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June 30, 2012 - Sixteen years ago, Phenomenon was a summer hit in theaters. On Tuesday, it comes to Blu-ray and we've got a review.
John Travolta stars as a California mechanic who sees bright lights in the sky and comes away with greatly increased brain function and telekinesis. Directed by National Treasure's Jon Turteltaub and co-starring Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall, this PG-rated Touchstone Pictures drama hits high definition with its original trailer in standard. Read on...

June 29, 2012 - Disney's year-long increase in live-action catalog Blu-rays gives us reason to look at The Color of Money. Martin Scorsese directs this 1986 sequel to The Hustler, with Paul Newman reprising the role of pool shark "Fast" Eddie Felson, who here opts to be stakehorse for a cocky young talent (Tom Cruise). Acclaimed and a box office hit, this drama earned four Academy Award nominations and won Newman his long overdue first (and only) Best Actor Oscar. Now available, the film's 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray is sure to disappoint some. Full review.

The Color of Money Blu-ray Review

The first of this year's two live-action Snow White movies, Mirror Mirror offers a light and colorful take on the fairy tale, casting Julia Roberts as The Queen, Lily Collins as her princess step-daughter, and Armie Hammer as a princely potential love interest to both. Directed by Immortals' Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, this PG-rated family fantasy is now available as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack with deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, an animated storybook, and a tutorial on the film's closing dance number. Read our full review.

Today, Disney confirmed the long-rumored September 25th Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD release date for The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film in history. The Joss Whedon-directed superhero dream team blockbuster will be made available in a variety of editions, most of them loaded with bonus features. The press release spells out your buying options and a trailer previews what is sure to be the year's best-selling movie.

June 26, 2012 - 21 Jump Street works Fox's 1980s dramatic TV series into a hit buddy action comedy. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play classmates turned partner cops chosen to pose as high school students as part of an undercover narcotics operation.
After an acclaimed and highly profitable theatrical run, this R-rated flick hit stores today. The DVD includes an audio commentary by the stars and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), deleted scenes, the featurette "Back to School", and UltraViolet. Read our review here.

Paramount has set a September 18th release date for Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, a 4-movie Blu-ray collection of the George Lucas-scripted, Steven Spielberg-directed series starring Harrison Ford. The original film, 1981 Best Picture Oscar nominee Raiders of the Lost Ark, has been meticulously restored for this release. All four films will be accompanied by documentaries, featurettes, interviews, and new bonus features. Cover art has been posted here.

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June 23, 2012 - Our newest review covers Mill Creek Entertainment's recent Spaghetti Western Double Feature Blu-ray. In The Grand Duel (1972), The Good, The Bad and The Ugly's Lee Van Cleef plays a sheriff determined to a wanted man's innocence. Keoma (1976) stars Django's Franco Nero as a soul-searching, half-breed Civil War veteran willing to stand up to outlaws and his nasty half-brothers alike. The $9.98 SRP disc includes an original theatrical trailer for each movie. Full review.

June 22, 2012 - Disney has scheduled the Blu-ray debut of Pete's Dragon for October 2nd. The partly animated 1977 family musical will receive a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack ($29.99 SRP) alongside the Diamond Edition of Cinderella. Extras for the 2-disc set, available in Blu-ray or DVD packaging, will include a deleted storyboard sequence, an original song concept, and the featurette "Brazzle Dazzle Effects." Click the thumbnail for a larger look at cover art:

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June 21, 2012 - Our coverage of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy concludes with a review of Spider-Man 3. Longer and less esteemed than its predecessors, this installment introduces the villains Sandman and Venom, in addition to establishing a new Goblin and making over Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) with a troubling alien symbiote. Sony's new edition isn't really that new; it serves up the first of the movie's two original Blu-ray Discs, containing bloopers, two audio commentaries, a music video, and galleries. To them, it adds UltraViolet access and $10 movie cash towards The Amazing Spider-Man. Read our review.

June 20, 2012 - A Thousand Words extends Eddie Murphy's critical and financial cold streak of solo vehicles. Taking four years to reach theaters, this comedy stars Murphy as a fast-talking book agent who discovers his life may be ending as a tree's leaves fall every time he opens his mouth. Written by Bruce Almighty's Steve Koren and directed by Norbit's Brian Robbins, this PG-13 flop hits Blu-ray next week with deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and UltraViolet. Full review.

