After a week hiatus, its another Tuesday and we got DVDs coming out as usual. Now if you don’t how this works its pretty much your one stop place to come and see if you should do the following with the newly released DVD: Buy, Rent, or Pass. Yeah, it may not be original but what isn’t on the internet, we just hope we be the site you come and read for your DVD info or else we all here will cry…well, I’ll cry if that matters. Anyways, check after the break to see whats coming (heh, coming) out.
The Princess and The FrogThe Princess and the Frog is a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, John Goodman, Keith David, Jim Cummings, Jenifer Lewis, and Oprah Winfrey
Director: Ron Clements and John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin)
Disney return to its classic movie style that everyone thought was dead, made a impact on its release and hey, we get our first African American Princess. As always, Disney didn’t disappoint in the story department and once again we have an instant classic. If the story wasn’t your cup of tea, the ass-loads of bonus content alone is worth the BUY, with about 18 different things to mess around with on the Blu-Ray version and the DVD has its fair share of extras to keep up.
Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Single Blu-Ray, Single DVD
South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season UncensoredIt may not be a movie, but the thirteenth season of South Park did brought us many great episodes and it was the season that got me back into South Park full time again. The season brought us the Jonas Brothers Ring episode, Cartmen as The Coon, Kanye West and Fishsticks, the wrestling theme WTF, and of course, we all get to see our favorite South Park celebrity, Michael Jackson. Those episodes alone are reason enough to buy this set, but like any set, you get all fourteen episodes just in time for South Park to start its fourteenth season tomorrow.
Available: DVD, Blu-Ray
Ninja AssassinRaizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them… and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow, Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders. Her investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers led by the lethal Takeshi, to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers, but he knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Berlin, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive…and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan.
Starring: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sho Kosugi, and Rick Yune
Direct by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta); Produced by Joel Silver (V for Vendetta, Book of Eli) and Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix series, V for Vendetta)
Come on, no one will be watching this for the story but story doesn’t matter when all you want is some bloody, kick ass fighting scene. Ninja Assassin can satisfy that need and thus why it gets Rent from me. The movie will be fun to watch when you have a bunch of guys over and there are drinks around, and since the story doesn’t matter, your drunk asses don’t need to follow it. Seems like its not really coming with any bonus content, which is a shame, as it may have had some cool fighting extras in it.
Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Single DVD
Astro BoySet in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named TENMA. Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucus, and Donald Sutherland.
Directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away)
Have you ever wonder what Disney would have done with Astro Boy? Well, this is probably the closest we would get. Although they have changed a lot for most fans of the original, this movie could be one of those starter films for you nerd parents to get your kids in to anime or older cartoons, and with that, it gets the Rent as this will be great for the kids and something for them to watch while you go do something. Just know this, you could always have them watch Dragonball: Evolution.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
ArmoredA crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.
Starring: Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, and Fred Ward, Columbus Short.
Directed: Nimród Antal (Vacancy, the upcoming Predators re-make)
With a wide range of cast, good amount of action, Armored may surprise a few of you as you might enjoy watching it. All the actors did excellent at the roles they were given and the story isn’t that corny at all and come on, its got Cowboy Curtis in it. If you and your friends have some time and want to watch a quick movie, this movie here should be your choice as it will be something awesome to watch while you wait to go do something and with that, it gets a rent. Like most movies, got its fair amount of extras with the Blu-Ray having the online interactive feature.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD.
The Fourth KindIn 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document… until now.
Starring: Milla Jovovich
Directed: Olatunde Osunsanmi
So yeah, not even the hotness of Milla Jovovich can save this movie. The movie does do certain things interesting but it does too much that it may confuse the viewer and if some of ya’ll read a certain paragraph at the end of the movie, you might get pissed off and feel like you wasted your time, so to save you the time, just Pass it and everything will be okay.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
Did You Hear About the Morgans?The comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? follows a highly successful Manhattan couple, Horse-Face and Paul Morgan, whose almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience: they witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely in the Rockies… unless, in their new BlackBerry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle the passion.
Starring: Hugh Grant, Horse-Face, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, and Wilford Brimley.
Directed: Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice)
So its like any other charming Hugh Grant movie, but this time, he shares the screen time with an old looking Horse-Face. Yeah, this can get a big PASS. Unless you are interested about horses, then this might do something for ya.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
The Twilight Saga: New MoonIn the second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful Twilight series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of—only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Rachelle Lefevre, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, and Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning.
Directed: Chris Weitz (American Pie, The Golden Compass)
I’m sure ya’ll was wondering where this was going to show up since this was the header image for the post. The movie that brought us the whole Team Edward or Team Jacob debate and a movie that doesn’t really do anything for non Twilight fans to get interested into the franchise. Sure they advertise it to show that there is more action and fighting, but still, it ain’t enough for some people getting into the sparkling blood suckers and shirtless wolf boys. I’m sure this is a instant buy for some of you, but since it does nothing for others and non-fans, its a Pass.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
Anime DVD Pick of the Week
One Piece Season 2 Sixth VoyageReason why this is the Anime DVD pick of the week is because this set has the episodes that excitingly concludes the battle between the Straw Hat Pirates and Baroque Works, and just the Luffy vs. Crocodile fight 3 is well worth it a lone. If buying anime DVD is not your thing, probably be another month or two till Funimation has this up on their streaming sites.