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for June 3 DVDs
  • X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

    Ever wonder what the mutants looked like in their teens?  This is an origins story about how they all got to be what they became!

 
  • 1. DRIVE ANGRY:

    This is what happens when a big, talented star gets into financial difficulty – very bad movie choices are made.  Nicolas Cage stars in this drive-fast-and-crash-the-cars attempt at a thriller in which he plays a character named Milton who has broken out of hell to come to the rescue of his infant granddaughter after his daughter is kidnapped and killed by a vicious cult.  If this is how they drive in hell … well, I’d become a pedestrian!  Despite this one being a major cheese-o-rama, I found it a lot of fun!  William Fitchner is great as the Accountant to the Prince of Darkness. Rated 18A.

  • 2. PASSION PLAY:

    Oscar-winner Mickey Rourke as taken on yet another odd role in this tale of love and murder in which he plays opposite the most unlikely duo of SNL’s Bill Murray, and Transformer’s Megan Fox.  We have gangsters, carnival people and an over-the-hill jazz musician in a film that won’t light everyone’s candle, but which has its own coolness thanks to Rourke. Rated 14A.   

  • 3. BIUTIFUL:

    Javier Bardem stars in this Oscar-nominated (for Best Foreign Film) movie that won’t have you finishing up with a smile on your face.  Playing a character named Uxbel who makes his way and tries to provide for his family in the hard-scrabble streets of Barcelona, Bardem’s performance is outstanding but the subject matter is dark, brooding, and depresseing.  View it as an exercise in art and you’re okay … get too caught up with looking for a happy ending and you’ll be disappointed.  Spanish with English subtitles. Rated 14A.

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  • 4. RICK’S PICK: DRIVE ANGRY:

    Yes, it’s a cheese-fest, but fun with Cage so over the top he’s a caricature of himself at his best and his worst.

TAKERS: 

Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller.  Will you see the ending coming?  Probably!

  • THE HANGOVER PART II

    All the regulars are back, and this time it’s Thailand and monkeys, not Las Vegas and tigers.  If you liked the first one, you’ll like this!

  • KUNG FU PANDA II

    Same story here – Jack Black is the voice of Po the Panda once again … and if you liked the first one … what’s not to love here?

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