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Just in time for the upcoming Academy Awards telecast, Warner Bros. has released a Best Pictures DVD collection comprised of 20 films produced or owned by the studio. This set contains 20 classic, Best Picture winners on 23 discs.
The mother of all destiny. Her son, the future leader of mankind. Their protector, a terminator from the future. Together they must take back the future as Sarah Connor prepares her son to fight the war against machines determined to annihilate the human race. The clock is ticking. Can they stop Judgment Day?
In DOOMSDAY, from writer/director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers), authorities quarantine Scotland as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. Their plan works for 30 years until the Reaper virus unexpectedly resurfaces. Now, a group of specialists, led by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), is dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure. With no communication to the outside world, the team must battle through the country, battling anything and anyone that gets in their way.
Winner of the Best Picture Oscar, No Country for Old Men makes its high definition debut, delivering one of the best Blu-ray releases in the format’s history. NCFOM tells the story of Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) who finds a bag of money left at the location of a drug deal gone wrong. If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s take money that belongs to drug lords. Llewelyn finds this out the hard way as Anton Chigurh, a soul-less hitman, is hot on his tail — determined to recover the bag of money, stopping at nothing.
If there’s one thing Disney can do well, it’s sports movies. The underdog sports movie where we know the outcome, yet we still cheer as though the hero may not attain his goal. While we may know that everything ends happily ever after, what really matters is how the protagonist got there. How did this person go from “zero” to hero? What was his motivation? What kept him going? Addressing such questions is what makes The Rookie a true sports classic.
Remember Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and the countless other Disney classics of yesterday? Remember when you saw them for the first time how they made you smile? The films were pleasant and full of heart and were good, wholesome fun. Sadly, there hasn’t been a new Disney fairytale classic in too long a time – that is, until now. With Enchanted, Disney has returned to its roots of fairytale storytelling delivering an entertaining and delightful movie viewing experience.
“This corn is an angel” muttered Dan, a widower with three daughters, while sitting at the dinner table with this extended family. With these words, Dan becomes a part of us. The awkwardness we feel when surrounded by others when all we want is to be alone. The awkwardness we feel when we realize that we don’t know the answer to life’s problems. Within Dan lies this awkwardness and uncertainty that leads him on a path with no tread marks – a path where he has never traveled down. Such is the story of Dan.