DVD Pick: The Kings Speech

“A perfect package featuring top notch acting, directing, and a perfect script and beautiful cinematography”

Release Date: April 19, 2011
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenwriter: David Seidler
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for some language)
Official Website: KingsSpeech.com

Based on the true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. "The King’s Speech" stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING’S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice.

The award-winning cast includes Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon.


EN Review: This is not just a period piece, we usually do not care for them at all, this is a slice of life and history. It’s a perfect package featuring top notch acting, directing, and a perfect script and beautiful cinematography all come together and watching this you can see exactly why it won every award.

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This Week on DVD

This week features two huge releases as both Tron: Legacy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hit the shelves. For those not into the sci-fi there is also Little Fockers for a laugh.

April 5
Arabesque (Action, Adventure, Drama) Buy Now!

Captain Newman M.D. (Comedy, Drama, War) Buy Now!

Casino Jack (Drama) Buy Now!

Friday Night Lights: The Fifth Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!

The Heroes of Telemark (Action, Drama, History) Buy Now!

I Love You Phillip Morris (Comedy) Buy Now!

iCarly: Season Two, Volume 3 (Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!

KJB: The Book That Changed The World (Documentary) Buy Now!

Life Unexpected: The Complete Series (Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Little Fockers (Comedy) Buy Now!

Mirage (Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!

The Night of the Generals (Crime, Drama, Mystery) Buy Now!

The Taqwacores (Drama) Buy Now!

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Volume 1 (Adventure) Buy Now!

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Volume 2 (Adventure) Buy Now!

TRON: Legacy (1-Disc DVD) (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!

TRON: The Original Classic (2-Disc Special Edition) (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!

TRON: The Original Classic (Special Edition) (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: Volume Seven (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (Drama, History) Buy Now!

The World in His Arms (Action, Adventure, History) Buy Now!

Your Love Never Fails (Comedy) Buy Now!

April 8
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Double DVD Pack) (Adventure, Family, Fantasy) Pre-Order

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Single-Disc) (Adventure, Family, Fantasy) Pre-Order

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This Week on DVD: Skyline

Though Skyline was not reviewed well, it is a very good movie for what it is, that is an alien invasion movie. It is like the reviewers were expecting Gone With The Wind?

Skyline’s aliens are relentless, powerful, and genocidal, much closer to reality than we might like to think. Reviewers wanted to have an explanation, but what alien invasion force is going to tell you why? They simply do not care if we know why, do we explain to the cockroaches why we use Raid?

This is action packed sci-fi eye candy and for that it succeeds quite well.

In the sci-fi thriller "Skyline," strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the earth.

Check out our original Skyline Review and trailers

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Also released on March 22
A Brady Bunch of Movies: 4 Groovy Films (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
Alien 2: On Earth (Midnight Legacy Collection) (Horror, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3 The New Minimoy Adventures (Adventure, Family, Fantasy) Buy Now!
The Associate (L’associé) (Comedy) Buy Now!
Batman 3-Pack Fun (Action, Animation) Buy Now!
The Big I Am (Crime, Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!
Consinsual (Drama) Buy Now!
Consinual (Drama) Buy Now!
Dark Fields (Horror) Buy Now!
Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (The Criterion Collection) (Various) Buy Now!
Firebreather (Animation, TV) Buy Now!
How Do You Know (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Little Engine That Could (Family) Buy Now!
Meskada (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
Our Hospitality (Ultimate Edition) (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
The People I’ve Slept With (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Double Feature: Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat! (Various) Buy Now!
Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete Second Season (Adventure, TV) Buy Now!
Siren (Horror) Buy Now!
Skyline (Sci-Fi, Thriller) Buy Now!
The Times of Harvey Milk (The Criterion Collection) (Documentary) Buy Now!
The Tourist (Thriller) Buy Now!
The Twist (Folies bourgeoises) (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Venture Bros.: Season 4, Vol. 2 (Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
The Windmill Movie (Documentary) Buy Now!
Yogi Bear (Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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This Week on DVD

 

Pick of the Week: The Fighter

Academy Award® Nominees Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Amy Adams (Doubt) star in this “remarkable†” film. Based on a true story, two brothers, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: pride. Micky Ward (Wahlberg) is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky (Bale), a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down – but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption.

Worth Watching: Afterlife

Genre master Clint Eastwood tries something different with the languid, introspective Hereafter–and succeeds (for the most part). George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American with a special connection to the afterlife dating from his childhood. French journalist Marie (Cécile de France) has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when London schoolboy Marcus (Frankie and George McLaren) loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each seeking the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might – or must – exist in the hereafter.

Date Night: The Switch

Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason Bateman in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (Bateman) objections, decides it’s time to have a baby – even if it means doing it herself…with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later…when Wally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute – though slightly neurotic – son. From the people behind Little Miss Sunshine and Juno comes The Switch.

Also on DVD this week:

March 15
 

A Shine of Rainbows (Drama, Family) Buy Now!

 Barbie: A Fairy Secret (Animation, Family) Buy Now!

 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season One, Part Two (Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!

 Blood (Horror) Buy Now!

 Coach: The Fourth Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

 The Fighter (Drama) Buy Now!

 Gamera Vs. Zigra/Gamera: The Super Monster (Sci-Fi) Buy Now!

 Hemingway’s Garden of Eden (Drama) Buy Now!

 Hereafter (Supernatural Drama) Buy Now!

 Sharktopus (Horror, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!

 Snoopy Come Home/A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Animation, Family) Buy Now!

