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for July 15 DVDs
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART ii

    The most successful movie franchise in history wraps it all up as Harry goes head-to-head with he-who-cannot-be-named

  • WINNE THE POOH

    Only Pooh Bear would dare go up against Potter … a throwback to the original Winnie-the-Pooh.

 
  • 1. THE LINCOLN LAWYER:

    Matthew McConaughey is Mick Haller, a slightly bent and just a little slippery lawyer who conducts his business with the shadier side of the upscale criminal element from the backseat of his Lincoln Towne Car.  He takes on the case of an LA-area playboy, wealthy and well-bred, who is accused of murder.  Looks like a slam-dunk … until SHE shows up.  Who is she?  Can’t tell you – you have to watch the movie – and it will be well worth your time!  Francis Fisher (Clint Eastwood’s ex) and Marissa Tomei co-star, along with a splendid turn by William H. Macy as a private eye. Rated 14A.

  • 2. INSIDIOUS:

    A terrific horror film that goes someplace you just don’t expect when a family’s young son is the object of a medium’s pronouncement: “Your house is not haunted.  It’s your  son who is haunted.”  Up until that point, we’re thinking maybe Poltergeist with a little of The Exorcist thrown in.  Not even close.  A portal between the world of the living and the world of the dead is accessed, and what’s found on the other side is more than chilling.  Directed by James Wan who wrote and/or directed several movies in the Saw franchise, this one isn’t grisly, but it certainly is scary!  Stars Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson with a great turn by Barbara Hershey.  Rated 14A. 

  • 3. THE HAUNTING OF WINCHESTER HOUSE

    From one horror extreme to another – this one is in the “you were warned” category:  it’s direct-to-DVD, written and directed by Mark Atkins whose main claim to fame are a couple of porno movies and some video games, with stars who have pretty much the same background.  A family moves into an old house and finds that things go bump in the night.  Gee … never saw that before! Not rated.

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  • 4. RICK’S PICK: THE LINCOLN LAWYER/ INSIDIOUS

    Depends on your mood – both are excellent.  “Lawyer” is based on the novel by Michael Connolly; “Insidious” is Stephen King’s pick for one of the best horror thrillers of the past five years.

TAKERS: 

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

  • HORRIBLE BOSSES

    Jason Bateman stars in a mean-spirited R-rated comedy about three guys who decide to off their mean bosses … okay for what it is

  • ZOOKEEPER

    Kevin (King of Queens) James in another family-oriented comedy in which he’s a zookeeper who talks to the animals … and they can talk to you!  Never seen that one before! (Being sarcastic).

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