DVD PICKS 9/11/2012
Another lousy week; TV seasons are still coming out rapidly to promote the new fall seasons and we are still in that weird limbo where the Summer is over Oscar season hasn't started. In Hollywood these weeks are the political equivalent of filibusters.
30 Rock: Season 6 (2011)
30 Rock is a tremendous show but this will be it's last season. Enjoy it while you still can.
Primetime Emmy, SAG, Peabody and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy 30 Rock returns for more Korean dictators, mantra stealing, erotic normalling and plant children in its outrageous sixth season. Primetime Emmy Award winner Tina Fey is back as Liz Lemon, the struggling TGS writer who seems to have found a new groove along with M&M pancake-filled domestic bliss. But with GE executive Jack Donaghy (Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Alec Baldwin) scheming his way through KableTown, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) finding his voice as an idiot, Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) taking her love life to new levels of extreme and NBC Page Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer) being, well, Kenneth, will the chaos be too much for this new and improved Liz to handle? The hilarity continues with loads of exclusive bonus content in addition to 22 episodes of the critically acclaimed series from executive producer Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live).
Terra Nova: The Complete Series (2011)
This show could have been really great, unfortunately they got away from dinosaur adventures and went for melodrama, shame.
It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it's a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment - and everyone involved in it! Contained in this 4-disc set is the entire groundbreaking series, including all-new exclusive behind-the-scenes content, a gag reel and much more!
Snow White & the Huntsman (2012)
dir. Rupert Sanders
I missed this one but I've been told it's actually quite underrated, I guess I'll have to find out for myself.
In the epic action-adventure Snow White & the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
dir. Kirk Jones
Inspired by the perennial bestseller, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. The movie features lots of laughs, heart, and a terrific ensemble of actors at their best (Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine) and is A must see! (Gayle King, O Magazine). The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello.
BETTER IN BLU
(this are movies that are being released
- The Sound and the Fury (1959) (Twilight Time release. Only 3,000 made)
- Steel Magnolias (1989) (Twilight Time release. Only 3,000 made)
- Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)