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New DVD and Blu-ray Releases – August 2012

The Hunger Games, The Dictator, The Lorax
Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal

August has a wealth of titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray, from family-friendly titles like 'The Lorax' and 'The Hunger Games,' to darker, critically acclaimed adult fare like 'The Raid,' 'Kill List' and 'Headhunters.' Read on for this month's home video release dates.

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Director Tells Us What We Already Knew: ‘Battleship’ Was a Failure

Battleship
Universal Pictures

'Battleship' was not a good movie. Even animated GIFs know this. But now even the director, Peter Berg, is admitting that his big-budget film was a critical and commercial disappointment and is trying to figure out what went wrong.

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‘Battleship’ Achieves Victory Over Knock-Off ‘American Battleship’

American Warships
Asylum

When you look at the artwork above, you might think "Hmm, is that from the recent movie 'Battleship'?" And that's exactly what Asylum Entertainment wanted you to think. The company often produces low-budget knock-offs of upcoming Hollywood properties (along with cheap horror and skin flicks). But to make matters easier for consumers, Universal sued them to change the name of their film 'American Battleship.' And Universal won.

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What Can History Tell Us About ‘Battleship 2?’

'Battleship'
Universal Pictures

Two movies opened over the weekend that co-star Brooklyn Decker and are based on unlikely source material, but while ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ offers nothing interesting ‘Battleship’ offers tons of things to consider between all the explosions and jingoist naval porn. It's actually disappointing that more moviegoers in the U.S. aren’t appreciating it.

Seriously, the emptier the narrative, the easier it is for the mind to wander, and the plot of ‘Battleship’ is as vacant as a “mothball fleet” of unused military vessels. So we contemplated the possible (though now unlikely) sequel that could occur given the setup provided by Peter Berg’s alien invasion movie.

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Oscar Watch: Rihanna’s ‘Battleship’ Dialogue, All In One Post

Rihanna
Universal Pictures

Think you have what it takes to be the star of a major summer blockbuster? Repeat after me. "I don’t know." "Weird, man." "What?" "Yo, hey!" Now you too can be on your way to blockbuster stardom!

These are just a few of the lines pop superstar Rihanna had to recite for her role in ‘Battleship,’ Universal’s board-game-to-big-screen blockbuster that, well...let’s just say underperformed at the box office in its opening weekend.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Avengers’ Sinks ‘Battleship’

Box Office Report, 5/20/12
Universal

'Battleship' was supposed to be the film that nudged 'The Avengers' out of the number one spot at the box office, but instead you can just go ahead and insert your own "You sank my battleship!" joke here. 'The Avengers' didn't cling to the top spot for the third week in a row, it dominated the top spot for the third week in a row, taking in another $55 million for a grand domestic total of $457 million.

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Animated GIFs Review ‘Battleship’

Battleship
Universal Pictures

Our official 'Battleship' review has already been posted and has dissected, at length, the merits of a movie based on a kids board game. But if you really need a second opinion, we gathered a group of experts and asked for their opinion.

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Liam Neeson Snappin’ Necks and Cashin’ Checks in First ‘Taken 2′ Pics

Taken 2
20th Century Fox

Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills. Skills that have transformed this actor, once known for his dramatic, Oscar-nominated work, into an action star. Just in the past few years he's starred in 'Taken,' 'Clash of the Titans,' 'A-Team,' 'Unknown' and this Friday's 'Battleship.' And now he's got his own action franchise as 'Taken 2' is set to hit theaters later this year. Let's take a first look...

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Star Jesse Plemons Coming to ‘Breaking Bad’

Jesse Plemons
Universal Pictures

The Dylan Panther's own Landry Clarke is headed to New Mexico's meth country. 'Friday Night Lights' star, Jesse Plemons, who recently joined fellow 'FNL' alum, Taylor Kitsch in series creator, Peter Berg's big-budget board game flick, 'Battleship' is set to appear in the fifth and final season of AMC's 'Breaking Bad.' Though sadly, Crucifictorious won't be playing one of Jesse Pinkman's house parties.

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The 10 Worst Board Games Based on Movies

game-feat

This Friday sees the release of 'Battleship' - notorious for being a big-budget, alien invasion movie somehow based on a simple board game. But what about when the tables are turned and really crappy board games are based on some really good movies? It seems like the days of "the board game tie-in" are mostly over, but back in the 70s and 80s, it was all the rage, with many of the hottest properties being adapted into a game board, cards and a few pieces. We take

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