Hot New DVD Releases This Week (June 10, 2008)
June 8th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 5,014 Views
Paul Giamatti stars in this sweeping seven-part miniseries that chronicles the astonishing life of founding father John Adams: revolutionary leader, America’s first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes Abigail Adams (Laura Linney), George Washington (David Morse), Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), Benjamin Franklin (Tom Wilkinson) and many more. DVD and Blu-Ray.
When corporate mogul Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) wind up in the same hospital room, the two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket. In a race against the reaper, the new friends hit the tables in Monte Carlo, down obscene amounts of caviar and tear up the road in supercharged cars. Rob Reiner directs this comic caper. DVD and Blu-Ray. Maxim’s Review.
Director Justin Chadwick’s opulent historical drama stars Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and Scarlett Johansson as her sister, Mary — beautiful, ambitious sisters vying for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Though both women are the monarch’s mistresses, only one can become his queen consort – but at what cost? The supporting cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas and Jim Sturgess. DVD and Blu-Ray. See also: Book & 2003 BBC version.
The product of a broken home, Davey Rice (Hayden Christensen) is looking for a way to escape from his abusive father – and finds it when he discovers he can teleport himself at will. But Davey’s newfound powers soon become a double-edged sword that exacts a terrible price … and attracts unwanted attention from the National Security Agency. Director Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane and Tom Hulce. DVD and Blu-Ray. Maxim’s review. See also: Sound Track.
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