This Week on DVD: 'Up in the Air' and More

George Clooney and Vera Farmiga in 'Up in the Air'Up in the Air George Clooney plays basically a fictional version of himself as a playboy-slash-corporate hatchet man who flies all over to fire people so their bosses don't have to. On his way to earning 10 million frequent-flyer miles, a chance encounter with his female alter ego rocks his world. Extras: Deleted scenes, director commentary, trailers; the BD has additional deleted scenes and a music video.

 

 

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire One of the year's most critically acclaimed films and the one that won Mo'Nique a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, this is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a teenager in Harlem enduring insufferable abuse that leaves her twice pregnant by her own father, the mother of a Downs' Syndrome baby, infected with HIV and grasping at the chance to graduate from an alternative school. Mo'Nique stars as her mother in a gripping performance that will have you wondering how she could ever have played it for laughs in Soul Plane and Hair Show -- watch her explain her motivation in this exclusive clip. Extras: Sidibe's terrific audition; audio commentary with the director, featurettes: "From Push to Precious" "A Precious Ensemble" "Oprah and Tyler: A Project of Passion."

Capitalism: A Love Story Always ready to set it off, Michael Moore turns in his most enjoyable doc yet, this time skewering Big Business and the effect shady business practices have had on the little people. He goes so far as to cordon off Wall St. and holler for the banks to give us our money back, visits the site of his dad's former factory and interviews the so-called victims of the mortgage lending industry. All in all, while he never provides solutions or answers to the problems he brings up, the result is entertaining and thought-provoking nonetheless. Extras: Hours upon hours of extra footage not included in the film.

Planet 51 Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel and Justin Long supply just a few of the voices for this animated kids adventure about a planet whose inhabitants desperately fear the invasion of aliens...that happen to be HUMAN. When an astronaut suddenly lands in their midst, all panic breaks loose. Extras: Making-of featurettes, music video montage, obstacle course game, interviews.

Old Dogs Robin Williams and John Travolta team up for this family comedy about two friends who suddenly find themselves caretakers of seven-year-old twins. Extras: "Every Little Step" music video with Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu, "You've Been a Friend to Me" music video with Bryan Adams, deleted scenes and bloopers, more.

The Stoning of Soraya M. A soldier (Jim Caviezel) is drawn into a tragedy of horrors when a witness to the stoning of an innocent woman by her husband reveals she saw the horrendous crime.

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