June 19, 2012 - Nicolas Cage is Seeking Justice in his newest film. Cage plays a New Orleans high school English teacher whose wife (January Jones) is brutally attacked. He reluctantly enlists a vigilante operation (led by Guy Pearce) promising free vengeance and months later, they need him to repay the favor. Following a limited theatrical release, this R-rated thriller hits stores today from Anchor Bay in a DVD + Blu-ray Combo Pack we review here.

Radio Rebel DVD Review Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray + UltraViolet Review Barbarella Blu-ray Review

June 18, 2012 - The 2012 Disney Channel movie Radio Rebel stars Debby Ryan ("Jessie") as a shy Seattle teenager who secretly also happens to be the wise, favorite DJ of everyone at her high school. Maintaining a double life proves to be difficult for Radio Rebel, especially when the school principal vows to cancel senior prom if no one confesses and accepts an expulsion. Available tomorrow, Image Entertainment's DVD includes deleted scenes, bloopers, Ryan's "We Got the Beat" music video, four making-of shorts, a piece on the Los Angeles premiere, and a trailer. Check out our full review.

June 17, 2012 - Our coverage of Sony's new Spidey Blu-rays continues with a review of Spider-Man 2, the esteemed central installment of Sam Raimi's trilogy. This Oscar-winning 2004 blockbuster gets Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) to consider hanging up his Spidey suit and letting New York fend for itself so he can be with the girl he loves (Kirsten Dunst). Meanwhile, best friend Harry (James Franco) looks to avenge his father's death and brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) gets a little out of control. Now availble, this Blu-ray includes both the film's original theatrical cut and its extended 2007 Spider-Man 2.1 edit along with three audio commentaries, a 2-hour making-of documentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and UltraViolet. Read all about it.

Paramount's catalog Blu-ray for July is Barbarella. Set in the future, this campy 1968 science fiction film stars Jane Fonda in the title role as an agent assigned to track down a weapons inventor on a distant planet to maintain the universal peace. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed Fonda's then-husband Roger Vadim, this international production gets a fancy slipcover and its original trailer on this July 3rd release. Full review.

June 15, 2012 - This week sees Spider-Man getting a proper Blu-ray release on its own. Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire in the title role, this 2002 adventure turned a nerdy teenager into a powerful superhero to unprecedented box office numbers. Sony's new Blu-ray allows the film's many hours of DVD bonus features -- including three audio commentaries, making-of documentaries, screen tests, Easter eggs -- to resurface alongside a pair of exclusives (a trivia challenge viewing mode and an editing activity). The loaded disc arrives at a low price and with $10 movie cash towards seeing The Amazing Spider-Man (or $5 towards a concession stand purchase). Don't miss our exhaustive review for complete details on what is gained, what is lost, and how this blockbuster holds up ten years later.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home Blu-ray Review

June 14, 2012 - The independent dramedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home stars Jason Segel and Ed Helms as brothers sharing an eventful day of coincidences in Baton Rouge. Susan Sarandon plays their mother, while Judy Greer plays Helms' wife, who is suspected of infidelity. After a strongly-reviewed limited run in theaters, this Duplass Brothers film comes to stores next week. We cover the UltraViolet-wielding Blu-ray.

June 13, 2012 - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows presents new adventure and mystery for the Victorian England detective (Robert Downey Jr.) and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law). This sequel to the 2009 blockbuster sends the partners to France and Germany as they try to reunite a Gypsy fortune teller (Prometheus' Noomi Rapace) with her missing brother and run into peril from Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). Now available, Warner's two-disc Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack serves up a Downey-hosted Maximum Movie Mode, Focus Points, and a downloadble iPad app. Don't miss our review.

June 11, 2012 - Our John Carter coverage draws to a close with our interview of Jim Sullos and Cathy Wilbanks, the president and archivist, respectively, of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the copyright owners of the Tarzan and Barsoom author. They discuss the long process to get John Carter made as well as Burroughs himself. The article includes clips from the film and the Blu-ray's bonus features. Read on...

Shallow Grave, the first theatrical credit of director Danny Boyle, writer Danny Hodge, and producer Andrew Macdonald (the team that would subsequently give us Trainspotting) joins the Criterion Collection this week and we've got a Blu-ray review. In Scotland, three young friends (Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, and Kerry Fox) search for a fourth flatmate and wind up with a dead body and a suitcase full of money. This thriller is joined by two audio commentaries, new 2012 interviews with the three stars, a making-of documentary, a video diary of the 1992 Edinburgh Film Festival, an essay booklet, and two trailers. Read the full review.

