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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (October 7, 2008)

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

The Happening
(2008) R
In this thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States. Fleeing from contaminated cities into the remote countryside, science teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife, Alma (Zooey Deschanel), fight to [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Sep 30, 2008)

September 28th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.
Iron Man
(2008) PG-13
After ultrarich inventor and weapons maker Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) escapes from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, he turns his invention to good by using it to fight crime. But when [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Sep 23, 2008)

September 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

These movies come out on DVD this week:

Sex and the City – The Movie (2008)
“Sex and the City” fans rejoice! Carrie Bradshaw and her girls Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda are back, and this time, they’re coming to the big screen with this highly [...]

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Hot new Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (September 2, 2008)

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

This week is big on releases of various TV series on DVD. But the highlight of the week is…

Transformers – Two Disc Special Edition
(2007) PG-13
Based on the popular toys that transform from machines into giant robots, this live-action movie from Pearl Harbor director [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (August 26, 2008)

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Nightmare Before Christmass
(1993) PG
Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder – where every holiday has its own special land … and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters. The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (August 19, 2008)

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

House, M.D. – Season Four
(2007) NR
In the fourth season of this Emmy-nominated drama, the always-cranky House (Hugh Laurie) deals with the departure of his entire diagnostic team by hiring 40 new doctors and forcing them to compete in “Survivor”-like fashion for permanent positions [...]

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Hot Movie Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week (July 22, 2008)

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

21
(2008) PG-13

Struggling to come up with his MIT tuition, Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) turns to one of his professors (Kevin Spacey), who trains him and five fellow students to become card-counting experts, with the intent of swindling millions of dollars out of Vegas [...]

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Hot New DVD And Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 15, 2008)

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

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The Bank Job
(2008) R
Based on a true 1971 event, this thriller tells the story of Terry (Jason Statham), a car dealer who becomes involved in a London bank heist only to find that the contents of the bank vault will draw him deeply [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (July 8, 2008)

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Batman Begins
(2005) PG-13
After training with a ninja (Ken Watanabe) in Asia following his parents’ brutal murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) returns to Gotham City and finds it overrun with crime and corruption. Discovering a cave under Wayne Manor, Bruce assumes a new identity [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 2, 2008)

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Closer – The Complete 3rd Season
(2007) NR
Underneath her Southern belle exterior, Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson (Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick) is one of the LAPD’s best weapons, able to wring the truth from even the toughest suspect. She may step on [...]

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Hot DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (June 24, 2008)

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

10,000 B.C.
(2008) PG-13
Fierce mammoth hunter D’Leh (Steven Strait) sets out on an impossible journey to rescue the woman he loves (Camilla Belle) from a vicious warlord and save the people of his village. While venturing into unknown territories, D’Leh and his fellow warriors [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (June 17, 2008)

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Fool’s Gold
(2008) PG-13
Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) has sacrificed his relationship with wife Tess (Kate Hudson) in search of the Queen’s Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. When he discovers a fresh clue, hope for riches - and his [...]

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Hot New DVD Releases This Week (June 10, 2008)

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
(2008) TV-PG
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 [...]

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Hot new DVD releases this week (June 3, 2008)

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Cloverfield
(2007) PG-13
A going-away party in Manhattan is interrupted when a mysterious, giant-sized monster launches an attack on New York City. With camcorder in hand, a small group of friends make their way out into the chaotic streets, scrambling to stay alive. Mike Vogel, [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases for May 27, 2008

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Rambo IV
2008 R
When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he’s still haunted by violent memories [...]

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Hot new DVD releases for May 20, 2008

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
(2007) PG-13
Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) and Dr. Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) — who found riches and romance at the end of their first hunt for national treasure — reteam with their wisecracking partner in crime, Riley Poole (Justin [...]

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New DVD releases this week (May 6, 2008)

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

P.S. I Love You
(2007) PG-13 | DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), a young widow living in Dublin, has just lost her beloved husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) to a brain tumor. Inconsolable, Holly finds that Gerry left for her a series of letters [...]

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New DVD Releases This Week (April 29, 2008)

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The Golden Compass (2007)
After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it’s part of her destiny. Nicole Kidman, Daniel [...]

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Movies to see this weekend (Jan 18, 2008)

January 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Opening in wide release:

Cloverfield (2008) PG-13 84minA going-away party in Manhattan is interrupted when a mysterious, giant-sized monster launches an attack on New York City. With camcorder in hand, a small group of friends make their way out into the chaotic streets, scrambling [...]

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Movies to see this weekend (Jan 11, 2008)

January 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Opening in theatres:

The Bucket List (2007) | PG-13 | 97 min

Two terminally-ill old men escape from the cancer ward and go on the road trip with a to-do list of things to do and places to visit before they die.Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star. Director [...]

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