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Dcember 21st DVDs
  • JACK REACHER

    Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s creation

  • CIRQUE DE SOLEIL 3D

    Circus comin’ atcha

  • THIS IS 40

    A follow-up to “Knocked Up.”

 
  • 1. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE:

    Clint Eastwood stars, produced, but did not direct this film about Gus, an old baseball scout who is losing his faculties, and along with that, his ability to do his job. Amy Adams plays his lawyer daughter Amy, always and forever at odds with her cantankerous curmudgeon of a father. The team management is about to replace him with a younger man, behind his back, and his daughter tries to save his bacon by helping him on a scouting trip, since she grew up on the circuit and has baseball in her blood. He’s not interested, and that’s the set-up. There isn’t a lot of baseball played here, but what there is makes good sense in the context of the story. Justin Timberlake sporting a not-so-good-looking beard is the love interest. Good movie – derivative, but good! Rated 14A.

  • 2. TOTAL RECALL:

    Colin Farrell takes on the role of Douglas Quaid originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 original based on a short story by Philip K. Dick “I Can Remember it for you Wholesale.” Quaid does menial work, and has always wanted to try Rekall, a company that implants false memories of trips, of events, of fantasies and dreams, which, for a price, will seem like the real thing when you recall them. Quaid always wanted to go to Mars … what if he could use Rekall to put that experience in his mind? Well, he does, something goes wrong, and suddenly, he’s a hi-end operative with great combat skills, but everybody’s out to get him. Is it a false memory … or is this who he really is? Great action … and far, far better than the original. Rated 14A.

  • 3. PITCH PERFECT:

    Glee led the way, and now yet another movie tells the story of high school singers trying to win the big prize. Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow star as participants in an acapella competition at a high level, the focus being a girl with a troubled home life to tries to escape into the confines of the singing group to get some fun out of life. It’s the all-girl group against the all-boy group that sets the tone for this musical excursion. Some nice moments, and a message about community and friendship round out an nice script. Rated 14A.

  • TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE:

    Watch for the good-looking ball player in the spring training scene on the pitcher’s mound … that’s Scott Eastwood, son of Clint.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946):

A box office failure when it was released, and deemed “subversive” by the FBI, this has become the most-loved Christmas picture of all time … because of an expired copyright that made it available to television at no charge in the late 1950s.

  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY:

    Exceptional story, well-told with great special effects … especially Gollum.

 

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