Hello moviefans, it’s Wednesday and that means yesterday were the new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray! It’s a bomb-tastic day as well with box office stinkers galore. No matter how you get your new releases, on disc or on demand, this release is ready to rock.
First up is The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie as a mystery woman who ensarls Johnny Depp in a web of lies in this spy-thriller filmed in Paris and Venice. Word is all the beautiful scenery, heavy-hitters like Jolie and Depp, and a great director (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck won a Best Foreign Film Academy Award for 2006’s The Lives of Others), couldn’t save this movie. A lack of very needed chemistry between the two lead characters is just the tip of the iceberg with this sinker. The Tourist is rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.
Secondly, aliens attack in Skyline. This lower-budget take on alien invasion movies like Independence Day, shows it from the perspective of a group of friends trapped in an LA condo. Starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, this suspense-thriller feels like it was made for pre-teenage boys- who will like it very much. Skyline is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content.
Thirdly is a movie made for the whole family- and that picnic basket thief from Jellystone park hits the big-screen in Yogi Bear. Voiced by Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, Yogi Bear follows the exploits of the famous cartoon bear in this live action/CGI production. We haven’t had to watch it yet in our house, but I’m sure we will, and word is it’s pretty funny for a TV-remake. Yogi Bear is rated PG for some mild rude humor.
Also released today is How Do You Know, a romantic-comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd. Need I say more? How Do You Know is rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language.
Whether your favorite flavor of bad-movie is cheesy spy thriller or sickeningly sweet rom-com, this week’s new DVDs will cover them all. See you all Friday, and have a great week!