Top DVD Releases for the Week of November 4 2008
Here is a list of the DVD Releases for the week of November 4 2008:
Synopsis: Bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart, also known as Agent 86 for CONTROL, is on a mission to battle the forces of their evil crime nemesis known as KAOS with his more-competent partner Agent 99 at his side. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreams of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart will do whatever it takes to thwart the latest plot for world domination by KAOS.
Cast: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terrence Stamp.
Recommendations: Definitely a must buy because Steve Carell can make anything look funny..
Synopsis:An American couple, Roy and Jessie, decide to take the long way home from their recent sojourn in Asia on the legendary Trans-siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. On their way, they meet another couple from the West, Carlos and Abby, with whom they quickly form a familiar bond that often unites fellow travellers away from home. When Roy accidentally gets separated from the group at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots aren’t exactly who or what they seem to be. The real danger begins to surface as a deceitful Russian detective and locals terrorize Jessie in this unforgettable journey.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Ben Kingsley.
Recommendations:Interesting cast with an interesting plot. What’s not to like?
When Did You Last See Your Father?
Synopsis:An unflinching exploration of a father/son relationship, as Blake Morrison deals with his father Arthur’s terminal illness and imminent death. Blake’s memories of everything funny, embarrassing and upsetting about his childhood and teens are interspersed with tender and heartrending scenes in the present, as he struggles to come to terms with his father, and their history of conflict, and learns to accept that one’s parents are not always accountable to their children.
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Matthew Beard, Gina McKee.
Recommendations: The Father/Son drama has been done to death.