Saturday, 17 December 2011

DVD Releases: January 2012

DVD Release: January 2012

January 3
- 1313 Wicked Stepbrother (Thriller) Pre-Order
- Contagion (Thriller) Pre-Order
- The Guard (Comedy, Drama) Pre-Order
- Justified: The Complete Second Season (Action, Crime, Drama, TV) Pre-Order
- Mildred Pierce (Drama, TV) Pre-Order
- Puncture (Drama) Pre-Order
- Removal (Thriller) Pre-Order
- Shark Night 3D (Horror, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! The Wubb Club (Animation, Family, TV) Pre-Order

January 10
- A Bronx Tale (Crime, Drama) Pre-Order
- Answer This! (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Pre-Order
- Aurora (Drama) Pre-Order
- Bratz: Desert Jewelz (Animation, Comedy, Family) Pre-Order
- Gurozuka (Horror) Pre-Order
- Killer Elite (Action, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Moneyball (Drama) Pre-Order
- Primeval: Volume 3 (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV) Pre-Order
- Saving Private Perez (Action, Adventure, Comedy) Pre-Order
- Sinners and Saints (Action, Crime, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Sinners and Saints (Action, Crime, Thriller) Pre-Order
- What's Your Number? (Comedy, Romance) Pre-Order

January 17
- A Soldier's Story (Drama, Mystery, War ) Pre-Order
- Dirty Girl (Comedy) Pre-Order
- First Squad (Action, Animation, Drama) Pre-Order
- KickOff (Comedy) Pre-Order
- Redline (Action, Animation, Sci-Fi) Pre-Order
- Sliders: The Fifth and Final Season (Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV) Pre-Order
- Thurgood (Drama, TV) Pre-Order
- Waking the Dead: Season Six (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Pre-Order

January 24
- 50/50 (Comedy, Drama) Pre-Order
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season One (Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) Pre-Order
- Godzilla (Criterion Collection) (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi) Pre-Order
- Memphis (Musical) Pre-Order
- Punished (Action, Drama) Pre-Order
- Real Steel (Action, Drama) Pre-Order
- Tales of an Ancient Empire (Action, Adventure) Pre-Order
- Underdog: Complete Collector's Edition (Animation, Comedy, Family) Pre-Order
- Wings (Drama, Romance, War) Pre-Order

January 31
- Behind the Glass (Drama) Pre-Order
- Dream House (Suspense Thriller) Pre-Order
- Drive (Action, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Fat City, New Orleans (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Pre-Order
- Hey Dude: Season 2 (Adventure, Comedy, Family, TV) Pre-Order
- The Thing (Thriller) Pre-Order
- Thunder Soul (Documentary) Pre-Order
- You and I (Thriller) Pre-Order

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

This prequel to the classic Planet of the Apes successfully reboots the franchise, convincingly explaining how these primates could have in fact ascended to seize control of Earth from man. It begins as an intimate and personal tale that expands methodically into nothing less than the beginning of the end of the world as we know it, with another civilization on the horizon. And I couldn't take my eyes off it.

The movie, which is set in modern day San Francisco, has a cast that includes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films).

The story is told largely from the point of view of a chimpanzee named Caesar, played by Andy Serkis. It's also chockfull of inside gags for Apes fans, from character names to lines of dialogue to an actual passing reference to Heston's space voyage which started it all in 1968.

Ending on a tease for a potential sequel, it would seem that Fox is banking on this franchise becoming a regular fixture on the blockbuster calendar.

Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment
Director(s): Rupert Wyatt
James Franco , Freida Pinto , John Lithgow , Andy Serkis , Brian Cox


Thursday, 1 December 2011

DVD Releases: December 2011

DVD Release: December 2011
December 2
- Friends With Benefits (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
- The Smurfs (Adventure, Comedy, Family) Buy Now!

