Welcome bastards to 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.
This week we got one release (since I’m not counting Country Strong) seeing how no other movie wanted to come out the same day Harry Potter comes out. After that, we got one release for Old is New that features Disney’s superhero movie and we finish it with the TV Show DVD section that includes the well known doctor.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
What an opening weekend for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1!
Not only did it make $24 million from midnight screening on Friday, but according to sources, it made over $125 million on its opening weekend in North America. And if you factor in its global release, it made over $330 million!
It beat the opening weekend of the previous movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by 25 per cent.
Not a bad haul for a teenage wizard, eh?
The next, and final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens worldwide on July 15, 2011.
Need something to do before those midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, since you JUST CAN’T TAKE WAITING ANYMORE?!?!?!#&@*@)!*!@*&($@#(&. Jeez, calm the hell down and check out this YouTube game worthy of a true Gryffindor.
In Harry Potter and the Summer School Spectre, your job is to move Harry and our other favorite characters through a “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of screens and videos. You’ll have the option to answer questions or perform tasks in certain ways, which then will lead to different outcomes. Replay the game with a path previously unchosen, and you’ll get something different each time.
You’ll see that this is an 8-bit game of goodness, much like the old Final Fantasy games or even Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure.
It should be noted that this game isn’t officially authorized by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling or studio Warner Brothers. That doesn’t take away from the awesomeness that the good folks at TheStation have created, though. Start with the game’s first chapter below and see for yourself.
Well folks, just a few days away from its official release with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Green Lantern trailer is now online!
And let me say, as a fan of the comics, it is EPIC.
The movie centers around Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds), who is a cocky jet fighter pilot, who inherits a green power ring from a crashed alien (Abin Sur, who is played by Temuera Morrison. He is then whisked away to the Green Lantern homeworld of Oa, where he meets other lanterns, and is taught the rules of how to protect Earth. While there, he meets Sinestro (Mark Strong), a power loving lantern obsessed with overcoming fear. But, when the body of the alien that gave him the ring is captured by Hector Hammond (a mad scientist played by Peter Sarsgaard), things quickly go from bad to worse.
The Green Lantern is going to be released on June 17, 2011 in both regular format and 3D.
Oh, and for the those eagle-eyed Green Lantern fans … did you notice THIS on Carol Ferris’ (Blake Lively) helmet? Yup, its the symbol of the Star Sapphire’s, the violet lanterns!
Ok, so the trailer isn’t actually revealed, but there is a descrption of it making the rounds on the internet.
According to ComicBookMovie.com, an uncredited source describes the teaser trailer for Green Lantern that will be shown before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Now, since this is an uncredited source, it does not exactly give it much weight. That’s not to say that it doesn’t sound plausible, but without a reputable source (or even the actual trailer), I’m going to take this with a grain of salt.
That said, this could be a description of the actual trailer. So spoiler alert!
They show Abin Sur [a Green Lantern] crashing, then you see Hal Jordan standing over Abin, they made him look a little different than what we’ve seen in the comics and movies, instead of a mostly human shaped face, he seems to have these (for lack of a better description) what looks like curved horns pointing down from his jaw line. They’re not horns but the best way I can describe it (MrDCU: What he is referring to is the almost elastic looking way Abin’s Skin is if you have seen the ComicCon pictures you know what I mean). Then they show him with the ring. There’s a scene with Hal and Carol in the locker room going back and forth a bit, Hal makes a comment about her helping him with his pants. There’s a scene with him talking to Tom about him not having fear and his friend gives him a look and he goes “yeah I know”. Another scene where Tom’s sitting on a couch and Hal goes “Check this out” and he instantly changes into his costume. Tom goes “That’s cool” Hal: “I know” Tom: ”What do we do now?” Hal shrugging: “Go fight some bad guys”. A scene where Hal makes a huge fist construct to right hook a bunch of bad guys. The construct looks solid with what seems like mist coming off of it, don’t know if they’re trying for an excess energy look…, There’s also a scene where he’s taken up to what looks like a ring in space that shoots him into hyperspace to Oa [The Green Lantern home planet]. It was a quick long shot of it, but that may be the way they are explaning what Abin Sur crashed in. They show Oa briefly. There’s a shot of Hector [Hector Hammond is the bad guy who has a giant head and telekinetic and telepathic powers] looking normal, then there’s also a quick shot of Hector with a bigger head.
The movie adventures of Harry Potter have been a mixed bag, with some movies becoming just as beloved as the books. The other movies, however, faltered due to the huge amount of content that had to be culled from the books to fit in a 90 to 120 minute movie.
That’s why, when Warner Brothers announced that they were splitting the seventh Harry Potter movie into two separate parts, I was actually thrilled! By doing this, they would be able to give fans of the books (as well as the movies) a proper send-off. And by the looks of this trailer, it is going to be one hell of a movie!
There are so many elements of the trailer that bring back vivid memories from the book (such as: Dobby! Bill and Fleur! The Seven Potters! And more), and along with the substantially darker theme, these final two movies have the potential to be the best of all. The first part of the epic two part finale storms into theaters November 19th, with the final installment on July 15, 2011.
What are you still reading this for? Go watch the amazing trailer already!