Nick’s Picks 10/12/11
FREE DVD GIVEAWAY
We are doing a Free DVD Giveaway! If you are interested in a chance at winning a free copy of Gunsmoke: Season Five, Horrible Bosses, The Elephant in the Living Room and Up from Slavery, it is really easy! All you have to do is send me an email at HoustonMovieGuy@gmail.com. The subject line of the email should read DVD GIVEAWAY. In the body of the email, be sure to put your name, full mailing address and which DVD or Blu-ray you would like. Winners will be selected by random drawing. Best of luck!
GUNSMOKE: Season Five, Volume One – CBS Paramount
Matt Dillon (James Arness) is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the Wild West where people often have no respect for the law. He deals on a daily basis with the problems associated with frontier life: cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. Such situations call for sound judgment and brave actions: of which Marshal Dillon has plenty. This set includes the first 20 episodes of the fifth season of Gunsmoke.
HORRIBLE BOSSES – Warner
Horrible Bosses is about three friends, Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day), commiserate about their three respective employers. Nick’s boss is Dave (Kevin Spacey), a control-freak megalomaniac. Kurt’s is Bobby (Colin Farrell), a skeevy cokehead. And Dale’s is Julia (Jennifer Aniston), a sexual harasser who never misses an opportunity to prey. Suddenly, there’s a Hitchcockian twist: What if each of the miserable workers could make one of the others’ worst nightmares go away? But Horrible Bosses is no Strangers on a Train. Instead, it’s a rollicking romp of bad-intentions-gone-even-worse.
UP FROM SLAVERY – Mill Creek
The Dramatic story of Black Slavery in America from the first arrival of African slaves at Jamestown in 1619 to the Civil War and the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870 which prohibits the government from denying a citizen the vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude (i.e., slavery) – the third of the Reconstruction Amendments which finally ended the legitimacy of Slavery in the United States.
CHUCK: Season Four – Warner
In the Chuck Season 4 DVD, “Chuck” continues its highly entertaining blend of drama, comedy, and romance. Nice guy computer nerd and newly minted CIA agent Chuck Bartkowski (Zachary Levi) is finally teamed, both personally and professionally, with the lovely and deadly CIA agent Sara Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). At the beginning of the Chuck Season 4 DVD, Chuck and best buddy Morgan (Joshua Gomez) search for Chuck’s long missing mother Mary Bartkowski (Linda Hamilton), thought to be a rogue agent working for the villainous international arms dealer Alexei Volkov (Timothy Dalton). In a multi-episode sequence, Chuck, Morgan, Sara and the famously gruff NSA agent John Casey (Adam Baldwin) track and eventually confront Mary Bartkowski and Volkov. Mary’s loyalties are something of a mystery, especially after she deprives Chuck of the use of the Intersect embedded in his brain, which provides him with his spy skills. Season Four was originally scheduled for 13 episodes, before being extended to a full season.
ZOOKEEPER – Sony
Griffin is a disaster with the ladies, as was proved by his failed marriage proposal to the self-absorbed Stephanie several years ago, but he’s really good with animals. The animals have listened to Griffin pine over Stephanie for years, so when they overhear Stephanie saying that perhaps her rejection of Griffin was too hasty, they take action. They decide to help Griffin rekindle the relationship and become the alpha male that Stephanie wants him to be. The animals are masters at mating, but their plan to show Griffin how to act quickly breaks down and they inadvertently begin talking out loud to him. After his initial shock, Griffin starts to take the animals’ advice seriously–from how to walk and roar to the extreme of marking his territory.
THE LEAGUE: Season Two – Fox
Suit up for Season 2 of The League, the hilarious fantasy football comedy that elevates humiliation to an art form. After a wild road trip to Vegas to kick off the draft, the season hits its stride as Taco finds a toilet seat made out of cocaine, Ruxin goes to outrageous lengths to meet an NFL player, and Pete fashions a league loser’s trophy from a bull’s privates. Keep your head on a swivel for guest stars like Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Suggs and Josh Cribbs – plus unrated bonus features that go so far out of bounds, the censor must have swallowed his whistle!
BONANZA: Season Two, Volume Two – CBS Paramount
The Cartwrights are back – Ben (Lorne Greene), Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon) – in the last 16 Season Two episodes of Bonanza, complete with its stirring theme song and uncut on DVD for the first time. Join America’s first family of the West in this four-disc collectible set as they battle outlaws, help the needy and romance beautiful ladies at the spectacular Ponderosa ranch and in rip-roaring Virginia City.
LIE TO ME: Season Three – Fox
Complete your collection with this thrilling and compelling third and final season of Lie to Me, featuring an all-star cast led by Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines and Monica Raymund! Dr. Cal Lightman (Roth), the world’s foremost expert on detecting lies and deception, returns as he and his brilliant investigative team take on their most intriguing cases to date, ranging from museum heists and kidnappings to mysterious cults and murder. Featuring exclusive deleted scenes found only on DVD, the thought-provoking and highly addictive third and final season of Lie to Me is not to be missed – and that’s the truth!
HOLLYWOOD SEX WARS – Fifteen Minutes
Max (Dominique Purdy), Aaron (Richard Blair) and Glen (Nicholas Cooper) have a track record littered with strike-outs and misfit hook-ups. The boys embark on a mission to up their hot babe batting average. They meet Hollywood Casanova Johnny Eyelash (Mario Diaz) who teaches these boys the game of scoring A-list arm candy. But there is one problem, the girls are organized, cunning and have an agenda of their own. Its not long before the girls, led by Big Wendy (Jenae Alt) and Little Wendy (Eli Jane) pick up on Johnny’s tactics and Hollywood becomes one big booby trap.
SUMMER SLAM 2011 – WWE
Its the biggest event of the Summer, and it continues to shine in Hollywood! The WWE Universe will be watching as the Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment bring SummerSlam to the Staples Center. Last years show saw WWE and World Heavyweight Championship Matches and a 7-on-7 battle pitting the best of Raw against the upstart Nexus. Who knows who the superstars of Raw and SmackDown will top themselves?
THE LADDER MATCH 2: Crash and Burn – WWE
This is the veritable definition of high risk, high reward in sports entertainment, a rich reward hangs high above the ring and a superstar must climb a ladder to win the match and retrieve the prize. But the falls from the ladders can be devastating and the punishment one can inflict when using the cold steel ladders as weapons can be brutal. The first Ladder Match DVD in 2007 was one of the biggest-selling DVDs in WWE History, and now the Ladder Match is back with an all-new collection of memorable bouts from WWE, WCW, ECW, and more in The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn.
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