 The Switch (Comedy) Buy Now!

 Waste Land (Documentary) Buy Now!


March 20
 

How I Won the War (Limited Edition Collection) (Comedy, War) Pre-Order

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Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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This week on DVD

This is not such a promising week to be picking out DVD’s. There is the likes of Jackass 3D, but really if you have seen one, you have seen all of them. Somewhat interesting is Every Day, a dramedy sleeper about familial bonds and obligations–It somehow manages to be both real and outlandish.

DVD Releases this week

March 8
 The Backyardigans: We Arrrr Pirates (Animation, Family, TV) Buy Now!
 Bazaar Bizarre (Crime, Documentary, Thriller) Buy Now!
 The Chaperone (Action, Comedy) Buy Now!
 Dalziel and Pascoe: Season 3 (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
 Doctor Who: The Ark (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
 Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
 Every Day (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
 Four Lions (Comedy) Buy Now!
 Inside Job (Documentary) Buy Now!
 Judge John Deed: Season Three (Crime, Drama, Mystery) Buy Now!
 Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D (Documentary, Music) Buy Now!
 The Man From Nowhere (Action, Crime, Thriller) Buy Now!
 Morning Glory (Comedy) Buy Now!
 The Next Three Days (Thriller) Buy Now!
 Rage (Thriller) Buy Now!
 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Patty Caper (Animation, Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
 Tales from Earthsea (Animation, Adventure, Fantasy) Buy Now!
 The Walking Dead: Season One (Drama, Horror, TV) Buy Now!
 The Zombie Farm (Horror) Buy Now!

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DVD Tuesday: 127 Hours

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes the powerfully uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends–as well as his own courage and ingenuity–to turn adversity into triumph!

EN 5 Second Review: Emotionally charged and intense. We were worn out after watching this movie, discussed it for days. A must see.

All DVD Releases:

March 1
 127 Hours (Drama) Buy Now!
 A Beautiful Life (Drama) Buy Now!
 The Bleeding (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
 The Bleeding (Action, Adventure, Horror) Buy Now!
 Brenda Starr, Reporter (Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
 Burlesque (Drama) Buy Now!
 The Clowns (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
 Faster (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
 My Girlfriend’s Back (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
 Noah’s Castle: The Complete Series (Adventure, Family, TV) Buy Now!
 ReBoot: Seasons 1 & 2 (Animation) Buy Now!
 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery) Buy Now!
 Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (Documentary) Buy Now!
 Walking on Water (Documentary) Buy Now!

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Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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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.

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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

51WyJ2aPryL._SL500_AA300_This week we get the two disc collectors edition of The Social Network  as our DVD pick it doesn’t have a ton of special features, but the audio commentaries are well worth the $12.99 price for one of the best movies of the year.

Audio Commentary with David Fincher
Audio Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin & The Cast

They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie–except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more extravagantly talented filmmakers around. Sorkin and Fincher’s breathless picture, The Social Network, is a fast and witty creation myth about how Facebook grew from Zuckerberg’s insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users. Sorkin frames the movie around two lawsuits aimed at the lofty but brilliant Zuckerberg (deftly played by Adventureland‘s Jesse Eisenberg): a claim that he stole the idea from Ivy League classmates, and a suit by his original, now slighted, business partner (Andrew Garfield). The movie follows a familiar rise-and-fall pattern, with temptation in the form of a sunny California Beelzebub (an expert Justin Timberlake as former Napster founder Sean Parker) and an increasingly tangled legal mess. Emphasizing the legal morass gives Sorkin and Fincher a chance to explore how unsocial this social-networking business can be, although the irony seems a little facile. More damagingly, the film steers away from the prickly figure of Zuckerberg in the latter stages–and yet Zuckerberg presents the most intriguing personality in the movie, even if the movie takes pains to make us understand his shortcomings. Fincher’s command of pacing and his eye for the clean spaces of Aughts-era America are bracing, and he can’t resist the technical trickery involved in turning actor Armie Hammer into privileged Harvard twins (Hammer is letter-perfect). Even with its flaws, The Social Network is a galloping piece of entertainment, a smart ride with smart people… who sometimes do dumb things.

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January 11 DVD Releases

Alpha and Omega (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
Chris Angel Mindfreak: Season 6 (Reality TV) Buy Now!
Dances with Wolves (20th Anniversary) (Adventure, Drama, Western) Buy Now!
Doctor Who: Episode 111 – Meglos (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
Doctor Who: Episode 44 – The Dominators (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
ER: The Complete Fourteenth Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!
The Freebie (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
Funny or Die Presents: The Complete First Season (Comedy) Buy Now!
Greek: Chapter Five – The Complete Third Season (Comedy, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
The Green Hornet (Movie Edition) (Adventure) Buy Now!
The Green Hornet (Original Serials Collector’s Set) (Adventure) Buy Now!
The Hessen Conspiracy (Action, Adventure) Buy Now!
Hot in Cleveland: Season One (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan (Comedy) Buy Now!
Love Hurts (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
The Narnia Code (Documentary) Buy Now!
Piranha 3D (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Psychosis (Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Rules of Engagement: The Complete Fourth Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
Shake Hands with the Devil (Drama) Buy Now!
The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) (Drama) Buy Now!
Sordid Lives: The Series (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
There’s Nothing Out There (Comedy, Horror) Buy Now!
Top Shot: Season One (Documentary, TV) Buy Now!
The Universe: The Complete Season Five (Documentary, TV) Buy Now!
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season Four, Volume Two (Adventure, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!

This week on DVD

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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