|Movies Released On DVD in December |
|Eat, Pray & Love|
Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Eat, Pray & Love has Julia Roberts essaying with marvellous grace, the role of a successful, thirty something writer seeking to infuse a deeper meaning into her life. The route to her goal will take her through Italy, for great food, India, for spiritual solace and finally to Bali, for love. Enjoy the trip.
|Get Him To The Greek|
Tough week at work? Call friends over and laugh together with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in this wild and blazingly intelligent comedy. Get Him To The Greek is that rare comic film that leaves you feeling for the characters well after the laughs are over. Cuss words, nudity and drug use abound, so make sure the kids are in bed.
This movie’s perfect for Adam Sandler junkies. In 1978, five 12-year-olds win a CYO basketball championship. Thirty years later, they gather with their families for their coach's funeral and a weekend at a house on a lake where they used to party. The camaraderie shared by the cast is quite infectious, with some genuinely funny sequences thrown in. Sandler fans will find several familiar faces here from his earlier comedies.
From its futuristic premise, the infiltration of others’ dreams, to the labyrinthine execution of a corporate theft, Inception will have you glued to the screen. Besides the stunning dreamscapes and nail-curling action, Christopher Nolan also weaves in a deeply emotional thread. Cob played by, Leo diCaprio and his desire, to be reunited with his children, gives this nervy thriller the essential human element.
|The Last Airbender|
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender is based on an earlier, animated children’s science fiction TV series. Watch it for the brilliant action scenes one of Shyamalan’s proven strengths and the fine onscreen chemistry between Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone.
|Open Season 3|
The third in this kiddie animation series, Open Season 3 has Boog the grizzly bear signing up with a circus – he’s a little depressed that his best bud cannot accompany him on a “boys only” trip due to family obligations. Parents will nod approvingly at the “messages” for kids about the value of friendship and respecting others.
A futuristic look at private healthcare, Repo Men is set in a brave new world where you can replace any diseased organ with a bionic ArtifOrg for a price, naturally. Default on your payments and a Repo will show up to (gulp) take back the organ (maybe with anaesthetic, maybe not). Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play Repos in this grim and gory tale.
Dave (Jay Baruchel), a young man, discovers that he has magical powers. He finds a mentor in Balthazar (Nicholas Cage) who trains him in wizardry, so he can combat the machinations of a bunch of evil wizards with plans to rule the world. What to watch out for in Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Spectacular CGI and large doses of witty dialogue.