DVD RELEASES – DECEMBER 14TH, 2010

Movies on DVD

despicableme

Despicable Me is an animated feature following a criminal mastermind, who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme. That is until he ends up changed by the growing love between them.

Special Features: Disc one – Exclusive on Blu-ray and Double-Pack DVD: Three new mini-movies featuring the Minions, the world of Despicable Me, Despicable Beats, Gru’s Rocket Builder, A Global Effort, Despicable Me game previews, commentary with Directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin featuring the Minions, the voices of Despicable Me, Super Silly Fun Land, Blu-ray exclusive features, Gru-Control – the making of the film with behind-the-scenes footage, plus cast interviews with a PIP window, Miss Hattie’s Top Secret Cookie Recipe, pocket BLU – featuring the ‘Minion Me’ and ‘Minion Dominion’ apps for iPhone & iPad, uHear, never miss another line of dialogue watching Despicable Me with this feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles, Disc two – (DVD), DVD of Despicable Me, Disc three – (DVD) a digital copy of Despicable Me (expires 12/31/11).


thetown

The Town, staring and directed by Ben Affleck, revolves around a thief who while planning his next job, falls for a bank manager from an earlier heist. As he tries to balance his feelings, the FBI is on his heels trying to bring him down.

Special Features: Includes theatrical version plus extended cut not seen in theaters, commentary on both versions by Director/Star Ben Affleck, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on both versions; French Dolby 5.1 and Spanish Dolby 5.1 on theatrical version only, Ben’s Boston: Ben Affleck takes the viewer through the moviemaking process in his hometown, segments include: the Cathedral of Boston; Nuns with Guns: shooting in the North End; pulling off the perfect heist; The Town: plus more.


otherguys

The Other Guys stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as a couple of not so slick detectives who take advantage of a situation to impress their superior officers.

Special Features: Pimps Don’t Cry music video, extreme close up, everyone hates the DVD guy, movie IQ, the Mom-mentary- unrated version, the Mom-mentary, Line-O-Rama, deleted and extended scenes, alternate action, Wasn’t That?, Crash and Burn, Why Are There Brits In This Movie?, Rob Riggle Likes To Party, We Shouldn’t Kiss Chicken, Mark Wahlberg’s Eating Contest Entourage, Bed Bath and Way Beyond.


nannymcpheereturns

Nanny McPhee Returns continues with the super-nanny (Emma Thompson) coming to the aid of a mother trying to hold down the family farm while her husband is away at war. Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach five lessons to woman’s children and their two spoiled cousins.

Special Features: Commentary with Director Susanna White, New Film, New Story: Oscar® -winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson with the cast and crew acknowledge that Nanny McPhee Returns has all that they loved from the first film, Magical Movies: How the magic of Nanny McPhee Returns was created, Mr. Edelweiss: Nanny McPhee’s relationship with the pesky and mischievous Mr. Edelweiss is explored, Emma Thompson becomes Nanny McPhee: Emma Thompson’s transformation into Nanny McPhee using time-lapse photography, The Pigs: the fun of working with these characters, The Mud: is a relentless challenge for the cast and crew, A Look Inside: the magical world of Nanny McPhee is as wonderous as the original pic.


legendoftheguardians

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole with its very long name was a hit with audiences of all ages. When a young owl is kidnapped from an evil own family, he has to not only escape, but to stop the owls by enlisting the help of the legendary Guardians (who he also must find).

Special Features: Maximum Kid Mode: Soren guides viewers through the movie, complete with real-life stories about the owl kingdom (with two challenges), Armor Up with Soren and Eglantine and Match the Owl Treats game, Legend of the Guardians: Rise of the Guardians: owls’ bedtime story, To the Sky music video by Owl City, four artwork galleries, True Guardians of the Earth: Digger and Rico Rodriguez host an inside look into the world of owls, new Looney Tunes cartoon: Fur of Flying.


ateam

The A-Team is the big screen adaptation of the popular TV show of the same name. It follows a group of Iraq War veterans who are trying to clear their names with the U.S. military after  they’re framed of committing a crime.

Special Features: Disc one: theatrical version, extended version, the devil’s in the details: inside the action with Director/Writer Joe Carnahan, deleted scenes, a gag reel, A-Team theme mash-up montage, plan of attack, character chronicles, visual effects before and after with commentary by Visual Effects Supervisor James E. Price, plus the theatrical trailer, Disc two: digital copy.


