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May 17 DVDs
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  • STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS:

    Opened Wednesday, the second voyage of the Enterprise with the new crew – produced by JJ Abrams.

 
  • 1. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D:

    You don’t need much more than the title to know where this is going. Years after the original events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited some property in Texas from her grandmother. She decides to collect some of her best friends and make it a road trip, heading to the rural community where Heather finds a large, isolated farm with an old, dilapidated mansion on it. But who’s that in the basement? The reason she needs her friends with her, is that Leatherface, presumed dead after the original, has survived, he lives here, and he needs people to kill. And eat. Hence the friends. The 3D adds little. Rated 18A.

  • 2. CLOUD ATLAS:

    Be prepared to watch this one at least twice in order to figure out just what is going on. Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play various characters, past, present, and future, all connected by some kind of universal oneness that transcends reason. Just eight minutes short of three hours long, figuring out who the recurring characters are behind the amazing makeup is job one. Job two is trying to follow the wildly divergent stories that threaten to coalesce into a meltdown. I liked it … but I really didn’t get it the first time. The big cast also includes Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, and Hugo Weaving. Rated 14A.

  • 3. A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III:

    A glimpse was more than enough for me in this vanity project from Roman Coppola whose family connections got him Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen along with Jason Schwartzman which is essentially the story of a bad break-up for Sheen’s character, followed by a near-death experience and then … 84 minutes of not much. Sheen isn’t bad, but the movie is a train wreck. Rated 18A.

  • CLOUD ATLAS:

    If you have the time to see it twice (like, almost six hours) this is an epic movie … just very strange. From the Wachowski siblings.

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963):

Steve McQueen is exceptional in what holds up to be a great POW film 50 years later. For the 50th Anniversary next month, Cineplex Theatres is re-releasing a digitally remastered version for just three days only. I’ll remind you as we get closer!

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

    Great sets and a great period look, and DiCaprio shines in the F. Scott Fitzgerald masterpiece.

  • PEEPLES

    An okay comedy with Craig Robinson as a party-crasher at an upscale weekend in the Hamptons.

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