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New on DVD (October 7th, 2013)

New On DVD


7 new releases to discuss this week and sadly it looks pretty thin, although there is a documentary about Wiki which seems semi-interesting.

First up we have

After Earth

After Earth

This films stars father/son Will and Jaden Smith.  I do not remember hearing anything about this one over the last year and from early reports it does not look good.  It also stars Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny so I imagine it was a film put together for the kids to have fun, we will have to see.

next we have

The Purge

The Purge

Ethan Hawke stars in this film about having a free pass one night a year to commit a crime without consequence, interesting concept, but concepts don’t make good movies.

then we have

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon (The Avengers) directs this film shot in 12 days film that uses original dialogue.  Comedy that is getting pretty good reviews so this may be on the watch list.

next we have

Europa Report

Europa Report

Alt history science fiction thriller surrounding the trip to Jupiter’s moon Europa and the question of life in our solar system.

then we have

Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love

Written and directed by Josh Boone this dramedy stars Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell and Jennifer Connelly.  This is Josh Boones debut so it is always interesting to see new film makers work their styles and craft.

then we have

The Lifeguard

The Lifeguard

Yet another dramedy starring Kristen Bell, who is Kristen Bell you may ask?  Well she was in the indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed and Stars in ShowTime’s House of Lies, not to mention she was Sarah Marshall in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, wow she has been busy as of late.

and finally we have

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks

If I have to fill you in on WikiLeaks then stop reading now and go watch the film.


That’s it that’s all

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  • Mark Dore October 7, 2013, 10:07 am

    I saw the first three titles. After Earth is a testament to if your daddy bankrolls it then your son gets to star with you. It was trashed during release but aside from Jaden’s lack of acting ability (skip also him in Karate Kid remake) the story is decent and had some excitement.

    The Purge should refer to all copies of this stupid house invasion starring Ethan Hawke hot off his other dud Sinister.

    Much Ado About Nothing was ok but Kenneth Branaugh version was better.

    • scottydynamite October 7, 2013, 10:12 am

      Figured it was a bankroll film for Jaden and I also figured Ethan Hawke was just doing another movie that is meh. When was the other version, in the 90’s or 80’s?

    • Griff October 7, 2013, 12:18 pm

      The one with Keanu Reeves? That doesn’t say much for this version. lol

  • Adam October 7, 2013, 10:37 am

    I can’t wait to pick up that After Earth Limited Edition Blu-ray box set. All Praise Xenu!

  • Maurice Mitchell October 7, 2013, 12:54 pm

    I’m looking forward to “After Earth” because it’s been so bashed in the reviews. Can it really be that bad?

    • Sean October 7, 2013, 1:18 pm

      It’s weird the kid got first billing on the movie poster. “It’s not my fault; it’s Jaden’s! The kid cannot open a movie without karate.”

      • Adam October 7, 2013, 5:33 pm

        Hey Sean you should set yourself up a free Gravatar account for replying and leaving comments.

        • Sean October 8, 2013, 1:23 pm

          Hi Adam. I actually did but it got changed somehow. Scientologists maybe who didn’t appreciate my remark at Will’s expense? Anyhow, I changed it back.

    • Adam October 7, 2013, 1:19 pm

      Maurice to tell the truth i plan on giving it a watch as well. I was originally a pretty big fan of M. Night Shamalamadingdong.

  • Sean October 7, 2013, 12:55 pm

    I didn’t see The Purge but it had a good concept. I’ll probably check it out and be wildly disappointed. Ethan Hawke has had an interesting career.

  • Mark Dore October 8, 2013, 8:56 am

    Gravitas to Sean. I’m waiting for the Xbox After Earth game to purposely let Jaden get beat up. As for Ethan Hawke I have liked him in that vampire thing and the one where he is a bad cop. No one saw them. Hawke is best in drama.

    • scottydynamite October 8, 2013, 10:59 am

      What about Alive?

      • Griff October 8, 2013, 1:03 pm

        His best work is probably as Jesse Wallace in the Linklater trilogy. Then maybe Dead Poets Society.

        • Sean October 8, 2013, 1:36 pm

          Griff, I love the Linklater movies. It’s funny Hawke’s franchise is an art house movie that might gross $10 million. I once walked into an off-Broadway production of Hurlyburly 20 minutes early and a dude was laying still on the couch with his ass crack hanging out the whole time: it was Ethan Hawke. I thought he was good in Training Day, too.

        • Mark Dore October 8, 2013, 4:12 pm

          I agree, as I said best in dramas. Haven’t liked him in suspense movies but not really his fault. Writing and direction at fault in a few.

  • mummbles October 8, 2013, 10:25 am

    It is funny you mentioned Kristen Bell in Safety Not Guaranteed, at first I thought you guys were wrong but then I remembered her cameo, she was barley in that! I thought you would more likely mention her as Veronica Mars!

    BTW, Where is the Hangover Part 3?

    • scottydynamite October 8, 2013, 10:58 am

      Honestly I saw that she was in 2 movies this week on dvd and it made me look at what she had been in besides House of Lies, which I watch. She had a much longer filmography than I expected and just highlighted a few for the post. Might be a Kristen Bell Actress spotlight in the future though.

  • Eric @ The Warning Sign October 9, 2013, 9:46 am

    I’m interested in The Purge and maybe Europa Report. Indifferent on the rest, especially After Earth.

    BTW, it looks like you fixed that weird spam bug. Your last few posts have came through without any problems.

  • Evan Crean October 16, 2013, 5:00 am

    The only one on this list that I’ve seen is Whedon’s Much Ado, which is a really fun adaptation of Shakespeare. Most adaptations of the Bard’s work lean on big name actors or ultra modernization, but Whedon’s version bridges the gap between the two schools. He makes Shakespeare very accessible and he does a great job replicating the feel of a stage without actually having one.

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