for Sept 16 DVDs

    Ryan Gosling drives for a living – on the racetrack, on the street, whatever it takes


    Sara Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan in a Mr. Mom kind of film


    A remake of Sam Pekinpah’s 1971 film about going back home … to a whole lotta violence.

  • 1. THOR:

    Another Marvel Comics character, and another Avenger on-screen to join Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, and all those other guys.  This one did not get good reviews, but I liked it a great deal – Chris Hemsworth who plays the Norse god/man fallen to earth  after running afoul of his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) causes big problems for those in Area 51.  Natalie Portman co-stars, but Hemsworth is the big draw.  Some good special effects in this origins movie.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh.  Rated 14A.

  • 2. 13 ASSASSINS:

    Unemployment isn’t just an issue during this year’s economic downturn.  It has been around for awhile.  Fans of Japanese martial arts will love the story of 13 unemployed Samurai at the end of Japan’s feudal era who become mercenaries and sign up to bring down an evil warlord.  An all-Japanese cast with Japanese dialogue and English subtitles make the whole thing very authentic.  Rated 14A.   


    Normally direct-to-DVD versions of once-popular film themes are a waste of time, but this one is pretty good, and is out to get the Halloween fires burning.  It’s our old pal Shrek alright … and we get the real deal as well – voices of Antonio Banderas as Puss-in-Boots, Mike Meyers as the title character.  Unfortunately, no Eddie Murphy as Donkey – too big a star to do this, I guess.  Donkey is voiced by Dean Edwards.  There are three separate stories here, but the highlight is an exceptional parody of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Rated G.

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  • 4. THOR

    Watch for a “The Destroyer,” a terrific special effect, and one of the most frightening horrors on film this year!


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


    Exceptional mixed martial arts movie that is sort of the “Rocky” of the genre … only better!


    Low end creature feature about a half-man-half-alligator in the Louisiana swamps.


    Excellent apocalyptic tale with Matt Damon trying to save his family from a world-ending virus.

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