for July 23 DVDs
  • SALT

    Angelina Jolie in a spy thriller

    Based on the best-selling novel, the adventures of a young girl and her big sister.

  • 1. COP OUT:

    A cop “buddy flick” with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as partners who get themselves into just a little trouble over a rare baseball card.  Willis is Jimmy, a veteran cop whose daughter’s wedding depends on his selling the rare card … and Morgan is Paul, his unstable, unpredictable, and not-too-bright partner.  Sean William Scott plays the wild card in what has a few funny moments … but far too few for something billed as a comedy.  Rated 14A.

  • 2. THE LOSERS:

    This film has an “A-Team-look” to it as a team of top special forces operatives, betrayed by higher-ups in the military, have to track down the traitor to clear their names.  The plot doesn’t matter much – it’s a good action extravaganza, a lotta stuff blows up, and all the right people get what they deserve.  Small-name cast with Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, and Jason Patric star.  They get the job done though! Rated 14A.


    Relatively difficult to find in theatres, this is a head-banger of a rock movie featuring Dakota Fanning and Kristin Stewart (Twilight) as Cherie Curry and Joan Jett respectively as they play out their days as pioneers of the all-girl rock band genre.  Based on actual events and real people … pretty rough around the edges, but then, they were just like that in the ‘70s. Rated 14A.

  • 4. THE LOSERS:

    I’m the guy who liked the A-Team movie better than most, and I liked this one for the same reasons.  Great popcorn movie, lots of action, and based on a comic book, to which it pays tribute in some of its graphics.


Tom Hanks, 21 years younger, is a police detective in a different kind of buddy flick … his partner’s a dog.  Good film right up until the final scene, which is probably what kept it from doing well at the box office.  Was supposed to be directed by Henry Winkler, but he and Hanks didn’t get along, so Winkler was fired.


    A good popcorn movie – lots of action, lots of magic, and a fun way to spend a summer evening


    Very intense and thoughtful Leo DiCaprio film about the world of dreams … I liked the special effects.

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