January 21, 2011 in Features

‘Stone’ follows game of liars

Philadelphia Inquirer
Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Secretariat,” “Red,” “Saw: The Final Chapter,” “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” “Nowhere Boy,” “Adventures of Power,” “Glee: Season 2, Volume 1”

Feb. 1: “Conviction,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Let Me In,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” “The Tillman Story,” “Welcome to the Rileys,” “Mean Girls 2,” “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop”

Available this week on DVD:

“Stone”: Robert De Niro and Edward Norton are inscrutable antagonists in what appears to be a high-stakes game of liars’ poker in the movie about a parole officer deciding the fate of a convicted arsonist. With Milla Jovovich and Frances Conroy. (1:45; R for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language) • • •

“Takers”: Bank robbers (Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Michael Ealy) find their $20 million plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective (Matt Dillon). (1:47; PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language)

“Buried”: After an Iraqi attack, a U.S. contractor (Ryan Reynolds) awakes to find he has been buried alive. (1:40; R for language and some violent content)

“Animal Kingdom”: A 17-year-old struggles to survive amid an explosive criminal family and the detective trying to save him. (1:52; R for for violence, drug content and pervasive language)

“The Virginity Hit”: A guy chronicles his buddy’s quest to lose his virginity through a series of online videos. (1:26; R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use)

Also available: “Paper Man,” “Jack Goes Boating,” “Freakonomics,” “Lebanon,” “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom”

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