Posts Tagged ‘charlton heston’

This week’s releases include: a Chinese legend about a knife; a reality-check; a Bollywood crime flick; a ‘70s saga; a series of get rich quick plans; a less sexy gigolo; a clash of belief systems; two sequels in a successful horror franchise; and a classic story brought to the screen. (more…)

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This week’s releases include: a Roger Corman monster movie; a breathtaking documentary; a good ol’ fashioned haunting flick; a legal dilemma; a political minefield; a not-so-typical sequel;  a set of films from a legendary starlet; a collection of classic books on film; and England’s national poet recited in moving pictures. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a sci-fi tour de force; a famous, tragic love story; a plunge into darkness; the true story of a kind-hearted drug dealer; the ultimate public, political betrayal; an entrancing mafia tale; a new Charlie Brown narrative; an amazing crime drama; an appalling future; an HBO series about the New Orleans; and a documentary that demonstrates one man’s trash is another’s treasure. (more…)

This week on DVD are two different types of creature features – one animal, one vampire – and a pair of offbeat, non-traditional westerns – neither of which are American, but instead Canadian and Korean. Also hitting shelves is the blu-ray release of 1996’s Hamlet.

Furry Vengeance on DVDFurry Vengeance (DVD)
An ambitious young real estate developer, Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser), faces off with a band of angry animals when his new housing subdivision pushes too far into a pristine part of the wilderness. Led by an incredibly clever raccoon, the animals stymie the development and teach Dan about the environmental consequences of man’s encroachment on nature.

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Cats & Dogs (Blu-ray)
They’re cunning; they’re stealthy; they’re waging a top-secret, ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. They’re Cats & Dogs! This is an epic “tail” of what happens when an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet power. Now an inexperienced young beagle pup (voiced by Tobey Maguire) will undertake the ultimate mission impossible: saving humankind from total catastrophe! Voices of Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz, Charlton Heston and Sean Hayes are also featured.

Special features include: commentary by director Lawrence Guterman, producer Chris DeFaria and production designer James Bissell; “HBO First Look: The making of Cats & Dogs”; “Teaching a New Dog New Tricks”; Mr. Tinkles’ audition tape; “Dogs Rule”; Mr. Tinkles’ speech; storyboard comparisons; and concept sketches. (Warner Home Video)

Cop Out (Blu-ray & DVD combo pack)
Action star Bruce Willis and comic Tracy Morgan play bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops. Kevin Smith directs the gritty, goofball goings-on as the guys hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card, which plunges them into a gun slinging war with a deadly drug ring.

Special features include: maximum movie mode with Smith and Sean William Scott; extended scenes and outtakes; picture-in-picture moments with Smith and Scott; walk-ons by Smith; “Wisdom from the S*** Bandit”; “Factoids about the movie and other information you may find helpful… or totally useless” and digital copy. (Warner Home Video)

The Losers (Blu-ray & DVD combo pack)
In an explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, The Losers centres around an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. But the team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short and Óscar Jaenada respectively) – soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross instigated by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact they’re now presumed dead, the group goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score.

Special features include: “Band of Buddies: Ops Training,” shows intensive training sessions with military advisor and ex-Navy Seal Harry Humphries, a close-up look at intense action sequences and transforming Puerto Rico to stand in for various global locations; “The Losers: action-style storytelling,” comic writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock discuss how they developed the original comic series; deleted scenes; and “Zoë and The Losers,” talks about how Zoë Saldana held her own and relished mixing with the adrenaline-junkie male cast. (Warner Home Video)