Top DVD Releases for the Week of November 11 2008
Here is a list of the DVD Releases for the week of November 11 2008:
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Synopsis:After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy.
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Luke Goss.
Recommendations:For the visuals alone, this is a must buy.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Synopsis:On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains–led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous–are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations.
Cast: Ashley Eckstein, Matthew Wood, Christopher “Ming Shung” Lee, Catherine Taber, Matt Lanter
Recommendations: It’s Star Wars. It’s worth a look.
Synopsis: This year, Christmas with the Whitfield’s promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they’ve brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.
Cast: Laz Alonso, Chris Brown, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Regina King.
Recommendations: Get yourself in the mood for Christmas with this family flick.
The Perfect Holiday
Synopsis:Nancy is a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she’s forgotten to take care of herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily has sensed her mother’s sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Just a few days prior, Emily heard her mom say that all she wanted for Christmas was a compliment from a man, so that’s exactly what she tells Santa. Ironically, Santa, as it turns out, is office supply salesman and struggling songwriter Benjamin, who ends up giving Nancy just what she wants for Christmas, and much, much more.
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Charlie Murphy
Recommendations: The cheezy family movie recommendation was already taken. Sorry.
Beer for My Horses
Synopsis:Two buddies, Rack and Lonnie, have quietly been pursuing justice as deputies in a small Southern town. But when Rack’s irresistible girlfriend is kidnapped by a particularly nasty drug lord as revenge for the arrest of his brother Tito, the duo decide to defy their boss, Sheriff Landry, and chase them down… by any means necessary. Rounding up the town’s most off-beat lawman–Skunk Tarver, a defiantly silent man who chooses to use a bow n’ arrow instead of a gun–they take off on a rip-roaring road trip with all the makings of a rollicking comic joyride that’s not afraid to go over the top.
Cast: Toby Keith, Ted Nugent, Kris Kristofferson, Barry Corbin, Greg Serano
Recommendations:Toby Keith and Ted Nugent….Hell No.