December 6
- A Christmas Wedding Tail (Family) Buy Now!
- A Matter of Size (Comedy, Drama, Sports) Buy Now!
- Care Bears: Super Cuddly Collection (Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy) Buy Now!
- Cowboys & Aliens (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
- Curious George: Gets a New Toy (Animation, Family, TV) Buy Now!
- The Debt (Thriller) Buy Now!
- He's Mine Not Yours (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
- The Help (Drama) Buy Now!
- Law & Order: The Ninth Year (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
- The Love We Make (Documentary) Buy Now!
- Mangus! (Comedy) Buy Now!
- Mr. Popper's Penguins (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
- Point Blank (Action, Crime, Thriller) Buy Now!
- Psychic Experiment (Horror, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
- Rapt (Thriller) Buy Now!
- Transformers Prime - Darkness Rising (Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller) Buy Now!
- Triple Tap (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
- Champions (Action) Buy Now!
- Family Guy: Volume 9 (Animation, Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
- Kung Fu Panda 2 (Animation, Adventure) Buy Now!
- Kung Fu Panda Collection (Animation, Adventure) Buy Now!
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
- Seven Chances (Ultimate Edition) (Comedy, Family, Romance) Buy Now!
- Switched at Birth: Volume 1 (Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!

December 20
- Act Your Age (Comedy, Drama) Pre-Order
- Blackthorn (Western) Pre-Order
- Catch .44 (Action, Drama, Western) Pre-Order
- Catch .44 (Suspense Thriller) Pre-Order
- Colombiana (Action) Pre-Order
- Dolphin Tale 3D (Adventure, Family) Pre-Order
- Futurama: Volume 6 (Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Pre-Order
- Midnight in Paris (Comedy, Romance) Pre-Order
- Nightfur (Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi) Pre-Order
- Nothing Sacred (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Pre-Order
- Straw Dogs (Crime, Drama, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Warrior (Action, Drama) Pre-Order

December 27
- A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (Comedy) Pre-Order
- Apollo 18 (Sci-Fi, Thriller) Pre-Order
- Archer: Season Two (Action, Animation,Comedy) Pre-Order
- Chop (Comedy, Horror) Pre-Order
- Game Time (Action) Pre-Order
- In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (Action, Adventure, Drama) Pre-Order
- Jane's Journey (Documentary) Pre-Order

New Theater Releases: December 2011

<< New Releases: November

December 2011

December 2

- A Warrior's Heart (limited)
- Answers to Nothing (limited)
- I Am Singh (limited)
- Lads & Jockeys (NY)
- Outrage (limited)
- Pastorela (limited)
- Shame (limited)
- Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh) (limited)

December 9

- Catch .44 (NY, Charlotte)
- I Melt with You (limited)
- In Darkness (NY, LA
- 1 week Oscar run; limited: Jan. 27)
- Knuckle (limited)
- Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (limited)
- My Piece of the Pie (NY)
- New Year's Eve
- The Sitter
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (NY, LA; limited: December 16)
- W.E. (LA: 1 week Oscar run; limited: Feb. 3)
- We Need to Talk About Kevin (NY, LA: 1 week Oscar run; limited: Jan. 27)
- Young Adult (limited; wide: Dec. 16)

December 12

- Daguerreotypes (NY)

December 16

- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Chipwrecked
- Carnage (limited)
- Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (limited)
- Mission: Impossible
- Ghost Protocol (IMAX; wide: Dec. 21)
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

December 20

- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

December 21

- The Adventures of Tintin (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
- Albert Nobbs (limited)

December 23

- Don 2 (limited)
- The Flowers of War (NY, LA, SF)
- In the Land of Blood and Honey (limited)
- We Bought a Zoo

December 25

- The Darkest Hour (3D/2D theaters)
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (limited; wide: Jan. 20)
- War Horse

December 28

- El Sicario: Room 164 (NY)
- Pariah (limited)

December 30

- A Separation (limited)
- Angels Crest (limited)
- The Iron Lady (limited; expands: Jan. 13)

December TBA

- Chico & Rita (LA)

<< New Releases: November