New DVD Releases for the Week of March 24 2009
Here is a list of the new DVD Releases for the week of March 24 2009 (for TV on DVD releases check out Daemon’s TV):
Quantum of Solace
Synopsis:QUANTUM OF SOLACE continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in CASINO ROYALE.
Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (JUDI DENCH) interrogate Mr White (JESPER CHRISTENSEN) who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (OLGA KURYLENKO), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (MATHIEU AMALRIC), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization.
On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (JOAQUIN COSIO). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.
In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Jesper Christensen, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Anatole Taubman, Jeffrey Wright, Olga Kurylenko
Director: Marc Forster
Recommendations: Come on, this is Daniel Craig as James Bond, you gotta get it.
The Cake Eaters
Synopsis: Award-winning actress Mary Stuart Masterson makes her feature film directorial debut with this quirky, small town drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families as they confront old ghosts and discover love in the face of devastating loss.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Bruce Dern
Director: Mary Stuart Masterson
Recommendations: The only reason this is a Must Rent is because I haven’t seen it yet and didn’t want to put it in the Must Buy category without being sure, but I really want to watch it. It looks like a good movie.
Buy it: THE CAKE EATERS on Amazon
New York City Serenade
Synopsis: Owen (Freddie Prince Jr.) is an aspiring filmmaker with a dead-end job and a beautiful fianc. Ray (Chris Klein) is a failing drummer with charm to spare and going nowhere fast. But can these lifetime best friends and diehard New Yorkers stumble their way into adult responsibility without totally wrecking each others lives?
Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr, Chris Klein, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Director: Frank Whaley
Recommendations: I’ll admit to being curious about this movie. It stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Chris Klein, and I used to watch pretty much all their movies, so why should this one be different, right? Although I do realize it probably won’t be the greatest movie ever.
Buy it: NEW YORK CITY SERENADE on Amazon
Synopsis: Deuce Bigalow star Rob Schneider writes and stars in this comedy about a nerdy con man whose swindling ways ultimately land him a stiff prison sentence. Terrified at the prospect of being raped while serving time, the diminutive convict-to-be enlists the aid of a respected kung-fu expert in teaching him how to properly defend himself. Once inside, however, he finds his kung-fu serving as a catalyst for peace between the many warring factions (Source: All Movie Guide)
Cast: Rob Schneider, Scott Wilson, Jackson Rathbone
Director: Rob Schneider
Recommendations: I have never been a fan of the Rob Schneider comedies, so I think I’ll skip this one.