This Week on DVD: Megamind and more

This weeks DVD pick is Megamind.

"Megamind" is the most brilliant super–villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way – Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day?

EN 5 Second Review: This movie is a blast for kids and adults alike. A very smart superman send up for adults and plenty of slapstick to keep the kids entertained.

Also on DVD this week:

February 22
Alien vs. Ninja (Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
All-Star Superman (2-Disc Special Edition) (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
All-Star Superman (Single-Disc) (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
Birdemic: Shock and Horror (Horror, Romance, Thriller) Buy Now!
Black Lightning (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller) Buy Now!
Change of Plans (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Chobits: The Complete Box Set (Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
DCU All-Star Superman (Single-Disc Edition) (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
DCU All-Star Superman (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
Due Date (Comedy) Buy Now!
Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It (Comedy) Buy Now!
Eyes of the Mothman (Documentary) Buy Now!
Fish Tank (The Criterion Collection) (Drama) Buy Now!
FLCL: The Complete Series (Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
Ga-rei: Zero: Complete Series (Limited Edition) (Action, Animation, Drama, Horror, TV) Buy Now!
Get Low (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Ghost House Underground: Psych: 9 (Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Goemon (Action, Drama) Buy Now!
Huge: The Complete Series (Comedy, Drama, Family) Buy Now!
I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash (Documentary) Buy Now!
Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four (Documentary, Reality TV) Buy Now!
Invader Zim: Operation Doom (Animation, Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Kings of Pastry (Documentary, Drama, Family) Buy Now!
Last Train Home (Documentary) Buy Now!
Leaving (Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
Les Miserables (Crime, Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
Nurse Jackie: Season Two (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
Room in Rome (Drama) Buy Now!
Senso (The Criterion Collection) (Drama, Romance, War) Buy Now!
Sweet Smell of Success (The Criterion Collection) (Drama) Buy Now!
Sword of War (Drama, History) Buy Now!
Timmy Time: Timmy Steals the Show (Animation, Family) Buy Now!
Two in the Wave (Documentary) Buy Now!
Unmade Beds (Drama) Buy Now!

February 25
Megamind (Mega Double DVD Pack) (Animation, Comedy, Family ) Pre-Order
Megamind (Single Disc Edition) (Animation, Comedy, Family ) Pre-Order

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Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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DVD Pick: Secretariat

“entertaining and inspiring from beginning to end.”

secretariatDisney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart, and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of Miracle, Invincible and The Rookie.

Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariatalt and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, Secretariat is hours of pulse-pounding entertainment for the whole family!

EN 5 Second Review: Corny, but in all the best ways you can imagine Secretariat is both entertaining and inspiring from beginning to end.

Buy now for just 15.99alt

Other DVD releases this week:

Adventures of Power (Comedy) Buy Now!
Broadcast News (Criterion Collection) (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
Dead Space: Aftermath (Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Action, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Like Dandelion Dust (Drama, Family) Buy Now!
Nowhere Boy (Biography, Drama, Musical) Buy Now!
Open Season 3 (Animation, Comedy) Buy Now!
Red (Special Edition) (Action, Comedy) Buy Now!
Red Hill (Crime, Thriller) Buy Now!
Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection (Various) Buy Now!
Santa Sangre (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Saw 3D (The Final Chapter) (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Secretariat (Drama) Buy Now!
The Traveler (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Tupac Uncensored & Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes (Documentary) Buy Now!
What’s the Matter with Kansas? (Documentary) Buy Now!
White Wedding (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!

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imageFeatured DVD: Machete

Not a great week in DVD releases this week, some mindless comedy and horror abound. The only movie of interest is producer-writer-codirector Robert Rodriguez’s Machete which is, to us anyway in grindhouse parlance, one mean mother f’er.

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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DVD Pick: Date Night

Tina Fey and Steve Carell are two of the most charming performers in entertainment today. Their goofy attractiveness makes them a perfect couple in Date Night: an unremarkable husband and wife from New Jersey, they get mistaken for crooks in Manhattan, sending them on a wild night replete with snooty wait staff, crooked cops, glitter-specked strippers, a shirtless superspy (Mark Wahlberg, as buff as ever), and a preposterous car chase. The movie makes no effort to be remotely plausible and the last third really goes off the rails, and it would probably be better served by less familiar faces in minor roles (bit parts are played by Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Wiig, Common, James Franco, Mila Kunis, William Fichtner, and Ray Liotta). It’s disappointing that the dialogue doesn’t crackle the way it does on 30 Rock or The Office. But Fey and Carell carry the movie along through sheer nerdy pluck. Rarely does a couple in a movie seem genuinely devoted to each other, not out of wild passion, but for all the things that a real marriage is built on: patience, shared humor, a willingness to deal with day-to-day annoyances, and simple affection. Fey and Carell seem like a couple you’d actually enjoy going out to dinner with. In today’s world, that’s more romantic than sunsets and bouquets of roses.

