March 12, 2010 in Features

New DVDs: Corporate ax man tackles tough job

Philadelphia Inquirer

Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Astro Boy,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” “The Fourth Kind,” “Ninja Assassin,” “The Princess and the Frog”

March 20: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

March 23: “The Blind Side,” “Brothers,” “Damage,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “The Prisoner”

March 30: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “An Education,” “Collateral,” “Sherlock Holmes”

Available this week on DVD:

“Up in the Air”: A corporate ax man lives out of his suitcase and loves it, until he falls for his female counterpart. With George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman. (1:49; R for profanity and some sexual content) ••••

“Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire”: An abused and illiterate 16-year-old sees a glimmer of hope from her dismal life when she enrolls in an alternative school. With Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey. (1:50; R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive profanity) •••

“Capitalism: A Love Story”: In this documentary, Michael Moore explores his view of what led to the country’s economic meltdown. (2:07; R for some profanity) 3

“Old Dogs”: A predictable plot – workaholics John Travolta and Robin Williams are tapped to be caregivers for 7-year-old twins – takes unpredictable turns in this brisk, family-friendly comedy as broad as the waistlines of its stars. (1:28; PG for some mild rude humor) ••1/2

“Planet 51”: American astronaut “Chuck” Baker is the alien invader when he lands on a planet inhabited by tiny green people. With Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldham. (1:31; PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor) ••

“The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day”: Brothers abandon their quiet life in Ireland to avenge the murder of a priest in Boston. (1:57; R for bloody violence, profanity, some nudity)

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