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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Noteable DVD Releases: May 26th 2009

I wouldn't even bother posting this today since nothing interesting at all came out on DVD this week, except for that movie where that butter-face Jessica Biel shows off her boobs, but I know if I don't post this I'll get one of those OOOHH WHAT HAPPENED TO THE "WEEKLY" BLOG?!?! So here, screw off ya knob.

Brother's War Near the end of World War II, British Officer Pearman (Hugh Daly) discovers a secret Russian plot that could alter the course of history. To warn the Allied forces, Pearman must team up with a German captain (Tino Struckmann) and escape from scores of deadly Russian soldiers. Based on actual events and full of action and suspense, this war film also stars Michael Berryman, Olivier Gruner and Hayley Carr.

The Devil's Tomb Sean Connery's son Jason Connery directs this taut action thriller about an elite group of soldiers (including Cuba Gooding Jr., Taryn Manning and Jason London) sent to rescue a missing scientist (Ron Perlman) from an underground lab, only to learn from a priest (Henry Rollins) that an ancient evil has been released inside the facility. Ray Winstone co-stars as the soldiers' seasoned former leader, who helps them figure out their next move.

The Secret of Loch Ness When imaginative 11-year-old Tim Bender (Lukas Schust) comes across a story that suggests his departed father may still be alive, he embarks on an adventurous expedition to uncover the truth -- a journey that leads him to the secret world of the Loch Ness. Michael Rowitz directs this fantasy-filled odyssey, while Lisa Martinek, Dorkas Kiefer, Serge Falck, Thomas Fritsch and Hans Werner Meyer co-star.

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Brilliant scientist Captain Neweyes (voiced by Walter Cronkite) travels through time to the age of the dinosaurs. There, he uses his special Brain Grain cereal to transform Rex (John Goodman) and his pals from hungry predators to charming and intelligent beasts. The animated tale shifts to the present when Rex and the gang agree to visit the dino-loving children of New York. Jay Leno, Yeardley Smith and Rhea Perlman also lend their voices.

Murder in a Blue World In a futuristic world where armed gangs roam the streets, scientists are conducting mind-control experiments on ordinary citizens from secret labs. Amid the carnage, a beautiful nurse (Sue Lyon) seems like an angel of mercy. But what are her true intentions? Spanish director Eloy de la Iglesia helms this arresting English-language shock film that's often compared to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, released just two years earlier.

New In Town The weather isn't the only drastic change for high-paid consultant Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) when she's sent from her home base in South Beach, Fla., to a small Minnesota town to improve the productivity of a local manufacturing plant. The town's residents also take some getting used to, especially the ruggedly handsome union boss (Harry Connick Jr.) who's doing his darnedest to make sure that Lucy doesn't cut any jobs.

M. Butterfly Jeremy Irons stars as French civil service officer René Gallimard, a man who falls in love with an enigmatic Chinese opera singer (John Lone), in director David Cronenberg's adaptation of David Henry Hwang's Broadway stage play. Set in the midst of China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, the film includes several allusions to "Madama Butterfly," Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera that inspired Hwang's play.

Powder Blue Gritty stories of loss and redemption collide on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, where a shy mortician (Eddie Redmayne) falls for a single-mom stripper (Jessica Biel), and a desperate ex-priest (Forest Whitaker) forges an unlikely bond with a transsexual prostitute (Alejandro Romero). The tightly woven ensemble drama also features gripping performances by Ray Liotta, Patrick Swayze, Lisa Kudrow and Kris Kristofferson.

Carnivorous After reckless teenagers kill his beloved wife in a hit-and-run accident, Alan Cade (Louis Herthum) makes it his mission to exact revenge. His plan? To use the mystical Kulev Stick he filched as a child to unleash a supernatural snake with a deadly appetite. But when he loses control of his serpentine creation, Cade seeks out a Special Forces veteran (DMX) with a knack for destruction to help him hunt it down.

Killshot After witnessing a violent shakedown, Carmen and Wayne Colson (Diane Lane and Thomas Jane) are ushered under the arm of the Federal Witness Protection program, where they're supposed to be well taken care of. But with an experienced hit man (Mickey Rourke) and a rookie killer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) on their heels, hiding out will be more difficult than they thought. Rosario Dawson and "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville co-star.