New on DVD, Blu-Ray and On-Demand: 'Haywire' has awesome action, while 'New Year's Eve' offers plenty of stars, no matter how dim. Global conspiracy, love in New York, a '90s classic and two huge stars dominate this week.
Briefly digressing from movies to the world of premium cable (not, of course, TV, as HBO oft reminds us) 'Veep' is coming, with Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss plays Selina Meyer, a new Vice President who is learning the 21st Century version of the insight of the late John Nance Garner, who noted that the Vice-Presidency was "not worth a bucket of warm spit." However, Nance didn't actually say "spit," he said something far ruder and that is easier to believe.
Curses ring out in the halls of power, as well as fights over who didn't make a fresh pot of coffee when they emptied the last one. That, it seems is going to be about the tone of 'Veep.' And if you want a preview of 'Veep' -- the cadence, the comedy, the language of it, whether Orwellian double-speak or soaring flights of four-letter words -- you need to see 'In the Loop.'
New this week on DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand: Smuggling, smart scares, gritty action and more are coming right to your home this week. And find out which movie we think is the best action film in years (hint: it might not be what you think)
New to watch this week on DVD and Blu-ray, there's Tom Cruise style action, sex, corruption in a classic film and a little something lighter (and available on Netflix Instant).
In the upcoming 'Lockout,' hardened convict Guy Pearce has to rescue the President's daughter (Maggie Grace) from an outer-space prison. Putting aside the question of how, exactly, you get the President's daughter from Washington D.C. to space (it's not like she could take a left turn at Albuquerque...) I have to be blunt: I'm excited to see this, if only that it'll remind me, no matter how distantly, of John Carpenter's 1981 science-fiction exploitation tough-guy fest 'Escape From New York.'
Welcome to our new weekly column, where we take a look at some of the highlights coming to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD that week.
This week on DVD and Blu-Ray, it’s a fairly broad selection — from terror in Moscow to power in London and a touch of death in Texas, plus a re-issue of a ‘50s classic …