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HOT NEW DVD RELEASES
You gotta love Ferbuary.
For a short month, February sure packs a punch. Rent any of these new releases online, and send February packing in style.
First, check out Will Ferrellâ€™s latest, Stranger Than Fiction. Ferrell plays an average guy who begins hearing a voice that seems to be narrating his life. Naturally freaked, he turns to Dustin Hoffman to help him find the source of the voice. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Thompson round out the great cast. Best of all, Ferrell breaks from his usual (albeit very funny) role: a kooky kook behaving kookily.
“No, do not investigate the old farmhouse!” Save your breath, friend, Sarah Michelle Gellar just wonâ€™t listen. In The Return, she plays a businesswoman who begins having nightmares of a 15-year old murderÂ—then gets drawn to the farmhouse where it took place. Sam Shepard also stars in this drama/thriller set in the creepiest of locations. (Do NOT ask redbox about its farm history.)
Also new this week, the movie that takes you back to the beginning of Tenacious D, THE GREATEST BAND IN THE WORLD*. In Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny youâ€™ll see how JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) meet each other in Venice Beach, form a band, then set out across country to steal a golden guitar pickâ€¦acting pretty hilariously the whole time.
* This claim is painfully ludicrous. Just saying.
Returning from last week (and still available online) is the animated comedy Flushed Away. Hugh Jackman does the talking for a cartoon rat who gets flushed, literally, from high society in London, ending up down in the cityâ€™s sewers. Kate Winslet and Ian McKellen also lend their voices.
Redbox highly recommends the political satire and Robin-Williams-brand-goofiness in Man of the Year. Williams stars as a talk show host who runs as a darkhorse and gets elected President. Laura Linney and Christopher Walken Â—not to mention some real Washington playersÂ—star as well.
Finally, you best not forget The Prestige. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale square off as rival magicians whose competition gets ugly over the secrets of an amazing trick performed by Bale. Strong acting. Amazing effects. Get it.