June 10, 2012 - Our newest review covers the Blu-ray release "Tosh.0": Hoodies. Available this week, the single BD (also available as a 2-disc DVD) contains the first ten episodes of Daniel Tosh's popular Comedy Central series of Internet video commentary with uncensored soundtracks and a number of bonus shorts. Catch up with the stars of old viral videos and have a laugh at newer ones. Read more...

June 8, 2012 - Well in time for Halloween, Disney's 1993 family film Hocus Pocus will come to Blu-ray on September 4th in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack ($26.50). No word yet on what, if any, bonus features will be included.

After their August blitz, Disney will bring just a single animated film to Blu-ray in September. 1986's The Great Mouse Detective will be released on September 18th as a 2-disc Mystery in the Mist Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack cross-promoted with the same Tuesday's debut of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!. You can now preorder Great Mouse Detective at and check out cover art here.

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June 7, 2012 - Nicolas Cage reprises his titular role as Marvel Comics' otherworldly antihero in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor create both a sequel and a reboot in this Eastern European thriller that finds Johnny Blaze and his fiery alter ego protecting a child sought by the Devil (Ciarαn Hinds). In stores next Tuesday, Sony's Blu-ray 3D includes a 6-part, feature-length making-of documentary, a directors' video commentary, deleted scenes, and a 3D-exclusive featurette. Don't miss our full review.

June 6, 2012 - We've just posted our review of this week's Blu-ray + DVD release of John Carter. Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton (WALL•E, Finding Nemo) makes his live-action directing debut with this adaptation of the first story in Edgar Rice Burroughs' influential series of pulp science fiction adventures. Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights") stars as a Civil War veteran whisked away to the red planet, who gets involved in a long-running war between two cities there. This two-disc combo pack includes audio commentary, Second Screen, deleted scenes, bloopers, a making-of documentary, and a featurette. See video clips as part of our full review.

June 4, 2012 - Two US readers will win tomorrow's John Carter Blu-ray + DVD combo pack in our latest giveaway. In Disney's big-budget adventure, director Andrew Stanton takes us to the Barsoom for the excitement of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100-year-old writings. Five easy ways and just four days to enter and win.

The Princess Diaries & The Princses Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD Review

Today's new review covers The Princess Diaries & The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Disney's G-rated live-action comedies recently made their Blu-ray debuts at Target and have since been released to general retail. The 2 Movie Collection combo pack serves up both films on a Blu-ray with blooper reels and each on DVDs retaining their audio commentaries, deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and music videos. Launching Anne Hathaway's career and reviving Julie Andrews, these two films were among Disney's biggest live-action hits at the turn of this century. Full review.

June 1, 2012 - Paramount has issued a detailed press release for their September 14th Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D debut of James Cameron's epic Titanic. The Oscar-winning box office behemoth will be available in a new 2-disc DVD, as well as two loaded four-disc combo packs with digital copies and either a Blu-ray 3D or standard DVD presentation. The bountiful extras will include two new documentaries, three audio commentaries, and the many supplements of its prior DVD including deleted scenes, photo galleries, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" music video, and even three short parodies. For much more information, check out the full press release.

Marvel's The Avengers, the highest-grossing film in the history of Disney, is now available for preorder at Amazon in four different editions: a single-disc DVD ($29.99 SRP), a two-disc Blu-ray + DVD ($39.99 SRP, also available in DVD packaging), and a four-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack ($49.99 SRP). Imminently to become the third highest-grossing film in history behind James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic, the superhero team-up flick is expected in stores in the fall. Check out cover art here. In addition, the film will be available in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase One: Avengers Assembled, a 10-disc, 6-movie collection that includes the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs of The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor; the Blu-rays of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk; and the bonus feature BD The Phase One Archives.

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A lot more Disney animation is coming to Blu-ray this summer. On August 21st, Disney will release three-disc 2 Movie Collections ($39.99 SRP each) of The Rescuers (35th Anniversary Edition) & The Rescuers Down Under and Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. The Pocahontas films will be joined by the new featurette "Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha", the deleted song "If I Never Knew You", the classic Disney short Little Hiawatha, audio commentary, deleted scenes, a Virtual Vault, and DVD extras.

