January 29, 2010 in Features

‘This Is It’ shows Michael Jackson once again

Philadelphia Inquirer
 

Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Amelia,” “Zombieland,” “Love Happens”

Feb. 9: “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “A Serious Man,” “Couples Retreat,” “The Stepfather,” “I Hate Valentine’s Day”

Feb. 16: “Coco Before Chanel,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Black Dynamite,” “Good Hair”

Available on DVD this week:

“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”: A behind-the-scenes peek at planning for the late King of Pop’s planned farewell concert tour. (1:51; PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images) •••

“Whip It:” A Texas misfit discovers her niche in roller derby, a passion she tries to hide from her parents. With Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel. (1:51; PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, profanity and drug material) •••

“Bright Star”: Before his death at age 25, romantic poet John Keats had a three-year love affair with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne. With Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Kerry Fox. (1:59; PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief profanity and incidental smoking) ••••

“The Boys Are Back”: A sportswriter struggles to run the household and be a father to his two sons after the untimely death of his wife. With Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Erik Thomson. (1:44; PG-13 for some sexual profanity and thematic elements) •••

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