complete Seventh Season
E.R.: Season 15 (The Final Season)
MI-5: Volume 9
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