Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
The Conspirator - Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson Rio - Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez Scream 4 - Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Movie of the Week
The Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette The Plot: Ten years have passed, and Sidney (Campbell), who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited again by the Ghostface Killer. The Buzz: Wes Craven returns to the franchise that single-handedly rejuvenated the horror industry. Lots of pretty girls run around, most of them get killed, and repeat. But it's all good fun (somehow). I enjoyed the first two films, but thought the third was pretty blah. I think enough time has passed though to make this a potentially smart beating of a dead horse.
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New Blu-ray and DVDs released this week:
Cars (BD/DVD) - Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman Country Strong (BD/DVD) - Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester Farewell (BD/DVD) - Diane Kruger, Willem Dafoe, Guillaume Canet Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (BD/DVD) - Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Gift Set (BD/DVD) - Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Heartless (DVD) - Jim Sturgess, Clémence Poésy, Noel Clarke Highwater (BD/DVD) - Monique Marrier, David Sanderson, Kelly Slater The Incredibles (BD/DVD) - Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee Keeper of the Flame (DVD) - Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf Le Cercle Rouge (BD) - Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté Marwencol (BD/DVD) - Mark Hogancamp Sea of Grass (DVD) - Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker Summer in Genoa (DVD) - Andrea Acquarone, Stefano Barabino, Livio Basou, Colin Firth The Two Mrs. Carrolls (DVD) - Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith White Material (BD/DVD) - Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé
Blu-ray/DVD of the Week
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
The Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint The Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on a treacherous quest to hunt down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality — the Horcruxes. The Buzz: I am the least qualified to helm a discussion on the buzz surrounding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I’m the least qualified to discuss anything at all about Harry Potter, as I’ve read a mere ten pages of the first book, and only recently caught up with the films. That being said, having watched the first seven films in swift succession, immersing myself in Rowling’s world, I do find myself pretty amped about this Friday’s release (for the inevitable re-watch leading up to Part 2 -- which releases on July 15th). I very much enjoyed the Deathly Hollows Part 1 -- I thought it was one of the best in the series to date, and I'm hoping that Part 2 delivers on all that it promises. I just shook my magic 8-ball, and it informed: "All signs point to yes."
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