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DVD Picks of the Week – “The Town”, “Despicable Me”, and more

Posted: December 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

This is a huge week for DVD releases.  I guess all the studios want to get their titles out by Christmas.  Boost sales a little bit.  Normally I try to give a couple sentences on each film on why you should or shouldn’t see it, but due to the number I am just gonna hit you with some quick facts.  So let’s dive in.

Title: The A-Team

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel

My Take:  There are better action titles available.  Move along.

Rottentomatoes: 47%

Title: The Other Guys

Starring:  Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Eva Mendes

My Take:  I thought it was hilarious and one of the better dumb comedies I have seen in awhile.

Rottentomatoes:  77%

Title:  Nanny McPhee Returns

Starring:  Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes

My Take:  Having never seen the first one, I was pleasantly surprised.  A film that I think the whole family can enjoy.

Rottentomatoes:  78%

Title:  Despicable Me

Starring:  Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

My Take:  A great year for animated films.  Not the best, but certainly not the worst.  Kids will love it and adults will tolerate it.

Rottentomatoes:  82%

Title:  Cyrus

Starring:  John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill

My Take:   Funny at times, more awkward in others.  Not as good as I was hoping for.

Rottentomatoes:  81%

Title:  The Town

Starring:  Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall

My Take:  One of my top ten of the year.  I highly recommend you seeing this if you have yet to.

Rottentomatoes:  94%

Title:  Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole

Starring:  Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham

My Take:  Zack Snyder’s first trip into animation is a fail.  It looks pretty good though visually.

Rottentomatoes:  50%

What DVDs will you be buying this week?  Which of these is your favorite?  Let us know in the comments below.