DVD Releases for January 11, 2011

The Social Network

I hate Facebook, but I loved The Social Network, which is a movie about Mark Zuckerberg and how he founded Facebook. This is largely because the movie doesn’t bow down before Zuckerberg’s computer/moneymaking prowess, but paints him as a socially inept jerk, which he apparently is, at least according to the book it was based on. It stars Jesse Eisenberg (you know, the guy who isn’t Michael Cera), Andrew Garfield (you know, the guy who’s going to be Spider-man) and Justin Timberlake. If you haven’t seen it, do. You can read my full review beforehand if you like.

Buy The Social Network on DVD or on Blu-Ray

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Alpha and Omega

Computer animation software must be dirt cheap by now, because every studio and its dog has gotten into making these movies. This one, which is about a pair of wolves getting kidnapped and escaping a wolf preserve, is by Lions Gate (you know, that studio that produces all those horror movies). It’s not exactly the freshest thing that ever hit the shelves – they hate each other, then they fall in love – but your kids will probably like it, and Justin Long (you know, that kid from the Mac commercials) does the voice of the boy wolf.

Buy Alpha and Omega on DVD or on Blu-Ray.


Piranha 3D

I don’t know if you remember the original Piranha, but it was released in 1978 and the piranha attacks sounded like an overstressed coffee machine percolating. It was hilarious. But in a way that it was meant to be funny, not that it was so bad it was funny. It’s something of a cult hit, but I wouldn’t have considered it a candidate for a remake. But here it is. It has some semi-famous people in it and it’s in 3D this time. That’s about all that’s different. You might want to give it a shot if you’ve got a 3D TV.

Buy Piranha 3D on DVD or on Blu-Ray or on 3D Blu-Ray.


Dances With Wolves: 20th Anniversary Edition

Remember that movie Avatar, how it was so new and fresh and original? Except really it wasn’t, because James Cameron ripped the story off of this movie: Dances With Wolves. It’s about a military guy (Kevin Costner) living on the frontier and identifying more with the natives than his own people… sound familiar? This film won 7 Oscars, including the biggies: best picture, best director, and best adapted screenplay. Watch it. Seriously. People need to be less impressed with Avatar already. The new edition comes with a bunch of documentaries and history guides and a fancy box.

Buy Dances With Wolves on DVD or on Blu-Ray.

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2 Responses to DVD Releases for January 11, 2011

Wow, what a mix – while The Social Network is one of the best DVD releases of 2011 – the rest, not so much, though Dances with Wolves is a classic (and yet, Avatar totally ripped it off). To keep track of all the latest releases, I prefer http://www.filmcrave.com/dvd_new.php

Katrina Nicholson
Commented:  23 January 2011 at 13:48()

You prefer your own site. What a surprise.

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