This Week on DVD

August 10
Crumb (Criterion Collection) (Documentary) Order

Date Night (Comedy) Order

Death at a Funeral (Comedy) Order

Graphic Sexual Horror (Special Edition) (Documentary) Order

Helen (Drama) Order

The Joneses (Comedy, Drama) Order

Just Say Love (Drama, Romance) Order

Louie Bluie (Criterion Collection) (Documentary, Music) Order

Manuela & Manual (Comedy) Order

Max Headroom: The Complete Series (Comedy, Sci-Fi, TV) Order

Multiple Sarcasms (Drama) Order

My Name is Khan (Drama, Romance) Order

Numb3rs: The Sixth Season (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV) Order

Say Goodnight (Comedy) Order

Titan Maximum: Season One (Animation) Order

Trauma: Season 1 (Drama, TV) Order

Under the Mountain (Horror) Order

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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DVD Spotlight

Spotlighting some of our favorite DVD releases

Kick-Ass

The cinematic equivalent of a half case of Red Bull chased with donuts, Kick-Ass is a giddy, violent experience–and not your average superhero movie. Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., it offers a set of heroes who are decidedly without superpowers: Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides he’ll be just like a comic-book character, and puts on a ridiculous green suit to fight crime as the mysterious Kick-Ass. Luckily, somebody else had the same idea and comes along to rescue the incompetent crusader: Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), who also happen to be running around town wearing masks and vanquishing evil. And here we have the movie’s masterstroke: Hit Girl, a pint-sized preteen who slaughters bad guys and swears like a sailor on leave (and was the focus of a measure of controversy when the movie was released). The main target of our heroes is a gangster (Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes), whose neglected son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, McLovin from Superbad) figures he might just pull on a costume himself and become… Red Mist! (One of the many funny things about Kick-Ass is that the superhero names are hopelessly lame.) Director Matthew Vaughn is operating at the same glib level as his Layer Cake, with cutesy song cues galore and a freewheeling appetite for cartoon violence. This means the movie’s high wears off quickly, but it does get high–a crazy, hilarious (and by the way: decidedly R-rated) kick…more

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    Special Features

    It’s On!: The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass
    Matthew Vaughn Audio Commentary
    The Art of Kick-Ass
    Marketing Archive

    This Week on DVD

    August 3
    ‘night, Mother (Drama) Order
    A Prophet (Crime, Drama) Order
    After.Life (Psychological Thriller) Order
    The Allnighter (Comedy, Romance) Order
    Cross My Heart (Comedy, Romance) Order
    Curious George: Back to School (Animation, Family, TV) Order
    Days That Shook The World: The Complete Series (Documentary, TV) Order
    Days That Shook The World: Season Three (Documentary, TV) Order
    Deathsport/BattleTruck (Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Double Feature) (Various) Order
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Comedy, Family) Order
    Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (Various) Order
    Elvis on Tour (Documentary) Order
    Elvis: 75th Anniversary (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) (Various) Order
    The Ghost Writer (Thriller) Order
    Going Berserk (Comedy) Order
    The Great Waldo Pepper (Adventure, Drama) Order
    The Greek Tycoon (Drama) Order
    Hawaii Five-O: 9-Season Pack (Crime, Drama, TV) Order
    Hawaii Five-O: The Ninth Season (Crime, Drama, TV) Order
    Henson’s Place (Documentary) Order
    Heroes: Season 4 (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV) Order
    Humanoids from the Deep (Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Special Edition) (Horror, Sci-Fi) Order
    Kick-Ass (Action, Adventure) Order
    The Kim Novak Collection (Various) Order
    Mercy: The Complete First Season (Drama, TV) Order
    Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi) Order
    Open House (Psychological Thriller) Order
    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman: Deluxe Edition (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance) Order
    Piranha (Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Special Edition) (Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi) Order
    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (Comedy, TV) Order
    To Save a Life (Drama) Order
    Turner Classic Movies Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures (Various) Order

    Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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    This week on DVD our picks is The Losers, an explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, The Losers centers around an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. But the team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar – soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross instigated by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact they’re now presumed dead, the group goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max.

    The Losers provides nonstop and pretty thrilling action, with a stellar cast, doing the comic book series from which it was adapted proud in the process. The movie may not have an airtight plot line, but its enthusiastic, talented actors–Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, and the underappreciated Jason Patric–and the crisp, punch-packing direction by Sylvain White more than make up for it…

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    July 20

    2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (Comedy, Horror) Order
    2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (Unrated) (Comedy, Horror) Order
    A Town Called Panic (Action, Adventure, Animation) Order
    The Bannen Way (Action, Comedy, Thriller) Order
    Being Human: Season 1 (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, TV) Order
    Black Narcissus (The Criterion Collection) (Drama) Order
    Cartoon Network Hall of Fame: Courage the Cowardly Dog – Season One (Animation, Family, TV) Order
    Cop Out (Rock Out with Your Glock Out Edition) (Comedy, Crime) Order
    Desperate Romantics (Drama, TV) Order
    Forbidden World (2-Disc Special Edition) (Horror, Sci-Fi) Order
    Galaxy of Terror (Special Edition) (Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi) Order
    I Do & I Don’t (Comedy) Order
    Jersey Shore: Season One (Unrated) (Reality TV) Order
    Just Another Day (Drama) Order
    Look Around You: Season One (Comedy, TV) Order
    The Losers (Action, Thriller) Order
    Matlock: The Fifth Season (Crime, Drama, TV) Order
    My Boys: The Complete Second and Third Seasons (Comedy, TV) Order
    NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2009-2010 (Sports) Order
    Ninja’s Creed (Action, Thriller) Order
    Nollywood Babylon (Documentary) Order
    The Professional (Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller) Order
    The Red Shoes (The Criterion Collection) (Drama, Music, Romance) Order
    The Runaways (Biography, Drama, Music) Order
    UFC Presents World Extreme Cagefighting: Aldo vs. Faber (Sports, TV) Order
    The Wronged Man (Drama, TV) Order

    July 21
    Prodigal Sons (Documentary) Order

    Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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