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for June 10 DVDs
  • SUPER 8

    JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) wrote and directed, Steven Spielberg produced, and the story of young boys making a movie with their dad’s Super 8 camera is all autobiographical right up until the train wreck that releases … something … from Area 51.

 
  • 1. TRUE GRIT:

    Nominated for 10 Oscars (didn’t win any!) this is a great remake, or rather re-imagining of the John Wayne vehicle that won The Duke an Oscar back in 1969.  The highlight here is Haillee Steinfeld, a delightful performer who has such a terrific command of dialogue that it’s difficult to believe she was just 15 when she made this film.  Haillee is his is Mattie Ross, o8ut to hire a lawman (Jeff Bridges) to go “across the river” to find the rascal what done killed her Pa.  Except there is no Beverly Hillbillies dialogue here – the Coen Brothers have crafted an articulate piece of film that is just sensational. Bridges’ Rooster Cogburn is quite amazing. Matt Damon and Barry Pepper also star.  Rated 14A.

  • 2. JUST GO WITH IT:

    Adam Sandler produced this remake of the 1969 rom-com that starred Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn.  This time the main character is a plastic surgeon, not a dentist … but he still pretends to be married, because he finds that wearing the wedding ring makes him a chick magnet, especially when he tells unsuspecting females his tales of woe in a bad marriage.  When he falls for the woman of his dreams, and she finds the fake wedding ring in his pants pocket, the jig seems to be up … unless he can convince her that the marriage is all but over.  Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman star, and it’s all good fun, if not a little predictable. Rated PG.   

  • 3. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS:

    Don’t be fooled.  This is not a miracle pre-release of the blockbuster summer movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.  Instead it’s a quick direct-to-DVD rip-off designed to fool you just a little, and to cash in on all the publicity that is being generated by the new version.  Good cast though, with Arnold Vosloo (he was The Mummy), Nathan Fillion (Castle) and a host of ex WWE wrestlers.  Rated PG.

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  • 4. RICK’S PICK: TRUE GRIT:

    BC’s Barry Pepper was touted as an early contender for a Best Supporting Oscar playing a character named … Pepper … but it was not to be!

TAKERS: 

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

  • X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

    A better than average origins movie has Professor X young and with hair (James McAvoy) and a terrific cast of soon-to-be-famous mutants.  Well worth the trip to the theatre.

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