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But wait, there's more. On the same day, the studio will also issue a Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack for The Aristocats ($39.99 SRP), with a alternate beginning, a "Oui Oui Marie" music video, a free download of an Aristocats Disney storybook app, and DVD extras. Also arriving August 21st is a Bounce-a-rrrific Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack of 2000's The Tigger Movie. Extras will include Disney Intermission, the retrospective A Tigger Tale, ten short Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Kenny Loggins' "Your Heart Will Lead You Home" music video, a "Round My Family Tree" sing-along, and an in-pack family tree activity poster with character stickers. Finally, Lady and the Tramp II: Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD will serve up audio commentary, sing-along songs, a making-of featurette, and new "Puppy Trivia Tracks."

Shortly after returning to theaters for the first time in 3D, Finding Nemo will at last find its way to Blu-ray, arriving on the format on December 4th. Making it possible to own the complete Pixar canon on BD, a 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition combo pack ($49.99 SRP) will present the film on Blu-ray, DVD, Blu-ray 3D, and Digital Copy, with bonus features claiming a second standard Blu-ray disc. The film will also be available as a 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack ($39.99 SRP) in Blu-ray and DVD packaging. Bonus features will include a Cine-Explore playback mode, HD Aquariums (with 3D equivalent on the Blu-ray 3D), a new filmmakers' roundtable discussion, the featurette "Reinventing the Submarine Voyage", an art review, "Flashbacks", and classic DVD extras. On the same day, Disney/Pixar's Up will be rereleased in a five-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ($49.99 SRP).

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May 31, 2012 - Our last review of May covers Mill Creek Entertainment's recent Blu-ray debut of New York Stories. This 1989 Touchstone Pictures film gets about 40 minutes each from three of America's most esteemed directors: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Woody Allen.
From a tortured artist (Nick Nolte) in unrequited love to a hotel-dwelling girl (Heather McComb) to a lawyer (Woody Allen) whose overbearing mother takes to the sky, this anthology offers a little something for everyone. On Blu-ray, it is now presented in widescreen, with its original trailer, and for under $10. Review.

May 30, 2012 - The sequel to 2008's hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island takes adventuresome teenaged Vernian Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his stepfather (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) to the fantastical remote tropical island where he believes his grandfather (Michael Caine) is stranded. Also along for the ride are a Polynesian pilot (Luis Guzmαn) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens). In stores next week, New Line/Warner's Blu-ray + DVD combo pack supplies deleted scenes and a gag reel on both formats, plus an interactive map of behind-the-scenes featurettes on Blu-ray, and an UltraViolet stream. Our review.

Workaholics: Seasons 1 & 2 Blu-ray Combo Doggy Review This Means War: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

May 29, 2012 - Just in time for tonight's season premiere, we take a look at next week's "Workaholics" Seasons 1 & 2 Combo Doggy Blu-ray. The 2-disc set holds the first twenty episodes of Comedy Central's sitcom, all of which include audio commentaries by the cast/creators. Other extras include deleted scenes, alternate takes, bloopers, a sketch from Bonnaroo, and new behind-the-scenes featurettes. Full review...

May 24, 2012 - Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut on Coriolanus, a modern-day adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known play. Fiennes also stars in the title role as a decorated war general whose political ambitions are thwarted when is banished from Rome. Written by John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator) and featuring Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain, this drama reaches stores on Tuesday in a Blu-ray + DVD combo with Fiennes commentary and a making-of short. Our review.

May 23, 2012 - Two CIA operatives vie for the same civilian's affections in the romantic spy comedy This Means War. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play partners and longtime best friends who both begin dating an LA product researcher (Reese Witherspoon) and use their government technology to gain the upper hand. Now available, Fox's two-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack supplies the film in theatrical and unrated cuts along with three alternate endings, deleted scenes, an opening sequence animatic, the original trailer, and an audio commentary by director McG. Read on...

