for Aug 13 DVDs

    Julia Roberts stars in the story based on the Elizabeth Gilbert novel about a woman’s search for herself

    Sylvester Stallone wrote and directed this action-thriller that also features Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger – briefly.


    Michal Cera plays a slacker who meets the woman of his dreams … but she has baggage!  


  • 1. DATE NIGHT:

    Steve Carrel and Tina Fey are Phil and Claire, a married couple for whom the bloom has left the rose.  He decides to add a little spice to their relationship, by going into the city – New York City, for dinner at a trendy new eaterie. No reservation – no problem.  When it’s clear that “The Sullivans” haven’t shown up for their table, Phil pretends to be Sullivan, and soon they are dining in style.  How were they to know that The Sullivans were targeted for a mob hit that night.  And so it goes … some funny moments, did well at the box office. Rated PG.


    When Dad dies suddenly, and the family comes from far and wide to bury him, it becomes clear that Dad had been living a double life.  Based on a three-year-old British film of the same title, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan are brothers who learn, as they prepare to bury Dad, that he was on the down-low … with a white man … who is a little person, played by Peter Dinklage who was also in the original).  Not my kind of humour, but some will find this stuff funny.  Rated 18A.   

  • 3. TRIAGE:

    Colin Farrell lost 44 pounds to play a returned Afghanistan War photojournalist who comes home without his best friend.  Not forthcoming with the reasons why that is, his wife sets out to find out what happened.  Horror film veteran Christopher Lee also stars, with location shooting in Spain, standing in for Afghanistan.  Very well received last year at the Toronto Film Festival, but didn’t make it into many theatres. Rated 14A.

  • 4. DATE NIGHT:

    It’s not going to win any awards, but both Carrel and Fey are engaging, and Mark Wahlberg has a significant part, all shirtless. Some good chase scenes as Clair and Phil try to elude the hitmen on their trail.


It’s a long way back, and you have to have a certain sense of nostalgia – and horror – This was Christopher Lee at his best.  Very little dialogue, and a lot of scary posturing.


    Will Ferrell is his usual man-child as an admin-oriented cop, and Mark Wahlberg disappoints, dropping to Farrell’s level.  They are cops in pursuit of … well, something! 

  • STEP UP 3D

    If you watch “So You Think You Can Dance” on television, this one is right up your alley.  New York streets, a lotta dancing.

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