DVDs for June 26, 2012

Wrath of the Titans

Clash of the Titans was two hours of men in skirts yelling and flinging themselves at monsters, but the sequel, thankfully, has a bit more depth. Perseus (Sam Worthington) has a son now and only reluctantly returns to the monster killing business when his dad Zeus (Liam Neeson) gets kidnapped by his evil uncle Hades (Ralph Fiennes) as a ploy to release a giant lava monster. It’s pretty cool – I liked it a lot better than the first one – and the special effects were awesome. Check it out or read the full review.

Buy Wrath of the Titans on DVD or on Blu-Ray.


Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror is the campy version of Snow White that came out earlier this summer – the one that features Julia Roberts as the evil queen trying to poach a young prince played by Armie Hammer out of her stepdaughter Lily Collins’ hands. There are also a magical dragon and some marauding little people on stilts who steal the pants off anyone that wanders into the woods. It’s goofy, a little lame, and nobody dies, so it’s perfect for younger kids and anyone who’s not looking to get into anything at all serious. Check out the full review here.

Buy Mirror Mirror on DVD or on Blu-Ray.

21 Jump Street

If you remember 21 Jump Street from the 80s, you should know that this is nothing like that. The other has a serious “drugs are bad” message, this one is a vehicle for sex jokes, goofing off, and making fun of high school movies. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill play two (not so) young looking police officers who end up in the opposite roles they played in high school when they return to school as part of an undercover drug sting. It’s pretty funny, so check it out, but not if you’ve got kids with you. Most of the jokes are HIGHLY inappropriate. Read the full review here.

Buy 21 Jump Street on DVD or on Blu-Ray.

The Artist

I went to this movie with a friend. I loved it, she hated it, so it could go either way for you. The movie is black and white and almost entirely silent, which means you’ve gotta be cool with reading title cards and people’s faces if you want to know what’s going on. The story is that a famous silent movie actor (Jean Dujardin) is made obsolete by his protegee/girlfriend (Berenice Bejo) when Hollywood moves from silent pictures to “talkies.” It’s really sweet and also really different, so do check it out, even if you’re not a film snob.

Buy The Artist on DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack.

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