TO GET READY FOR THE DVD SEASON,
Redbox is enforcing two-a-days.
Itâ€™s tough love this season from old Coach redbox. But in the end youâ€™ll be a lean mean DVD-enjoying machine. Okay team, “NEW RELEASES!” on 3. Ready?
This week starts off with a creepy tale straight out of the suburbs. In Disturbia, up-and-coming star Shia LeBeouf plays a teen who screws up royally and gets put on house arrest. With so much time to snoop and observe (and obsess), he becomes convinced that his neighbor is a serial killer. Sarah Roemer and Carrie-Anne Moss are the skeptical co-stars.
Next up, Ice Cube adds something new to his wide-ranging resume: suburban dad in a comedy. In Are We Done Yet?, Cube moves the family (his wife played by the lovely Nia Long) to a small town for, presumably, a better life and a little peace and quiet. The plan hits a small snag in the form of their whacked out realtor played by John C. McGinley.
TMNT. That stands for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Make no mistakeÂ— – theyâ€™re back. The crime fighting adolescent mutants (each named for a Renaissance master) return to stop a mysterious force that threatens to destroy the universe. Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kevin Smith are just a few of the star voices. Will the new image and abbreviated name work better than it did for NKOTB? Redbox is sure of it.
Surprising though it might seem, there’s no better time than the beginning of August for a snowy holiday tale. So make it Unaccompanied Minors. It’s the story of a whole gaggle of youngsters – Â—minors, as it were – Â—who get snowed in at an airport in the Midwest. But being resourceful, they do the only thing they can: pass the time by making their own holiday celebrations. Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama and Tyler James Williams star.
Funnyman Chris Rock pretty much does it allÂ— – writing, directing and starring – Â—and pulls no punches in I Think I Love My Wife. He plays a married man with a wandering eye whose willpower is tested to its limits by his friendâ€™s old mistress (Kerry Washington)Â— – especially in one scene where she repeatedly mentions her unmentionables. Gina Torres plays his wife.
Finally this week, travel to Scandinavia (and back, oh, about eight centuries) in the action/fantasy Beowulf & Grendel. Gerard Butler, (star of the recent action hit, 300) plays the Norse warrior who, to demonstrate his allegiance to a Danish king, does battle with the hideous troll monster, Grendel. Itâ€™s the same story they tried to make you read in high school, except a) this is fantastic and b) there will be no test.
Thatâ€™s it, team. Watch your DVDs like champions this week.