for Nov 20 DVDs
  • THE BLIND SIDE

    Sandra Bullock in the based-on-fact story of a young homeless man who becomes a football player.
  • NEW MOON

    Next up in the Twilight saga – Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart
  • PLANET 51

    Animated feature about aliens arriving in a regular neighborhood … the “aliens” are from earth, the neighborhood is on another planet.
  • 1. STAR TREK:

    Chris Pine leads an exceptional cast in a time-bending version of the original Star Trek.  The casting is exceptional with Zachary Quinto as Spock, Pine as Kirk, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and an appearance by Leonard Nimoy.  You don’t have to be a Star Trek aficionado to appreciate this film which takes liberties with the original, but also pays it all due respect. Rated PG.

  • 2. BRUNO:

    Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) is at it again, only this time as an alleged Austrian TV personality of an alternate lifestyle persuasion who comes to American with documentary intensions.  Even hard-core Borat fans had to admit that Bruno really wasn’t all that funny, and that some of the crude routines went on for too long.  Didn’t work for me. Rated 18A

  • 3. MY SISTER’S KEEPER:

    A three-hanky-weeper based on the best-selling novel about a girl (Abigail Breslin) who was brought into the world solely to provide “spare parts” for her older sister who has cancer.  Giving various tissues, blood, and body parts to help keep her sibling alive, she rebels, stating that she doesn’t want to do this anymore, that she wants to be “emancipated.”  Very sad story – but very, very different from the book – especially the ending. Sofia Vasseileiva (Medium’s Ariel) plays the older sister.  Rated 14A.

  • 4. STAR TREK:

    Lots of trivia here …  Majel Barrett, Mrs. Gene Roddenberry in real life, played the voice of the Enterprise’s computer in this film – she died two weeks after completing her work.

STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN  (1982): 
Arguably the best of the big-screen Star Trek films until the current release.  Has the complete original cast, along with a great bad-guy role by Ricardo Montalban.
  • 2012  

    A huge special effects extravaganza that doesn’t really have a credible story to back it up.  Well worth seeing, but pretty thin – plays like a disaster movie from the ‘70s, which is not all bad.
  • PIRATE RADIO aka THE BOAT THAT ROCKED

    Great depiction of pirate radio from the ‘60s … Philip Seymour Hoffman is great, but the sound track’s the star!
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