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.

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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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This Week on DVD

This week on dvd we have a lot of television series coming out, Castle, Community, Desperate Housewives, Human Target, Law and Order and more are all coming on DVD this week which happens to be televisions premiere week as well. The only big release is Robin Hood which is not highly recommended. Our pick this week is from the television genre with Spartacus: Blood and Sand – The Complete First Season (Action, Drama, Fantasy, TV). Spartacus 

September 21
30 Rock: Season 4 (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

Alien Autopsy (Comedy, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!

Being Human: Season Two (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, TV) Buy Now!

Bored to Death: The Complete First Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

Castle: The Complete Second Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Community: The Complete First Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season (Comedy, Drama, TV) Buy Now!

The Experiment (Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!

Fantômas: The Complete Saga (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!

The Films of Nikita Mikhalkov: Volume 1 (Various) Buy Now!

How I Met Your Mother: Season Five (Comedy) Buy Now!

Human Target: The Complete First Season (Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Year Eleven (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!

The Legend of Bruce Lee (Biography, TV) Buy Now!

The Locksmith (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!

Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain (Documentary) Buy Now!

The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!

Modern Family: The Complete First Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

MythBusters Collection 6 (Documentary, TV) Buy Now!

Ondine (Drama, Fantasy) Buy Now!

Petty Blue (Documentary) Buy Now!

The Power of Myth (Documentary) Buy Now!

Robin Hood (2-Disc Unrated Director’s Cut) (Action, Adventure) Buy Now!

Robin Hood (Unrated Director’s Cut) (Action, Adventure) Buy Now!

Saturday Night Live: Best of ’09/’10 (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

The Secret in Their Eyes (Crime, Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!

Spartacus: Blood and Sand – The Complete First Season (Action, Drama, Fantasy, TV) Buy Now!

Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (Drama) Buy Now!

Stripped Naked (TV) Buy Now!

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Animation, Family, Fantasy) Buy Now!

Triple Dog (Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Seventh Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

The Zookeeper (Drama) Buy Now!

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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Killers

Killers has been murdered by most film critics, and the box-office receipts haven’t been too impressive either. But that’s kind of a bad rap. Granted, it isn’t likely to make many year’s best (or even month’s best) lists, but this is an entertaining little diversion that at the very least offers an appealing cast, a few laughs, and some cool chase scenes. Katherine Heigl plays Jen, who, having recently been dumped by her boyfriend, is vacationing in Nice with her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara). Enter Spencer (Ashton Kutcher), a hired assassin (hey, it’s a comedy) who happens to be on the scene for a job. The couple’s cutesy flirting turns into a romantic dinner, which leads to some heavy drinking… and before you know it, Spencer has renounced the killing gig, married Jen, and moved back to her hometown in the States, where he becomes a "corporate consultant." Three years later his past catches up to him, as we knew it would, and a seemingly limitless array of hired guns emerges from the woodwork, intent on collecting the $20 million bounty that’s been put on Spencer’s head. Exactly why this is, and who’s responsible for it, are secrets revealed only at the end, although perspicacious viewers will no doubt have seen it coming. In the meantime, Spencer’s revelation of who he really is and Jen’s reaction to it are mildly reminiscent of the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Jamie Lee Curtis relationship in True Lies, as issues of trust, safety, and Jen’s newly discovered pregnancy complicate Spencer’s attempts to keep the two of them alive while he tries to figure out what’s going on. Director Robert Luketic displays a sure hand during the action sequences, but he’s working with a thin script and a pair of attractive young actors whose chemistry doesn’t exactly burn up the screen. Those are serious drawbacks, but all in all, there are far worse ways to kill a couple of hours than watching Killers.

September 7th DVD Releases

Blood Into Wine (Documentary) Buy Now!

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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    This Week on DVD

    This week on DVD we have Nine (2009), Leap Year (2010), and Tooth Fairy (2010)

    Though our original review of Tooth Fairy (2010) was fairly scathing, the DVD release has us rethinking this movie as one we would not mind sitting around and watching with the kids. So it is our pick of the week on DVD

    May 4
    Evil Toons (20th Anniversary Edition) (Animation) Buy Now!
    According to Jim: The Complete Second Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
    Cold Storage (Horror) Buy Now!
    Dirt: The Complete Second Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!
    Dirty Dancing: Limited Keepsake Edition (Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
    Doctor Zhivago (45th Anniversary Edition) (Drama, Romance, War) Buy Now!
    Hamlet (Drama, TV) Buy Now!
    Iron Man: The Complete Animated Series (Action, Animation, TV) Buy Now!
    Leap Year (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
    Man vs. Wild: Season 4 (Adventure, Reality TV) Buy Now!
    Matinee (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
    The Moment After 2 (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller) Buy Now!
    Murdoch Mysteries: Season 2 (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
    Nine (Drama, Musical) Buy Now!
    No Time for Sergeants (Comedy) Buy Now!
    Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!: The Complete Seventh Season (Comedy, Documentary, TV) Buy Now!
    Preacher’s Kid (Drama) Buy Now!
    Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Comedy, Music) Buy Now!
    Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980s: Volume 1 (Animation, TV) Buy Now!
    Suburbia (Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!
    TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: War (Western) Buy Now!
    Tetro (Drama) Buy Now!
    Tooth Fairy (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
    Virtuality (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!
    Wolverine and the X-Men: Revelation (Animation) Buy Now!

    Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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