New on DVD Oct. 7
Hollywood keeps taking a chance on M. Night Shyamalan, most recently with this film about a mysterious plague sweeping the East Coast that incites people to commit suicide. Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel play a couple on the run from the unstoppable threat -- is it a government conspiracy? terrorists? aliens? -- with a friend and his daughter.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Borrowing a little from Borat, Adam Sandler's most recent comedy centers on the Israel-Palestine conflict and an Israeli soldier whose great dream is to be a hairdresser. Sandler's Zohan heads to the Big Apple and trades in his rifle for a hairdryer and a pair of scissors. Thing is, it turns out the only salon hiring is owned by--gasp! A hot Palestinian.
Character actor Richard Jenkins stars as Walter Vale, a depressed, lonely widower who finds a new lust for life through an illegal Muslim immigrant couple he meets on a chance trip to New York City. When the husband is arrested, Walter makes it his mision to fight the system.
Stacie HouglandFandango Bloggers
An editor at Fandango for seven years, Stacie has been an entertainment editor and writer since 1996, working for such outlets as Playboy, People, Movieline magazine and Hollywood.com. She loves dark comedies (Happiness, Heathers, Raising Arizona), hates the remake/reboot trend, and when she's not off at a screening, she's at the beach with her family and dog or planning her next vacation.