With the start of a new week we're once again given the chance to increase our already heaving Blu-ray and DVD collections. This week see's a handful of releases, but do any of them deserves a place on your shelf? If so, all of these DVD's can be on your shelf by the end of the day as all are released in the UK this week.
This Means War; Cert 12
Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) co-star with Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon in this fast-paced mix of explosive action and laugh-out-loud comedy. FDR (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy) both fall for the charming and lovely Lauren (Witherspoon). As Lauren struggles to choose between them - with help from her sassy friend, Trish (Chelsea Handler) - FDR and Tuck wage an epic battle for Lauren's affection. Using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry - may the best spy win! Undecided? Take a look at Shaun Munro's review of This Means War
for an extra bit of help.
Project X; Cert 18Project X
follows three seemingly anonymous high school seniors - Thomas, Costa and J.B.-as they attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough: let's throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making... but nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born. Project X
is a warning to parents and police everywhere. If only there was a way you could check whether the party was cool enough before you got there - oh wait, there is. Check out Shaun Munro's review of Project X
to find out whether you should wear those new chinos you brought last weekend. They'll look awesome with those new brogues. Decided yet? How about pulling that outfit together with the best accessory ever - a copy of Project X on triple play Blu-ray? Enter our competition
to be in with the chance.
John Carter; Cert 12
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL-E, 2008) comes John Carter
- a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains - and complete with extraordinary bonus features - John Carter is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill you beyond imagination. Have you heard good things about the film, or have you heard bad things? Converesely have you heard nothing whatsoever? Run your eyes over Robert Beames's John Carter
review for a little guidance.
Falling Skies: Season One; Cert 15Falling Skies
chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, survivors band together to begin the difficult task of fighting back against the aggressive aliens. Outside of Boston, history professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what's left of mankind. Don't fancy buying Falling Skies; Season One, but still want to own it? "How is this possible?" I hear you cry. The answer is simple, just enter our Falling Skies Competition
Jack & Jill; Cert PG
Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, dreads one event each year: the holiday visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness are maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Things spin even more out of control for Jack when Jill decides to extend her visit-and he doesn't think that she'll ever leave! Check back next Monday for the lowdown on next weeks releases. May your viewings be uninterrupted and your popcorn bowl be plentiful.