Most people see that a film is out on DVD and immediately goes to the store to buy said DVD if they previously enjoyed the film at Movies 278 or Regal Cinemas Stadium 22 in Austell. Before spending your hard earned cash, read these reviews and make sure you want to purchase the DVDs you have in mind. And remember if you’re a person who buys DVDs on the whim that just because a specific actor happens to be in said film does not always equate to the film being a brilliant feature. Sadly this is something this writer understands more than she cares to admit. Enjoy your purchases this week movie lovers! Links will be provided below of where one can purchase these various DVDs and Blu-ray editions.
Captain America: The First Avenger
After my article My plea to the superhero genre, this writer still had no true desire to see Captain America: The First Avenger. I did not go to the theaters opening weekend at Movies 278 for once, but kept getting told by my friends that this would be a film I would enjoy. My skepticism came mainly from the superhero films I had seen earlier in the year, Thor and Green Lantern. This past Labor Day however, a friend of mine had some gift cards and she and some of her family members were going to see Captain America at Regal Cinemas Stadium 22 in Austell. She invited me along for the free ride and I agreed. Quite frankly this writer is glad I did. The synopsis behind Captain America: The First Avenger is about a man named Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who has been deemed unfit for military service numerous times. Instead of giving up and aspiring to do something else with his life, Rogers continues to name different hometowns he is from and continues trying to enlist to fight in World War 2. After overhearing a conversation with Rogers and his friend, Bucky (Sebastian Stan), Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) reviews his file and realizes that Rogers is perfect for a top secret research project that the government has enlisted him to continue forward with for the war. Essentially they want Erskine to create a super solider and while most people have their doubts about Rogers as the pick, especially Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), other people such as Erskine and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) believe in Rogers and his determination. Between his will power and determination, the transformation is a success and Rogers becomes Captain America. If this is the one superhero film that you stayed away from this summer, make sure to rent it on DVD today! For my full review please click here.
Winnie The Pooh
Despite the fact I did not get to see this film in theaters, Winnie the Pooh excites my inner child. There is something amazing to have all the gang back together and on the silver screen once more. Nostalgia at its finest. Winnie the Pooh was part of everyone’s childhood at one point or another. If there is one character that parents can agree on, nine times out of ten they agree on Pooh bear. Plus, when one adds Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of the gang, audiences are in for a trip down memory lane and are able to re-introduce these characters to another generation. As always this film is no different than the others in one sense. The film follows Christopher Robin and his friends (Pooh and the gang) in the Hundred Acre Wood. The usual antics ensue, but who can really deny themselves such a treat as to seeing this on the big screen? This is a definite rental for the family this week!
Another noteworthy release for fans this week goes to the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy. If one has seen the films, even if they did not particularly care for the last one, this is a good buy this week!
Films released as part of the Criterion Collection on Blu-ray this week are the following: Identification of a Woman & Island of Lost Souls.
Other films released this week on Blu-ray are the following: Conversation, Dazed and Confused, Destroy All Monsters, & Faces In The Crowd.
Other films being released on both Blu-ray and DVD today are the following: 3 Musketeers, Attack the Block, Father of Invention, A Little Help, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, A Serbian Film, Shaolin, & Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings.
Other films being released DVD today are the following: Atrocious, The Big Hangover, Bombshell, City of Life and Death, The Countess, Cupid’s Arrow, Cut, Damage, Devil’s 6 Commandments, Fambul Tok, The Girl from Missouri, Good Day for It, Hamlet at Elisnore, Hide, Iranian Genre Flicks: Going By & Pastry Girl, Jean Harlow 100th Anniversary Collection, Judas Kiss, Julia Misbehaves, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection, Luther, Mardi Gras: Spring Break, Maria’s B-Movie Mayhem-Voodoo Dolls/Madonna, The Night Shift, Night Watch, Nine Nation Animation, A Passionate Woman, Reckless, Renfield The Undead, Roger Corman’s Cult Classic’s Lethal Ladies Collection (Firecracker, TNT Jackson, Too Hot To Handle), Smiley’s People, Starlight & Superfish, Start The Revolution Without Me, & Unhappy Birthday.
Documentaries released this week on Blu-ray are the following: Nobel Prize Concert 2009, Phase to Face, Survival: Tales of the Wild-Lions, Survival: Tales of the Wild-Polar Bears, Survival: Tales of the Wild-Sea Otters, Survival: Tales of the Wild-Tigers, Survival: Tales of the Wild- Chimpanzees,
Documentaries released this week on both Blu-ray and DVD are the following: Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart.
Documentaries released this week on DVD are the following: The Art of Filmmaking, Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms, Britain’s Royal Weddings: 1923-2005, Maxwell Street Blues, Mothman, Out Late, People vs George Lucas.
If you are interested in renting any of these films, make sure to check out this title through your local Austell Blockbuster, Videodrome, Movies Worth Seeing, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider around Halloween. To purchase any Blu-rays or DVDs mentioned in this review please check out your local Austell Best Buy, Walmart, Target, or Kmart.