Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Horrible Bosses - Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis Zookeeper - Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb
Movie of the Week
The Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis The Plot: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. The Buzz: I can't say that I'm terribly excited about this film -- I'd rather go see Super 8 (again) or Transformers 3 (again). Still, anything's better than Zookeeper. Bateman is great, and the actors populating these horrible bosses are all battle-tested in the realm of good comedy (Jennifer Aniston = Office Space, Colin Farrell = In Bruges, Kevin Spacey = Hurlyburly). When he's on, Seth Gordon is a phenomenal director (see The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), so this should be at least good. The trailer was pretty unimpressive though -- I'm just not too excited about Horrible Bosses, if I'm honest. Feels a little tired in the premise department, perhaps?
I'm sure Transformers: DOTM will be number one at the box office again this weekend.
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New Blu-ray and DVDs released this week:
13 Assassins (BD/DVD) - Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya Das Boot [Director's Cut] (BD/DVD) - Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Four Weddings and a Funeral (BD) - Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet Gettysburg/Gods and Generals (BD) - Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang Hobo with a Shotgun (BD/DVD) - Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells Immortal Beloved (BD) - Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini Of Gods and Men (BD/DVD) - Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin Overboard (BD) - Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann Ratatouille (BD) - Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt Up (BD) - Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger Wake Wood (BD/DVD) - Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall Wall-E (BD) - Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Blu-ray/DVD of the Week
Hobo with a Shotgun
The Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells The Plot: A homeless vigilante (Hauer) blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. The Buzz: Isn't the plot-line above 'nuff said!?
The answer is: Yes.
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