What’s New On DVD – 3/13/2012

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Movies

It’s new movie Tuesday so let’s rundown what’s available in stores and in the Redbox today!

 

The Descendants

Synopsis: From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. — (C) Fox Searchlight

Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer

Rating: R

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 89%

 

The Adventures of Tintin

Synopsis: Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. — (C) Official Site

Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg

Rating: PG

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 74%

 

Happy Feet Two

Synopsis: Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. — (C) Warner Bros

Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon

Rating: PG

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 44%

 

The Three Musketeers

Synopsis: The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D. — (C) Summit

Cast: Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, Ray Stevenson, Matthew MacFayden

Rating: PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 26%

 

My Week With Marilyn

Synopsis: In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. — (C) Weinstein

Cast: Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench

Rating: R

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 84%

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