February 26, 2010 in Features

DVDs: ‘Informant’ features Damon

Philadelphia Inquirer

Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Bitch Slap,” “Cold Souls,” “Gentleman Broncos,” “Ponyo,” “2012,” “We Live in Public,” “Where the Wild Things Are”

March 9: “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” “Capitalism: A Love Story,” “Old Dogs,” “Planet 51,” “Precious,” “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” “Up in the Air”

March 16: “Armored,” “Astro Boy,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” “The Fourth Kind,” “Ninja Assassin,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Available on DVD this week:

“The Informant”: The FBI investigates an agri-industry company based on a price-fixing accusation made by the business’ vice president, who has a bit of a problem telling the truth. With Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey. (1:48; R for profanity) •••

“Everybody’s Fine”: A widower, realizing it was his wife who kept the family together, attempts to build a relationship with his four adult children. With Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell. (1:40; PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong profanity) •••

“The September Issue”: R.J. Cutler’s compulsively entertaining documentary about how the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine came together, the product of collaborative combatants Anna Wintour, editor, and Grace Coddington, creative director. (1:30; PG-13 for profanity) •••

“The Box”: A couple are offered $1 million by a sinister stranger – but of course, there’s a catch, one which veers off on a wild, incomprehensible cosmic tangent. With Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. (1:55; PG-13 for violence) • ½

“The Damned United”: It was a short and controversial reign, but for 44 days Brian Clough managed England’s champion football team, Leeds United. With Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent. (1:38; R for profanity) ••••

“Crude”: Documentary chronicles the environmental lawsuit filed by Ecuadorian Indians against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon. (1:45; not rated) ••• ½

Also available: “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Motherhood”

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