There are a lot of home video releases the past two weeks, so just like the last entry, I’ll keep the posts brief for the interest of time. Here we go:
Released June 14, 2011:
Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Synopsis from IMDB: A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined in the fun by his best pal, things get a little out of control when both wives start engaging in extramarital activities as well.
Pac’s Take: You can check out our Take Two on Hall Pass here.
Battle: Los Angeles
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Synopsis from IMDB: A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders.
Pac’s Take: You can check out our Take Two on Battle: L.A. here.
Red Riding Hood
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas and Gary Oldman
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Synopsis from IMDB: Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.
Pac’s Take: It still baffles me that Gary Oldman would accept such a role. That being said, he is the only thing that remotely interests me about this movie.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson and Jessica Lucas
Director: John Whitesell
Synopsis from IMDB: FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder.
Pac’s Take: I will avoiding this movie like the plague and I suggest you do the same.
Starring: Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña, Ryan Dunn and Dave England
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Synopsis from IMDB: N/A
Pac’s Take: The Jackass films have become a little worn out over the years, but the recent tragic death of star Ryan Dunn might prompt a viewing.
Kill the Irishman
Starring: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken and Vincent D’Onofrio
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Synopsis from IMDB: The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970’s.
Pac’s Take: I was excited to see this film the first time I saw the trailer, and it head to the top of my Netflix queue.
Released June 21, 2011:
The Adjustment Bureau
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Florence Kastriner
Director: George Nolfi
Synopsis from IMDB: The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Pac’s Take: Unfortunately I missed this film during its run in theaters so I’ll be sure to put it in my Netflix queue.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Synopsis from IMDB: A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Pac’s Take: Another film I missed during its theatrical run, I loved Taken so I’ll definitely be adding this to my queue.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Synopsis from IMDB: In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem.
Pac’s Take: Channing Tatum surprised me with his comedic turn in Ron Howard’s The Dilemma, but I’ll still pass on this one.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Robert Capron
Director: David Bowers
Synopsis from IMDB: Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
Pac’s Take: I actually enjoyed the first film, but this sequel was and unnecessary, rushed, cash grab.
Starring: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche
Director: Miguel Arteta
Synopsis from IMDB: Tim Lippe has no idea what he’s in for when he’s sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the “guidance” of three convention veterans.
Pac’s Take: As a limited release, I wasn’t able to track this down in theaters, but it is a film I’m excited to see now that it is on Blu Ray.
Starring: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman and Zoe Kazan
Director: Josh Radnor
Synopsis from IMDB: Captures a generational moment – young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.
Pac’s Take: I’ll queue this one up.