These are the movies being released on DVD this Tuesday. Click on the links below to purchase the movie posters:
Bottle Shock (Comedy/ Drama) – Cast: Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachael Taylor, Dennis Farina, Bradley Whitford, Miguel Sandoval, Eliza Dushku; Director: Randall Miller
Based on true story, Bottle Shock chronicles the events leading up to the famous Paris tasting events of 1976 in which Napa wines defeated the esalted French wines, in a blind tasting competition, and put California wines on the map for good.
The Secret Life of Bees (Drama) – In South Carolina in 1964, Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) is a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Hilarie Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Paul Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.
Zack and Miri Make A Porno (Comedy) – Cast: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords; Directed by: Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith writes and directs his newest comedy for The Weinstein Co. with Zack & Miri Make a Porno, the story of two friends (Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks) who get into the amateur porn business to combat their rising debt, only to realize their underlying feelings for each other while doing so.
W. (Drama) – Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Richard Dreyfuss, Ioan Gruffudd, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Glenn, Noah Wyle, Jason Ritter, Jeffrey Wright; Directed by: Oliver Stone
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd President to the big screen as only he can. “W” takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.
“W” stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell as George Herbert Walker Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice, Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell, Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld, and Ioan Gruffud as Tony Blair.
The director said he’s not looking to make an anti-Bush polemic. His goal is to use seminal events in Bush’s life to explain how he came to power, using a structure comparable to The Queen.
Sex Drive (Comedy) – Cast: James Marsden, Katrina Bowden, Dave Sheridan, Michael Cudlitz; Directed by: Sean Anders
What Just Happened is a winningly sharp comedy about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer — as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job.
Release date: Friday October 17, 2008 Genre: Drama Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Studio: Fox Searchlight/Donners’ Company Producer(s): Jack Leslie, James Lassiter, Joe Pichirallo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Will Smith Screenplay: Gina Prince-Bythewood Cast: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Bettany, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys, Hilarie Burton Official Site:foxsearchlight.com Rating:PG-13 for thematic material and some violence Available film art:The Secret Life of Bees movie posters
Synopsis 14 year old Lily Owen tries to cope with her mother’s death 14 year old Lily Owen tries to cope with her mother’s death during the summer of 1964. She lives in South Carolina where racism is a difficult problem and the only woman in her life she can depend on is taken away because of her race. When she and Rosaleen reunite it’s a quest to find out the truth about her mother’s death 10 years prior.