Top DVD Releases for the Week of February 24 2009
Here is a list of the DVD Releases for the week of February 24 2009:
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
Synopsis: The world is in danger of being overrun by vampires, and the only person who can prevent it from happening is Flynn Carsen in the third installment of TNT’s hugely successful Librarian franchise, starring Noah Wyle (ER). THE LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE, co-starring Bob Newhart (Elf, The Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Our Town, 3rd Rock from the Sun), sends the bookish hero Flynn to New Orleans, where he tries to undo a nefarious vampire plot and rescue a kidnapped professor (Bruce Davison – X-Men, Knight Rider) with the help of a beautiful chanteuse (Stana Katic – Feast of Love).
Cast: Noah Wyle, Bruce Davidson, Stana Katic, Dikran Tulaine,– Jane Curtin, Bob Newhart
Recommendations: I have been a fan of The Librarian films since the very beginning and with the third (and apparently last) one out on DVD, it’s definitely a buy for me.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Synopsis: On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot in western Pennsylvania; the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled the United States for St. John’s, Canada, where she announced that she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. She named the little boy Zachary.
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Andrew’s oldest friend, began making a film for little Zachary as a way for him to get to know the father he’d never meet. But when Shirley Turner was released on bail in Canada and was given custody of Zachary while awaiting extradition to the U.S., the film’s focus shifted to Zachary’s grandparents, David & Kathleen Bagby, and their desperate efforts to win custody of the boy from the woman they knew had murdered their son.
What happened next, no one could have foreseen…
Cast: Kurt Kuenne, Zachary Andrew
Recommendations: I have heard lots and lots of good things about this documentary and was waiting for the DVD to rent it. Maybe I’ll keep a box of kleenex handy when I watch it…
What Just Happened?
Synopsis: Based on Art Linson’s memoir about his experiences as a Hollywood producer. De Niro will play a Linson-like producer who is going through two weeks of hell as he tries to get a picture made. Sean Penn is expected to play himself, and other famous faces are slated to take part in a comedy the filmmakers hope will do for moviemaking what Wag The Dog did for politics.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Kristen Stewart, Catherine Keener, Robin Wright Penn, Moon Bloodgood, Peter Jacobson
Recommendations: Didn’t hear great things about this one, but I am curious, although it is on the border of being in the “Hell Will Freeze First” category, so I won’t rush out to rent it.
Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Ian Lafferty sets out on a cross country drive with his best friends Lance and Felicia in order to lose his virginity to a red-hot babe he met on the Internet. But the journey, filled with hilarious misadventures and raunchy escapades, teaches all three more than they expected about life and love. Randy, raucous and unexpectedly romantic, “Sex Drive” follows three friends on the road trip of a lifetime!
Cast: James Marsden, Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Katrina Bowden
Recommendations: I ignored this one when it came out to theaters and I’ll ignore it on DVD as well.
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Synopsis: In this tale of spell binding suspense, something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of teenaged girl’s private school world – and it holds the rights to her very soul. Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Molly Hartley is about to discover the truth of just who, or rather what, it is she is destined to become…
Cast: Chace Crawford, Shannon Marie Woodward, Haley Bennett, Shanna Collins, AnnaLynne McCord
Recommendations: At the top of my list of the horror movies I hate, are the ones about possession, so I’ll pass. Plus it doesn’t even look like that great of a horror movie anyway.