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Hot new movie releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week (Dec 16, 2008)

December 15th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 8,100 Views


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These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 16, 2008:

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

(2008) PG-13

Based on the international hit musical featuring the songs of pop superstars ABBA, this charming tale centers on a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her plan to uncover her father’s identity by inviting three of her mother’s (Meryl Streep) former lovers to her wedding. Produced by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, this big-screen adaptation also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Christine Baranski. DVD (Widescreen | Full-Screen | Two-disc Special Edition) | Blu-Ray

 


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Widescreen)

(2008) PG-13

The third installment in the Mummy franchise takes archaeologist Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) all the way to China, pitting him against an emperor (Jet Li) from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty, who’s returned from the dead to pursue an evil quest for world domination. This time, O’Connell enlists the help of his family — including his wife, son and brother-in-law — to quash the so-called Dragon Emperor and his abuse of supernatural power. DVD (Widescreen | Full-Screen) | Blu-Ray | [Maxim's Review]

 


Generation Kill (2008)

Generation Kill

(2008) NR

A platoon of young but highly trained Marines leads the charge of American forces during the 2003 Iraq invasion. This HBO miniseries highlights the many challenges faced by the soldiers on the front lines, such as distinguishing civilian from enemy. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands and Jon Huertas, this realistic portrayal of the Iraq War is based on a nonfiction book by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright. DVD | Blu-Ray

 



Burn After Reading

(2008) R

In this dark comedy from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen, ousted CIA official Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) loses his recently penned memoir into the hands of a pair of moronic gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) who use it to try to turn a profit. George Clooney and Tilda Swinton round out the cast of this irreverent farce, whose title alludes to former CIA director Stansfield Turner’s book Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence. DVD | Blu-Ray


The House Bunny (2008)

The House Bunny

(2008) PG-13

When Playboy bunny Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) gets evicted from the mansion, she is a woman without a country — that is, until she meets the sisters of Zeta Alpha Zeta, a sorority on the brink of losing its campus chapter. The Zetas need Shelley’s makeover expertise so they can attract a new pledge class — otherwise, their house goes to rivals Phi Iota Mu. But the Zetas have something Shelly needs, too: the confidence to be herself. DVD | Blu-Ray

 



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