Out this week on Blu-Ray and DVD 5.18.10

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Hey everyone! There's a ton of movies coming out this week that look good. I hope everyone is excited! Here's a few to look out for this week at the movie store.

In this drama based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected president Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa. Based on John Carlin's book, the film stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon (both Oscar nominated) as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the scrappy South African team that makes a run for the championship.
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
Director: Clint Eastwood
Anything Clint Eastwood does is amazing.



Extraordinary Measures
After their two young children are diagnosed with a rare genetic disease for which conventional medicine has no cure, John (Brendan Fraser) and Aileen (Keri Russell) pin their hopes on the work of unconventional scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford). Director Tom Vaughan's heartfelt drama is based on the true story of the Crowley family, as chronicled by journalist Geeta Anand in her book The Cure.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser
Director: Tom Vaughan



Valentine's Day
In this Los Angeles-set comedy from director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), the tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14. Proposals, infidelity, loneliness and more are explored. Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper and Patrick Dempsey lead a star-studded cast.
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner
Director: Garry Marshall
I really liked this movie! I loved the cast (there's a ton of stars) and I liked the story a lot. I especially liked Anne Hathaway's role.




The Messenger
An injured U.S. soldier, Sgt. Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), is paired up with by-the-book Capt. Tony Stone (Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson) to notify families of killed soldiers -- a job that bonds them as they debate different views on serving America. At odds at first, the two find common ground while facing life's variety of battles. Oren Moverman directs this poignant military tale that co-stars Samantha Morton and Jena Malone.
Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson
Director: Oren Moverman
This looks really good but I don't watch any movies having to do with war or post war issues. (I do realize I am missing a ton of good movies.) Reviews on this are welcome of course.



The New Daughter 
Luis Berdejo directs this supernatural thriller centered on John James (Kevin Costner), who moves to the country to get a new start -- only to be confronted by a new nightmare when his daughter, Louisa (Ivana Baquero), begins acting stranger by the minute. With unsettling events besetting the South Carolina home, John begins to believe that something on the edge of the forest nearby might have the answers he needs.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero
Director: Luis Berdejo
I personally don't think this sounds very good so I passed on watching it. Anyone that did watch is welcome to leave a review in the comments!



DVD Releases 
*To be clear the New to DVD this week means it's just being released for the first time. The rest of these titles are older shows finally getting released to DVD after years.*
~Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One, Part One (New to DVD & Blu-Ray this week)
~Everyman's War (New to DVD this week)
~Gamera, The Giant Monster (Special Edition and New to DVD this week)
~Gunfight at La Mesa (New to DVD this week)
~Hard Ride to Hell (New to DVD this week)
~John Lennon: Rare and Unseen (New to DVD this week)
~Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The Fifth Year
~The Spy Next Door (New to DVD/Blu-Ray this week)


*Blu-Ray Releases*


That's it folks! Have a great week!
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