Castle in the Sky Blu-ray + DVD Review Hondo Blu-ray Review The Devil Inside Blu-ray Review

Whisper of the Heart Blu-ray + DVD Review Father of the Bride & Father of the Bride Part II: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD Review Being John Malkovich: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Albert Nobbs Blu-ray Review Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Blu-ray Review The Vow: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review

Road Trip Blu-ray Review Men in Black II: Blu-ray + UltraViolet Review Clueless Blu-ray Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Castle in the Sky (Blu-ray + DVD) - Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli's first film follows two kids on an adventure on land and in the clouds, as pirates and military pursue the powerful, mysterious necklace they possess. Disney's recycles most extras from 2010's two-disc DVD, this time in high definition. They include trailers, storyboards, making-of retrospectives, an English voice cast featurette, and an introduction by John Lasseter.
• Hondo (Blu-ray) - Adapted from a Louis L'Amour short story, this 1953 Western tells the tale of a prize-winning gunman (John Wayne) who visits a mother (Geraldine Page) and her young son (Lee Aaker) on their ranch. Death, romance, and Apache vengeance ensue. Though not presenting the film in its original 3D format, Paramount's BD treats Hondo to an overdue widescreen presentation while hanging onto many DVD bonus features including three retrospectives, an audio commentary featuring Leonard Maltin and Aaker, an "Entertainment Tonight" segment, a photo gallery, and trailer.
• The Secret World of Arrietty (Blu-ray + DVD) - Adapted from the 1952 novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton, this Studio Ghibli fantasy tells of a small family living in secret and the humans from whom they borrow what they need. The combo pack includes both Japanese and English versions of the film along with a storyboard feature presentation, Japanese trailers & TV spots, music videos by Cιcile Corbel and Bridgit Mendler, and a making-of featurette on the latter.
• Chronicle (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital COpy) - Found footage film documents what happens when three Seattle high school students encounter an unknown entity that gives them powers of telekinesis and more. This acclaimed box office hit is now available to own in a two-disc combo pack, which presents the film in theatrical and director's cuts with a deleted scene, pre-visualization animatics, a camera test, and trailer.
• The Devil Inside (Best Buy-exclusive Blu-ray) - Launching Paramount's micro-budgeted Insurge Pictures brand, this horror film turned heads when it grossed over thirty times its production budget in a dynamic opening weekend. The found footage flick follows a young woman (Fernanda Andrade) to Italy, where her mother remains hospitalized over three brutal murders she committed twenty years earlier. The daughter teams up with young priests conducting their own unsanctioned exorcisms.
• Whisper of the Heart (Blu-ray + DVD) - Studio Ghibli's 1995 coming-of-age drama follows a high school-bound, book-loving girl into adventure, music, romance, and a touch of feline fantasy. The BD adds progressions of four paintings by art director Naohisa Inoue to the storyboards, trailers, and English voice cast featurette from the film's 2-disc DVD.
• Being John Malkovich (Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - In this esteemed 1999 film debut of both writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze, an unemployed puppeteer (John Cusack) takes a job as a filer and discovers a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich. Cameron Diaz, an Oscar-nominated Catherine Keener, and Malkovich himself co-star in this imaginative dark comedy. Extras include a selected scene audio commentary largely consisting of a phone conversation between Jonze and Michel Gondry, a half-hour making-of documentary, a new interview of Malkovich by John Hodgman, two short films seen within the film, a photo retrospective with Jonze, and the original trailer and TV spots.
• Father of the Bride & Father of the Bride Part II (2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD) - These PG-rated 1990s Touchstone comedies remake a pair of films from the 1950s with Steve Martin assuming Spencer Tracy's lead role. In the first, George Banks hates to see his daughter (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) getting married. In the second, the daughter gets pregnant and so, unexpectedly, does George's wife (Diane Keaton). The single Blu-ray, 2-DVD combo pack hangs onto promotional shorts including making-of featurettes and Steve Martin's playful interview with Martin Short as well as director Charles Shyer's audio commentary on the original.
• Albert Nobbs (Blu-ray) - Glenn Close reprises the Obie-winning role of her 1982 Off-Broadway play and earned her sixth Academy Award nomination for it. Close plays a woman living as a man and working as a hotel waiter in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Co-starring Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska, Kick-Ass's Aaron Johnson, Harry Potter's Brendan Gleeson, and Oscar-nominated Janet McTeer, this period drama hits Blu-ray with includes deleted scenes, an audio commentary, and the trailer.
• Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (Blu-ray) - Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the duo behind Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor", share writing, directing, and lead acting duties on this crude comedy. After blowing a billion dollars on an unreleasable Johnny Depp short, Tim and Eric try to earn it back by revitalizing a rundown mall. John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jeff Goldblum, and Robert Loggia co-star. Magnolia's Blu-ray includes an audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes, a making-of featurette, interviews, promos, trailers, and a Shrim Dance screensaver.
• Submarine - "Presented by" Ben Stiller, this British coming-of-age dramedy tells the story of a teenager's (Craig Roberts) first love and his parents' (Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor) dwindling passions in 1980s Wales. Adapted and directed by "The IT Crowd" star Richard Ayoade, this critically acclaimed Weinstein-distributed indie is joined by deleted/extended scenes (prominently featuring Paddy Considine as the motivational psychic next door) and a making-of featurette.
• The Vow (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) - Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum play an artsy married Chicago couple who get into a car accident that wipes out the wife's memory of the past five years, marriage and all. Scott Speedman, Sam Neill, and Jessica Lange co-star in this film directed by Michael Sucsy (HBO's Grey Gardens). Both discs serve up deleted scenes, gag reel, and a director's commentary, while the Blu-ray adds 3 making-of featurettes.
• The Iron Lady (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - An Oscar-winning Meryl Streep portrays the United Kingdom's only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in the past and present in a jumpy biopic directed by Mamma Mia!'s Phyllida Lloyd. Jim Broadbent plays Thatcher's husband, who continues to converse with her after death. Now available, Anchor Bay's three-disc combo pack serves up a making-of featurette, four topical shorts, and a documentary on the history of The Weinstein Company's 2011 award season movies.
• Road Trip (Blu-ray) - The narrative debut of The Hangover director Todd Phillips, this 2000 DreamWorks comedy follows four New York college students on a trip to Texas to intercept a mistakenly mailed sex tape. Starring Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, and Tom Green, the Best Buy-exclusive Blu-ray presents the film in its barely different R-rated and unrated cuts along with ten minutes of deleted scenes, a Green-hosted making-of short, three high-definition trailers, and the music video for Eels' "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues."

