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DVD of the Week: 'Rango.' Plus: Hair-Raising Horror in 'Insidious,' 'Thor' Gets Release Date

By: Stacie Hougland on July 12, 2011 at 11:53AM Comments (8)

Johnny Depp and his Pirates director Gore Verbinski team up for this first animated release from ILM, the Saw guys bring us another scary movie, Matthew McConaughey thrills in the courtroom, and Thor comes in September.


K-Stew Bucks Casey Anthony Comparisons

By: Stacie Hougland on July 11, 2011 at 11:25AM Comments (21)

The Twilight Saga actress calls rumors "gross"...what do you think?


New on DVD: Violence Aplenty in ’13 Assassins,’ ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’

By: Stacie Hougland on July 5, 2011 at 3:30PM Comments (4)

Want blood? Look no further than these new releases, only one's good, one's...enh, not so much.


New on DVD: 'Sucker Punch,' 'Season of the Witch,' 'LOTR' Extended Blu-ray--Finally

By: Stacie Hougland on June 28, 2011 at 5:59PM Comments (7)

This week sees the release of Zack Snyder's weirdly inventive Sucker Punch, about an insane asylum patient who creates an altermate world in her mind; Nic Cage as an ex-Crusader who fights the Church and the supernatural in Season of the Witch, and the long-awaited high-def version of the LOTR series.


New on DVD: 'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,' 'Unknown.' Plus: Win a Prize Pack of Matt Damon Movies!

By: Stacie Hougland on June 21, 2011 at 5:45PM Comments (50)

New this week is the Matt Damon thriller The Adjustment Bureau, which has Fate intervening in his budding romance with a ballet dancer, plus a kid flick sequel, Liam Neeson gets back into the action, and Ed Helms in a movie that isn't The Hangover 2. And, enter to win a prize pack of 5 Matt Damon movies.


New on DVD: ‘Battle: Los Angeles, ’’Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Ultimate Editions

By: Stacie Hougland on June 14, 2011 at 5:19PM Comments (3)

Something’s dropping from the sky and firing on the good citizens of the world in Battle: Los Angeles . Also available today, Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood and the Farrelly Bros. buddy comedy Hall Pass starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.


DVD of the Week: ‘True Grit.’ Plus: ‘Just Go With It,’ ‘Sanctum’

By: Stacie Hougland on June 7, 2011 at 2:34PM Comments (1)

True GritTrue Grit, The Coen Brothers’ 10-time Academy Award nominee remake starring Jeff Bridges as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn and Hailee Steinfeld as the young woman who hires him to track down her daddy’s killer, moseys on home this week.


New on DVD: 'The Mechanic,' 'The Rite,' 'The Roommate'

By: Stacie Hougland on May 17, 2011 at 4:12PM Comments (8)

The Mechanic

Jason Statham kills it as an assassin on a mission that gets all mucked up in The Mechanic, while a couple of wanna-be horror/thrillers suffer from their PG-13 ratings.

DVD of the Week: 'Tron:Legacy.' Plus: 'Little Fockers,' 'Narnia 3' and Jim Carrey's Best Little-Seen Role in Years

By: Stacie Hougland on April 5, 2011 at 2:48PM Comments (6)

Tron: LegacyGet on The Grid this week with Disney's redo of the sci-fi classic. Plus there's a really annoying movie with Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, a decent third entry in the Narnia series, and Jim Carrey does some of his best work in years.


New on DVD: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Tangled’

By: Stacie Hougland on March 29, 2011 at 5:14PM Comments (5)

Black SwanIf you missed Natalie Portman's Academy Award-winning performance in Black Swan, you're in luck as it's now on DVD. Also hitting DVD shelves is Disney's 50th snimated feature, Tangled.


DVD of the Week: ‘Jackass 3D’

By: Stacie Hougland on March 8, 2011 at 12:31PM Comments (2)

Jackass 3DIt’s with great reservation that I’m recommending the latest from Johnny Knoxville and his band of crazies (the usual suspects return: a newly sober Steve-O, Wee Man, Chris Pontius and the rest)—the movie made almost $120 mil at the box office, meaning plenty of people were interested in watching guys fart into musical instruments, pee on each other and get knocked over by giant mechanical hands (okay, that WAS pretty damn funny).


New on DVD: ‘Easy A, ’ ‘Wall St. 2’ ‘Salt,’ ‘Devil’ and More

By: Stacie Hougland on December 21, 2010 at 4:54PM Comments

Easy AEmma Stone proves she’s one to watch in Easy A while Gordon Gekko returns after a quarter-century, newly released from prison and hawking his new book. Also, Angelina Jolie kicks butt, street dancing comes to life and M. Night plays with the Devil.


DVD of the Week: 'The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.' Plus: 'Day and Knight,' 'Vampires Suck'

By: Stacie Hougland on November 30, 2010 at 4:10PM Comments

The Sorcerer's ApprenticeNic Cage works his particular brand of magic in this take on the Disney classic. Plus Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise have no chemistry, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long do, and what's new on Blu-ray.


New on DVD: ‘Avatar’ Collector’s Ed., ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ ‘The Last Airbender,’ More

By: Stacie Hougland on November 17, 2010 at 3:29PM Comments (2)

AvatarNew on DVD this week: A 3-disc set of Avatar features the original theatrical release, special edition re-release and new extended cut with 16 added minutes including an exclusive alternate opening Earth scene. Also, The Kids Are All Right, The Last Airbender and more!


DVD of the Week: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.’ Plus: ‘Grown Ups,’ ‘Charlie St. Cloud’

By: Stacie Hougland on November 9, 2010 at 3:40PM Comments (5)

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'Edgar Wright’s frenetic, highly stylized take on the graphic novel stars Michael Cera as a guy who has to battle seven of his new girlfriend’s exes. Also new are Grown Ups and Charlie St. Cloud.


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