for August 14 DVDs
  • THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE

    Eric Bana flits through time romantically linked all the way.
  • BANDSLAM

    High School Musical cast members pursue their own musical dreams.
  • DISTRICT 9

    A Sci Fi tale about alien fugitives on the earth.
  • 1. 17 AGAIN:

    This could have been just another “Freaky Friday” kind of deal, or a variation on “Back to the Future” but Zac Efron brings a credible and easy-to-watch attitude to the part in which he is the younger incarnation of 30-something Mike O’Donnell whose marriage, family, and job are all going badly … and he gets to be 17 again … but not back then – now!  Sounds freaky, but it plays very well … Matthew Perry is Mike-the-elder. Rated PG.

  • 2. I LOVE YOU MAN:

    I don’t think so!  Paul Rudd and Jason Segal star in the tale of poor Pete who meets the girl of his dreams, pops the question, she accepts … and he realizes he has no male friends – not a single one that he can ask to be his best man.  This sets him out on a quest to find a man-pal … with odd, and often vulgar consequences.  Rated 14A.       

  • 3. WALTZ WITH BASHIR:

    When Israel and Lebanon were at war in the early ‘80s, many of those who fought blocked out the horrors of what happened.  This film is one man’s journey to learn just what went on during that lost period of his life, hoping to discover the connection between those days and his recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 ferocious dogs.  The first animated film to be nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar.  Rated 18A.

  • 4. 17 AGAIN:

    Zac Efron’s impression of Matthew Perry was the result of hours of study and mimicking … nicely done!
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (1986): 
Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) faints at her high school reunion and wakes up in her past … just before graduation.  Nicolas Cage co-stars, Francis Ford Coppola directs.
  • GI JOE; THE RISE OF THE COBRA

    A good special effects film where a lotta stuff blows up.
  • JULIE AND JULIA

    Meryl Streep is superb in her portrayal of Julia Child.
  • THE PERFECT GETAWAY

    A chilling horror tale in which vacationing couples in a tropical paradise are murdered … after being tracked down like animals.  Scary, but pretty good for what it is.
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