This Week on DVD
What's funnier than Craig Robinson playing Satan? Craig Robinson playing Satan, moving into Anna Kendrick's neighborhood, and putting his beastly moves on her. Now that's comic gold. It's all part of the fun going on in one of the best apocalyptic comedies of the summer, "Rapture-Palooza," starring Robinson, Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Ron Huebel, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, and Rob Corddry. And if that isn't enough to rev your laugh-meter, the film comes from Chris Matheson, the comedic genius who penned one of the best time-travel comedies ever: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). Party time!
To celebrate today's home entertainment release of "Rapture-Palooza," we're doing a giveaway! Four lucky Yahoo! Movies Twitter followers will each receive a "Rapture-Palooza" Blu-ray and a poster signed by Robinson, Corddry, and Huebel. Cause if you're going to be left behind during the rapture, you want to make sure you have a good comedy in your collection.
Here's how to enter:
- bryanenk at This Week on DVD8 mths ago
One of the summer's biggest hits is coming home a little early as "Star Trek Into Darkness" has been released for your downloading pleasure on digital platforms today, three weeks before the film hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 10.
Get ready to beam aboard the Enterprise from the comfort of your own personal digital platforms with our exclusive clip above, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the opening scene featuring Kirk (Chris Pine) and Bones (Karl Urban) running from the natives of the planet Nibiru. What's most remarkable about the clip is it showcases the practical effects utilized in bringing the location to life — not only was a set built in favor of a CGI landscape, the environment was actually outdoors as well.
- Mark Deming at This Week on DVD8 mths ago
A movie will soon arrive on Blu-Ray that combines cutting edge special effects and superior animation with a story about how the divide between the wealthy and the working class impacts one man's relationship with his family.
Of course, that movie was made nearly 50 years ago, and it was called "Mary Poppins."
With the golden anniversary of "Mary Poppins" on the horizon, Disney will be releasing a new Blu-Ray edition of the venerable family classic in December, and the trailer for the upgraded disc goes live today, seen here first on Yahoo! Movies. Watch 'Mary Poppins' 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Trailer:
For a movie that was in theaters before many folks who will buy it were even born, it's impressive how "Mary Poppins" remains relevant. The groundbreaking 1964 film was hardly the first time Walt Disney (who was still alive and hard at work back then) and his team combined animation and live action on screen. But it was easily Disney's most technically ambitious effort at the time.
There's nothing small about "Pain & Gain," but Michael Bay's pumped-up film still looks amazing on the 7.9 inch screen of an iPad mini, especially when it's a mini you just won.
To celebrate today's digital release of "Pain & Gain" (two-full weeks before the Blu-ray drops), we're giving away an iPad mini with a copy of the film loaded onto it!
Based on a wild true story and set in the mid-nineties of Miami Beach, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Anthony Mackie play a trio of roided-up weightlifters who resort to kidnapping and torture in an effort to get their piece of the American Pie.
- Adam Pockross at This Week on DVD/Blu-ray8 mths ago
Whether he's acting or directing, Robert Redford doesn't make bad movies. And when Redford's acting AND directing, you can be doubly sure the film is good.
That's certainly the case with Redford's latest double dip, "The Company You Keep," a taut thriller about a former 60's radical wanted for murder, who, 30 years after going underground, is exposed by a brilliant young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) and forced to go on the run to clear his name. Rounding out the all-star cast are Oscar winners Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, and Chris Cooper, along with Oscar nominees Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, and Anna Kendrick.
There's a reason seemingly everyone wants to work with Redford: talent attracts talent, for one. And two: Redford will go down in history as one of the best ever, and who doesn't want to be a part of history?
- Lilian Min at This Week on DVD8 mths ago
Can you believe it's already been five years since Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's epic romance first filled theaters?
The first "Twilight" film came out November 5, 2008, and like summer flowers, a followup came every year after. Until this year. Sigh.
We know the end of the saga has left a huge gap, so if you need more "Twilight" in your life – the way Edward and Jacob need Bella – you're in luck!
On the five-year anniversary of the "Twilight" theatrical release, November 5, 2013, Summit Entertainment is releasing all five films, plus hours of brand new exclusive content and special features, PLUS an extended edition of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," as part of the "Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga."
- Adam Pockross at This Week on DVD/Blu-ray8 mths ago
When it comes to picking bodyguards, Leonidas from "300" isn't a bad choice.
In "Olympus Has Fallen," Gerard Butler (and his abs) plays Mike Banning, a former Secret Service agent determined to protect the President of the United States and foil a terrorist plot unfolding inside the hallowed halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Add Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart to the political mix, and you've got yourself an explosive hit.
Now, you can see and hear all the ear-popping, mind-blowing action on your own screen, as the Blu-ray and DVD drops tomorrow, complete with five behind-the-scenes featurettes, a blooper reel, and more.
To celebrate the home entertainment release of "Olympus Has Fallen," one lucky Yahoo! Movies Twitter follower can win a Blu-ray Combo Pack signed by Mr. Butler himself! And in the spirit of letting awesomeness ring, four runner-ups will win "Olympus Has Fallen" Combo Packs!
If you dig desolate dystopian post-apocalyptic futurescapes, mind-bending high-concept sci-fi action flicks, and Tom Cruise as man's last remaining hope, then buckle up and climb onboard, cause "Oblivion" can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD are available today and feature all sorts of goodies, including deleted scenes, feature-length commentary with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski, and behind the scenes making-of featurettes.
To celebrate today's Blu-ray and DVD release of "Oblivion," we're doing a sci-fi giveaway. Five grand prize winners will each receive an "Oblivion" Blu-ray Combo Pack and Alien LED Light lamp, a "Battleship" Blu-ray, a "Cowboys & Aliens" Blu-ray Combo Pack, and "The Adjustment Bureau" Blu-ray Combo Pack.
In "The Place Beyond the Pines," Cooper plays Avery Cross, an ambitious young police officer who crosses paths with a motorcycle-riding bank robber motivated by familial responsibilities (Ryan Gosling). While interviewing Cooper to promote today's home entertainment release of the film, Cooper told us Avery is "by far the most complicated character I've played on film." That's saying something, considering Solitano's issues.
In the first trailer for David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Bradley Cooper toasts a new era, but his hair is definitely stuck in the past.
Sporting hair curled tighter than a tourniquet, Cooper plays Richie DiMaso, an unbalanced federal agent who forces a brilliant con-man (Christian Bale) and his savvy girlfriend (Amy Adams) to help with a high-profile corruption case.
The film is loosely based on the ABSCAM scandal, which brought down a U.S. senator and six congressmen in the late '70s/early '80s, which also happened to be the hey-day of questionable fashion. Rounding out the all-star cast is Jeremy Renner, who plays a good-hearted New Jersey politician caught up in the scandal, and Jennifer Lawrence, Bale's pain-in-the-rear wife, who threatens to blow the whole case wide open.