New DVD Releases for the Week of March 31 2009
Here is a list of the new DVD Releases for the week of March 31 2009 (for TV on DVD releases head over to Daemon’s TV):
Synopsis: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”
But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions.
Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show?
When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out…
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Mia Drake
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Recommendations: It won Best Picture this year and so you gotta have it. Plus it’s a really great movie. I cannot wait to watch it again.
Marley and Me
Synopsis: As the snow falls on their wedding night, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (OWEN WILSON and JENNIFER ANISTON) decide to leave behind the harsh winters of Michigan and head south to begin their new lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. They obtain jobs as journalists at competing local newspapers, buy their first home, and begin to make their way through the challenges of a new marriage, new careers and, possibly, the life-changing decision to start a family.
Unsure of his preparedness for raising children, John confesses his fears to his friend and fellow journalist Sebastian, who comes up with the perfect solution: John should get Jenny a puppy. “There’s nothing to it,” says Sebastian. “You walk ’em. You feed ’em, you let ’em out now and then.”
Then came Marley.
The Grogans adopt the cute, twelve pound yellow Labrador, who in no time at all, grows into a 100-pound steamroller of unbridled energy that turns the Grogan home into a disaster area. He flunks obedience school, chews off dry-wall, takes a bite out of the sofa, overturns garbage cans, steals a Thanksgiving turkey, consumes pillows and flowers, drinks toilet water, and chases the UPS guy. Even a newly-purchased, expensive necklace isn’t safe from Marley’s voracious antics.
Amidst the mayhem he generates through the years, Marley sees the Grogans through the ups and downs of family life, through job and home changes, and most of all, through the myriad challenges of a growing family. As John and Jenny come to realize, Marley – “the world’s worst dog” – somehow brings out the best in them.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Alan Arkin, Eric Dane, Haley Bennett
Director: David Frankel
Recommendations: I missed that one in theaters and have wanted to see it since then. Not that I expect it to be an amazing movie, but at least you get a cute dog in it and some entertainment.
Synopsis: Centers on a guilt-ridden man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting to kill himself. Dawson will play a love interest who suffers from a serious heart condition. Harrelson will portray a motel attendant who becomes intrigued by his suicidal new tenant.
Cast: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Sarah Jane Morris
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Recommendations: All I gotta say about Seven Pounds is bring tissues, because wow, that was a depressing movie, but I did enjoy it none the less.