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What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got quite the new releases (5 to be exact) today as it seems the home releases may be back on track (yay, more work for me).

I’m also introducing the new I’m too Special to Come Out on Tuesday section as there is one release coming out on Thursday and all I have to say is that it’s the freakin’ owl movie. As always, we have the Old is New section and the TV Show DVD section.

So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

BUY:

The Town

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There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And most of the professionals live in a one-square-mile neighborhood called Charlestown. One of them is Doug MacRay, but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father’s criminal footsteps. Instead, he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem, who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother. However, everything changed on the gang’s last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey. When they discover Claire lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before. As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. The Town is a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Blake Lively.
Directed by Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)

Affleck has done it again with this crime flick as it showed the viewers the crimes that happens in Boston. With a supporting cast of Hamm and Renner, this film will sure be entertaining for you folks that are looking for a great movie night. The film includes with the expected special features that most films comes out with.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

Despicable Me

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Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, and Russell Brand
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

I’m not gonna lie, the moment I heard the little girl scream that “it’s so fluffy,” I knew that this movie will be special and it seems that many people thought so as well. While it may not be original in the story department, what it does is that it borrows the best story elements from other known cartoons to make this enjoyable film a BUY. The Blu-Ray and DVD Double Pack comes packing with 3 new mini movies that features the minions. The Blu-Ray title features a few exclusive extras that ranges from behind the scenes stuff and more.

Available: Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD Double Pack/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

RENT:

Cyrus

CyrusWith John’s social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life – her son.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei
Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass

Alright, I may have a soft spot for John C. Reilly as I enjoy most of his work (c’mon, who doesn’t like Steve Brule). While the plot may not be something new, the film is worthing a RENT as it may have you laughing. No extras were listed for the release.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

The Other Guys

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Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell
Directed by Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)

While it may not be as great as Anchorman, McKay and Ferrell brings us another comedy that will have us laughing at one point in the film. Also, Wahlberg and Eva Mendas does a great job to help the with laughs as well, With that said, if you enjoyed Ferrell’s other flicks that he has done with McKay, then give this title a RENT. As always, it’s filled with many funny extras and behind the scene stuff which will probably be more clips of Ferrell tryin’ to get us to laugh.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Blu-Ray, DVD, DVD (Rated)

The A-Team

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The A-Team follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going “rogue,” they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Liam NeesonSharlto Copley and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, Narc)

Sure it may not be really “true” to the original and that most of the original cast has been meh about the remake but if you enjoy movies like Smokin’ Aces than you’ll probably enjoy this action packed film. If anything, it’s another title that could easily kill your time and thus gets the RENT label. It comes with a variety of special features, including a montage.

Available: Blu-Ray/Digital Copy Combo,  DVD

I’m too Special to Come Out on Tuesday:

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole

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Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) makes his animation debut with this fantasy adventure based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. Young owl Soren marvels at his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, mythic winged warriors who fought a great battle to save all owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. When he and brother Kludd fall from their treetop home and into the talons of the Pure Ones, it’s up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave owls. Together they seek the Great Tree, home of the Guardians–the only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving.
Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen)

While many of us may just want to pass this up as the freakin’ owl movie, it seems that it has the standard fantasy storytelling and may be dark enough for all of us to enjoy. Don’t believe me? Then read Luke’s review on th flick as he does an outstanding job reviewing it. You got many options the watch the flick, including 3D. It also includes many extras, such as a documentary look on owls to games that takes place in the movie universe. The one interesting extra that it includes is a new Looney Tunes cartoon titled “Fur of Flying.”

Available: Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

Old is New Again: These are older films being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.

TrueGrit

True Grit
Vampire Circus (BR/DVD Combo)
Hard Boiled

TV Show DVD:

24: Season Eight – The Complete Final Season

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Hang on for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) unveils darker secrets, faces deadlier conspiracies, and is thrust into more extreme action than ever before in Season 8 of 24! As Day Eight unfolds, Bauer races against the clock to prevent the assassination of a Middle Eastern leader on a vital peace-making mission. Meanwhile, a deadly terrorist threat against New York City intensifies and builds towards an explosive climax.  Relive the electrifying final season of TV’s most groundbreaking series ever, including a surprise ending you simply must see.

Extras include: deleted scenes, scene makers, and more.

Available: 6 Disk Blu-Ray Set, 6 Disk DVD Set

The IT Crowd: Complete Fourth Season

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Set in the London offices of the fictional corporation Reynholm Industries, the show revolves around the three staff members of its IT (information technology) department, comprising two geeky technicians, a genius named Moss (Ayoade) and the workshy Roy (O’Dowd), headed by Jen (Parkinson), the department’s ‘relationship manager’ who knows nothing about IT.

Available: DVD Set

**NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday feature only list certain releases that may have some interest for our audience and thus why it doesn’t list all releases as we are sure that you wouldn’t care for those.**

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