TV on DVD


24

24: The Complete 8th Season is one of the better in the series. The show was a mega-hit with a loyal following throughout its run, but had lost its way after season five for a time. Season eight recaptured all the elements that made that show a hit as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) tries to convince President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) the error of her ways, while the president uses all the power of her office to stop him from exposing her misdeeds – thanks to the reemergence of President Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin). The series closed with the same excitement of its debut.

Special Features: Disc one – the ultimate CTU, scene makers, Disc two – deletes scenes, scene makers, Disc three – scene makers, Disc four – scene makers, Disc five – deleted scenes, scene makers, Disc six – deleted scenes, being there, scene makers, Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) interrogation.


armywives

Army Wives: Complete Fourth Season continues the saga of four women and one man, who all love someone enlisted in the service.

Special Features: Deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes and gags, safety first: from script to screen, Southern cooking Army Wives style.

BEST (MOST) OVERPAID ACTORS ANNOUNCED

Will Ferrell from "Elf" in 2003 (New Line Cinema)

Will Ferrell from "Elf" in 2003 (New Line Cinema)

Once again, Will Ferrell wins the coveted most overpaid actor in the world designation by Forbes magazine.

Ferrell got one dollar for every $3.35 his movies made.  Get me the number of his agent.

Forbes‘ team of scholars immersed themselves into its Celebrity 100 list, then added boxoffice and did some hoodoo with production budgets and compared that with the star’s lavish salaries.

If Forbes didn’t factor in publicity and marketing, then the only one’s making money may have been the top actors.

Ferrell‘s Land of the Lost, Step Brothers and Semi-Pro were analyzed (not The Other Guys because this year’s awards ended on June 1st)

A close second was Eddie Murphy, who was paid $1 for every $4.45 his movies earned.  Imagine That, Meet Dave and Norbit were evaluated.  Animated films aren’t allowed, so the Shrek franchise couldn’t help him.

Others at the top include  Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Drew Barrymore, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise and Matt Damon.

Nice work if you can get it.

MARK WAHLBERG IS “THE OTHER GUY”

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Mark Wahlberg is not the first person who comes to mind when casting for a comedy, but Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay envisioned The Departed star as the perfect foil for Ferrell in The Other Guys.  The movie has been a welcome hit for both Ferrell and Wahlberg, and one would assume a sequel is a possibility.  Click on the media bar to hear Ferrell recount the genesis behind The Other Guys.

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“LAST EXORCISM” TAKES THE LEAD OVER “TAKERS” – “AVATAR” STRONG SHOWING

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The Last Exorcism fought hard and it paid off. The pic brought in an estimated $21.3 million between Friday and Sunday and extricated The Expendables from the top spot.

It wasn’t a remarkable victor over the competition however. Takers landed in second place just shy of Exorcism’s totals with an estimated $21 million in revenue.

The Expendables dropped 44 percent and off its first place perch to the third position with an estimated additional take of $9.5 million. That brings the estimated total to $82 overall – $2 million over the movies $80 million budget in three weeks.The Sylvester Stallone actioner added 128 new theaters this week bringing its total to 3,398, demonstrating that the audience is cooling off a bit.

The Julia Roberts self-realization flick Eat, Pray, Love ended up in fourth place with an estimated $7 million. The good news is that the film has made its money back. The pic cost $60 mil to produce and to date Eat, Pray, Love has amassed $60.7 million. It still wasn’t a great deal of additional cash considering Eat, Pray, Love playing in 26 additional theaters this week.

The Other Guys, the comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is closing in on its budget of $100 mil. Between Friday and Sunday the film came in fifth and brought in an estimated $6.6 million. That brings its total to $99.3 million to date.

And the re-release of Avatar added $4 million more to its $2 billion box office. Avatar was shown in just 812 theaters, but landed in 12th place proving people still love traveling to Pandora.

Rounding out the top 10:

6. Vampires Suck $5.3 million

7. Inception $5.1 million

8. Nanny McPhee Returns $4.7 million

9. The Switch $4.6 million

10. Piranha 3-D $4.3 million

WILL FERRELL NOT SUCH AN “OTHER GUY” FOR SON

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Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin have three sons, and the eldest (6-year-old Magnus) is slowly realizing his pops is not just an ordinary Joe, or for lack of a better pun, an “other guy.”  It’s a great time for Magnus to understand his dad is actually a star, since The Other Guys is one of Ferrell’s more successful films; but wait until he learns that dear old dad was also the main guy behind Year One and Semi-Pro!!  (Click on the media bar to hear Will talk about his tyke)

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