Thanks for taking the time to read Out this week on DVD. My name is Marci, but on here I will be posting as Mars and every Tuesday (which is new release day) I will be letting you all know what is coming out on DVD that week, big or small. I am not a movie expert, but I do love movies. I am also a fan of knowing what is released on DVD every week without having to go to many different sites to find out. With that said, I hope this article can be a convenient and fun way to find out what is being released each week. I will be starting with the larger titles and then moving towards the smaller ones.
First one up this week is The Blind Side.
Oversized African American Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock) and Sean (Tim McGraw), Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL. Bullock's performance garnered a Best Actress Oscar win and Best Actress Golden Globe Award. Kathy Bates co-stars.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron
Director: John Lee Hancock
Just a side note. Netflix and Redbox won't have this movie until it has been out for almost a month due to a deal WB made with those companies. So if you want to rent it before then you will have to go to a video store.
Next one up is The Men Who Stare at Goats.
Journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) latches onto an unbelievable story in Iraq when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a man of mysterious origins who reveals he was a "warrior monk" trained by the U.S. Army to develop psychic powers. Jeff Bridges co-stars as Lyn's mentor, the man who dreamed up the top-secret operation. Kevin Spacey and Rebecca Mader co-star in this Grant Heslov-helmed wild spoof.
Starring: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor
Director: Grant Heslov
And now onto Brothers.
When severely traumatized Capt. Sam Cahill (Golden Globe nominee Tobey Maguire) returns home alive from a military mission in Afghanistan after he was presumed dead, he learns that his brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), has gotten dangerously close to his grieving wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his kids. Mare Winningham and Sam Shepard also star in this wartime drama about human frailty and battles fought on the home front. Jim Sheridan directs.
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Jim Sheridan
Last but not least (for the bigger titles) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
When Mr. Fox's nightly raids on three nearby farms raise the ire of the selfish farmers, he must outwit the men's increasingly outrageous plans to catch him in this animated adaption of the Roald Dahl book. As the farmers' schemes take a toll on his hungry family, Mr. Fox must find a new way to get his paws on the bounty. Wes Anderson directs, and George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston lend their voice-over talents in this Oscar nominee.
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep
Director: Wes Anderson
Now for some of the smaller titles that are being released on Tuesday.
An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.
Cast : Steve Austin, Lynda Boyd, William B. Davis, Walton Goggins
Sonny Liston, the controversial former world heavyweight boxing champion is brought back to vivid life by actor Ving Rhames in the Robert Townsend directed biopic Phantom Punch.
Trailer: Can't find one anywhere.
Thanks to a cruel and deadly government plot involving poisonous jet trails, the population of Spokane, Wash., falls prey to a contagious virus, and it's up to public-health worker Dr. Tess Martin (Anne Heche) to uncover the fiendish plan and discover the cure. Making matters worse, her 10-year-old son has been infected. The stakes climb quickly in this tense suspense thriller, also starring James Tupper.
Mad Men Season Three
The martini-sipping, chain-smoking execs of New York ad agency Sterling Cooper -- led by the dashing and mysterious creative director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) -- wade deeper into the turbulence of the 1960s in the third season of this Emmy-winning series. The acclaimed ensemble cast features Elisabeth Moss as rising star Peggy Olson, John Slattery as slick senior partner Roger Sterling, and January Jones as Don's beautiful but unhappy wife, Betty.
Last but not least!
Since there are 8 of these movies I am just throwing the link up so that you can go their site and watch all 8 trailers.
Next week's releases coming soon!