New DVD Releases: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
A big week for DVD(s). Lots of good movies. Just click on the links below to purchase the movie posters:
- We Own the Night (Drama) – New York, 1988: A new breed of narcotics has swept the great city, bringing with it a ferocious crime wave more terrifying than any in recent memory. Outmanned and outgunned by the new criminal order, the police find themselves burying one of their own at the rate of two a month. An all-out war rages, threatening to engulf guilty and innocent alike.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes; Directed by: James Gray
- No Reservations (Comedy/Drama/Romance) – Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson, Jenny Wade, Lily Rabe, Zoe Kravitz; Directed by: Scott Hicks
- The Martian Child (Drama) – John Cusack plays a science fiction writer who adopts a 6-year-old boy after the death of his fiance…except he’s a bit worried by the fact that this boy claims he’s from Mars.
Cast: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Sophie Okonedo, Bobby Coleman, David Kaye; Directed by: Menno Meyjes
- In the Shadow of the Moon (Documentary) – In the Shadow of the Moon is an intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first, and very possibly the last, time, In the Shadow of the Moon combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts, including Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Mike Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). The astronauts emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human.
Cast: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, John F. Kennedy; Directed by: David Sington
- Gone Baby Gone (Drama/Mystery) – “Gone, Baby, Gone,” Academy Award®-winner Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, stars Casey Affleck (“Ocean’s Eleven”), Michelle Monaghan (“Mission: Impossible III”), Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman and Academy Award®-nominee Ed Harris. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (“Mystic River”) and adapted for the screen by Affleck and Aaron Stockard, the film tells the story of two private investigators hunting for an abducted 4-year-old girl in the seamiest side of Boston’s underworld.
Cast: Casey Affleck, John Ashton, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Michelle Monaghan; Directed by: Ben Affleck
- Becoming Jane (Drama/Romance) – “Becoming Jane” centers on a love affair British novelist Jane Austen (Hathaway) began as a 20-year-old — with brilliant, roguish Irishman Tom Lefroy — that inspired her career as one of the world’s great romantic writers. The movie also looks at how the writer’s relationship with Lefroy helped create the male characters in “Pride & Prejudice.”
Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith; Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Buy Becoming Jane movie posters here
- Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (Drama) – Based on Tyler Perry’s play about the joys and trials of matrimony.
Cast: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Michael Jai White, Malik Yoba; Directed by: Tyler Perry
- The Amateurs (Comedy) – An independent comedy about a small town that bands together to make a porno film. Bridges plays a guy dealing with a midlife crisis who hatches the scheme.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit; Directed by: Michael Traeger