for Oct 2 DVDs

    The title says it all.

    Drew Barrymore directs Ellen Page in a roller derby movie.

    Jennifer Garner and Ricky Gervais in a story … about the title … written by Ricky Gervais.

    Big, big animated movie at the box office with the voices of Seth Rogan and Reese Witherspoon among others.  It pays tribute to many of the horror and sci-fi films of the ‘50s which the kids won’t get, but which will tickle adults over a certain age.  A secret US Government project that combines an alien invasion with a lot of pop sci-fi trivia makes this as much fun for adults as it is for kids. Rated G.


    Jennifer Aniston, who really can’t make a romantic comedy hang together, stars along with Steve Zahn in the story of a travelling art saleswoman who just can’t seem to get rid of the seedy motel manager who is fixated on her.  Think they wind up together in the end?  Duh!  Rated PG.

  • 3. AWAY WE GO:

    This one was a film festival darling that didn’t get into most theatres.  It’s a delightful story of Burt and Verona who are on the cusp of parenthood when everything changes.  They have to determine now, where they are going to make their home resulting in an interesting journey! John Krasinksi (The Office) and Maya Rudolph star.  Rated 14A.


    I know it sounds a little corny, but an animated sci-fi film that pays tribute to everything from The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman to The Blob, to Close Encounters just has to be seen for the trivia value alone.

THE BLOB  (1958)  
Steve McQueen’s first starring role, and a movie that scared the heck out of kids, teens, and a few adults in the ‘50s, and now plays like a green plastic garbage bag trying to take over the world.  McQueen was offered this as part of a three-picture deal but the other two were never made because he was so difficult to work with.  He was offered $2,500 or 10% of the profits. He opted for the $2,500 because he didn’t expect the movie to do well.  It grossed $4 million.

    Dennis Quaid in a taut thriller that takes place on a huge spaceship bound for a “new” earth.

    Bruce Willis in a marginal sci-fi thriller where everyone has their own robot.
  • FAME

    A good, solid remake of a classic of sorts.
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