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for July 1 DVDs
  • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

    The moon is the hiding place for the latest Transformers villain

  • MONTE CARLO

    A teenage cast does the mistaken-identity routine in Monte Carlo

  • LARRY CROWN

    Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in a rom-com.

 
  • 1. SEASON OF THE WITCH:

    Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman are badly cast in a not-too-bad movie set in medieval times … leaving the Crusades because the politics of that action had taken a nasty turn, these two knights of the realm encounter a woman who may or may not be a for-real witch … soon the “may not” part is on the shelf, and they play a part in saving the world as we know it.  It’s entertaining in an odd sort of way, once you gets used to the two actors who seem as out of place as pepper in a salt shaker.  Horror-meister Christopher Lee co-stars. Rated 14A.

  • 2. BEASTLY:

    Teen heartthrob Alex Pettyfer is an arrogant, handsome, and very hip young man … too good for most of us.  He belittles and insults the wrong girl at a school function and soon, trouble is brewing.  She puts a curse on him that changes his appearance for the worse, and suddenly, it’s “Beauty and the Beast” all over again.  He will remain in this monstrous form until he finds someone to love him despite his appearance, at which time he’ll have his handsomeness restored … but if a year passes and nothing happens, he’ll be ugly forever. Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris co-star.  Rated PG

  • 3. BARNEY’S VERSION:

    Based on the book by Mordecai Richler, Paul Giamatti is the title character, a Montrealer of a Jewish persuasion whose life spins out before us, warts and all.  Barney is not a nice man in many ways, and in others, he’s delightful, but in the end … well, there’s an end for us all.  Giamatti was nominated for an Oscar for his performance here … a movie that does nothing to hide its Canadian identity and its Canadian roots. Rated 14A.

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  • 4. RICK’S PICK: SUCKER PUNCH

    We don’t often get four good movies released in a week … this one is done graphic-novel-style and tells the story of a young woman confined to a mental hospital whose escape into a surreal world is a many-leveled  tale that will resonate well for sci-fi/fantasy fans.

TAKERS: 

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

  • BAD TEACHER

    Cameron Diaz is a profane and wicked teacher who loses her sugar daddy and is on the make … didn’t like it!

  • CARS 2

    Pixar strikes again with  another great film, this time with Lightening McQueen heading to Europe to race in the Grand Prix.  Terrific family movie!

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