Latest DVDs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Sometimes you might be in the mood for a classic film, but other times you might have a craving for the latest DVDs to hit the shelves. That’s where this article comes in, as I’ve put together a list of some of the new movies on DVD available for rental or purchase. Whether you want to see Julia Roberts flash her toothy smile for the thousandth time or watch Sylvester Stallone wield a handgun for the millionth time, this list of the latest DVDs and Blu-ray discs should have you covered.

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I’m Still Here (2010) – Director Casey Affleck and star Joaquin Phoenix pull off an elaborate practical joke with this documentary about Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting and his pursuit of a rap career. Watch Joaquin snort coke. Watch Joaquin have oral sex with his publicist. Watch Joaquin get crapped on while he sleeps. Filled with male frontal nudity and a series of bizarre episodes, it’s an entertaining and totally outrageous look at the mind of a self-obsessed celebrity.

Barry Munday (2010) – Patrick Wilson stars as Barry Munday, a man who wakes up from an attack only to realize that he’s now missing his testicles. To make matters worse, a woman he doesn’t remember having sex with (Judy Greer) has filed a paternity suit against him. Hilarity ensues as Barry tries to man up and do the right thing. A bizarre comedy co-starring Chloe Sevigny, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd, and Billy Dee Williams.

The Expendables (2010) – Sylvester Stallone directs and stars in the film about a band of mercenaries taking on one of their toughest assignments ever. Co-starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts, and Randy Couture. A great flick for fans of action movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) – Gemma Arterton stars in this British thriller about a kidnapped woman who slowly turns the tables on her captors. One of the most intelligent new movies on DVD I’ve seen all year, it features numerous twists and turns on the way to its surprising conclusion.

Vampires Suck (2010) – This parody of the Twilight movies only has a 4% freshness rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and I’ll admit that sitting through it was a painful experience. Of course, I’m not a 14-year-old girl, so there’s a distinct possibility that I’m barking up the wrong demographic. If you want plenty of jokes about Jacob Black’s body hair and Edward Cullen’s propensity to brood–not to mention that funny Asian guy from The Hangover (Ken Jeong)–then by all means give this one a try. Everyone else will agree that it’s the worst of the new movies on DVD.

The Winning Season (2009) – An overlooked sports comedy starring Sam Rockwell as a dad trying to connect with his teen daughter who lands a job coaching her high school basketball team. The teens include Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Emily Rios, and Shareeka Epps. Rob Corddry co-stars as the high school principal.

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Flipped (2010) – Ron Reiner directs this sweet tale of two kids who explore their affections for one another from second grade to junior high school. Co-starring Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Aidan Quinn, and Penelope Ann Miller. Based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.

Cairo Time (2009) – A hypnotic romance between a magazine editor from Canada (Patricia Clarkson) and the Egyptian pal (Alexander Siddig) of her husband. One of the new movies on DVD aimed at a grown-up audience, Cairo Time plays out against the beautiful backdrop of the land of the pharaohs.

Countdown to Zero (2010) – A sobering documentary about the increasing threat of nuclear weapons. Features interviews with Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Robert McNamara. Narrated by Gary Oldman.

Eat Pray Love (2010) – Julia Roberts stars as a divorcee who journeys around the globe on a journey of self-discovery. A beautifully filmed travelogue co-starring Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins, and James Franco. Based on the memoir by author Elizabeth Gilbert.

Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008) – Goran (Gustaf Skarsgard) and Sven (Torkel Petersson) are a married gay couple living in the suburbs of Sweden. Deciding to take their relationship to the next level, they set out to adopt a child, but a clerical error causes them to wind up with a kid who’s 15 instead of 1.5. To complicate matters and drive this hilarious foreign comedy, new son Patrik (Tom Ljungman) is a homophobic juvenile delinquent.

The Extra Man – Based on the novel of the same name, The Extra Man stars Kevin Kline as a playwright who makes ends meet by accompanying wealthy old ladies to social functions. He strikes up a friendship with an aspiring, cross-dressing writer (Paul Dano) who sublets a room in his apartment. Co-starring Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly.

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Robo Geisha (2009) – From Noboru Iguchi, director of The Machine Girl, comes this Japanese film about two geisha sisters who are abducted by a ruthless steel manufacturer and turned into cyborg assassins. Swords eject from female buttocks, a giant robot threatens to drop a bomb on Mt. Fuji, and there’s also plenty of gore to satisfy fans of odd films.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) – Taking place 23 years after the original film, this Oliver Stone sequel follows Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) as he’s released from prison, writes a best-selling book, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Meanwhile, Gordon’s future son-in-law (Shia LaBeouf) seeks financial revenge against the greedy Wall Street powerhouse (Josh Brolin) partially responsible for the death of his mentor. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by Charlie Sheen, the co-star of the original film.

The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko directs this critically-acclaimed comedy/drama about a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) who both give birth to children using an anonymous sperm donor. Years later, their teenage kids want to meet their real father, and that’s when Paul (Mark Ruffalo) enters the picture and threatens to upset their happy family. A big hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

That’s our look at some of the latest DVDs available for your home theater system. Most are these new movies on DVD are also available on Blu-ray disc, and you should be able to find them all at Netflix. With fast delivery, multiple subscription prices, and pre-paid postage, there’s really no reason not to become a Netflix subscriber. Besides, the small commission we get for sending you there allows us to keep bringing you quality cinematic articles.

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