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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray (07-10-12)

July 10, 2012
In just under 24 hours, San Diego will be flooded with geeks from all over the world (some are already there!) for the annual San Deigo Comic-Con (or Hollywood Con). To coincide with this event, Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con Episode V: A Fan’s Hope” recent documentary about the pop culture convergence is released this week. It’s kind of what you’d expect from Spurlock, except that remains behind the camera, since the geeks are more entertaining than he is. It’s worth a watch, even if it is sort of forgettable. Speaking of which, there’s also the release of the latest “American Pie” sequel, named “American Reunion”, because “Pieunion” is not a word (but it should be). If neither of those grab you and you’d like to be reminded why Robert DeNiro is one of our finest actors, then check him out in Paul Weitz’s “Being Flynn” with Paul Dano and Julianne Moore. A fine drama that will make you chuckle and also get you a little choked up too – that is if you’re a softy like me.
I plan on catching up with Christian Bale and his bad facial hair in “The Flowers of War”, a film that came and went earlier this year. Guess everyone was just waiting for his supposed swan song as The Bat next week. Writer/director Kenneth Lonegran’s (“You Can Count on Me”) long-delayed drama “Margaret” sat on the shelf for years, but after some highly vocal praise from fervent critics, it saw a short release last year and also this year. Now, it’s finally out on DVD & Blu-ray in both its theatrical cut and an extended cut. It’s hard to explain what it’s about, because I haven’t seen it, but based on what I know about it, I’m interested.
Well, that’s it for this week. There’s a long list here for you to peruse. You can find links to previous reviews highlighted below. Enjoy the Rundown!
  • Adventure Time: The Complete First Season (DVD)
  • Altered States (Blu-ray)
  • American Reunion (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Astronauts Wife (Blu-ray)
  • Barney: All About Opposites (DVD)
  • Baseball’s Greatest Games: New York Met’s First No-Hitter (DVD)
  • Being Flynn (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
  • The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
  • Black Limousine (DVD)
  • Blade II (Blu-ray)
  • Brainstorm (Blu-ray)
  • Butterfly Swords (DVD)
  • Chariots of Fire (Blu-ray)
  • Cherry Bomb (DVD)
  • Coma (Blu-ray)
  • Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (DVD)
  • Dark Nemesis (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness (DVD)
  • Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind (Deluxe Edition) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries: The Second Season (DVD)Fightville (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Flowers of War (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Freak Dance (DVD)
  • Frequency (Blu-ray)
  • G.I. Joe Series 2: Season 2 (DVD)
  • Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Glades: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
  • Good Morning President (DVD)
  • Jem and The Holograms: Season Three (DVD)
  • Margaret (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Note 3 (DVD)
  • Outland (Blu-ray)
  • Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (DVD)
  • The Saphead (Ultimate Edition) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Sesame Street: Elmo’s Magic Numbers (DVD)
  • Sophie’s Revenge (DVD)
  • Spawn: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)
  • Steve Niles’ Remains (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery (DVD)
  • Twins of Evil (Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
  • Warehouse 13: Season Three (DVD)
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Kills You (DVD)





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