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Latest Reviews (rated):
Phenomenon (Blu-ray)
The Color of Money (Blu-ray)
Mirror Mirror (Blu-ray + DVD)
21 Jump Street
Grand Duel & Keoma (BD)
Spider-Man 3 (Blu-ray + UV)
A Thousand Words (BD)
Seeking Justice (BD + DVD)
Radio Rebel
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Barbarella (Blu-ray)
Spider-Man (Blu-ray + UV)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (BD)
Sherlock Holmes 2 (Combo)
Shallow Grave (Criterion BD)
Tosh.0: Hoodies (Blu-ray)
Ghost Rider: SoV (3D)
John Carter (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Princess Diaries (2MC)
New York Stories (Blu-ray)
Journey 2 (Blu-ray + DVD)
Workaholics: S1 & 2 Blu-ray
Coriolanus (Blu-ray + DVD)
This Means War (BD + DVD)
Castle in the Sky (BD + DVD)
Hondo (Blu-ray)
The Secret World of Arrietty
Spider-Man Blu-ray + UltraViolet Review
Chronicle (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Devil Inside (BD)
Whisper of the Heart (BD)
Being John Malkovich (CCBD)
Father of the Bride (2MC)
Albert Nobbs (Blu-ray)
Tim and Eric's B$M (Blu-ray)
The Vow (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Iron Lady (BD + DVD)
Road Trip (Blu-ray)
Men in Black II (Blu-ray + UV)
W./E. (Blu-ray + DVD)
Love Is On The Air
Men in Black (Blu-ray + UV)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (BD + DVD)
Clueless (Blu-ray)
Vanya on 42nd Street (BD)
The Darkest Hour (Blu-ray)
‘Alambrista! (Criterion BD)
Mission: Impossible 4 (BD)
All Reviews (Old Index)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review
Interviews Index
• John Carter: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Staff
• Tangled producer Glen Keane
• Tangled directors Nathan Greno & Byron Howard
• Donnie Dunagan, voice of Disney's Bambi
• Patrick Fabian, star of The Last Exorcism
• Joey King, Ramona and Beezus star
• Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 screenwriter
• Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements & John Musker
• Phyllis Diller, comedienne and A Bug's Life voice
• John Ratzenberger, Pixar voice actor
• An Interview with Leonard Maltin, Disney Treasures
• Taylor Lautner, Sharkboy and Twilight's Jacob Black
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