New on DVD and Blu-Ray
Here are some suggestions for the movie buff this holiday season:
Cowboys & Aliens:
Indiana Jones and James Bond... er, um, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig team up to battle alien invaders in the Old West. Nuff said.
Based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling debut novel, the movie is set in Jackson, Miss. in 1960. A cub reporter (Emma Stone) interviews African-American maids who clean houses and serve as nanny for various white families at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. Touching, poignant, funny, and sad at the same time. Plus, you’ll never look at pie the same way. Easily one of the year’s best Top 10 movies.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2:
The titular boy wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) is all grown up in this 8th feature film based on J.K. Rowling’s international best-selling series. It’s the final battle between Harry and the evil warlock Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story: If you’re still jonesin’ for a Harry Potter fix, this biopoc dramatizes the life of J.K. Rowling (Poppy Montgomery) from her humble beginnings as single mother on welfare to her rise as one of the world’s wealthiest women upon publication of her Harry Potter novels.
Our Idiot Brother:
There’s one in every family. Paul Rudd is Ned, the wayward sibling of Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), Liz (Emily Mortimer), and Miranda (Elizabeth Banks). The three sisters are always bailing Ned out of trouble when they’re not harping on him to get his life together. However, once he does, they realize that maybe he isn’t such an idiot after all.
Smallville: The Complete Series:
The longest running television series about the Man of Steel chronicles the life of a young Clark Kent (Okemos High School alumnus Tom Welling) before he dons the cape and becomes Superman. All 218 episodes are collected over a series of 62 discs.
There’s also more than five hours of bonus features and a copy of The Daily Planet.