Nick’s Picks 05/23/12
FREE DVD GIVEAWAYS
We are doing a Free DVD Giveaway! If you are interested in a chance at winning a free copy of Racing Dreams, Ghost Recon Alpha, Newlyweds, Chronicle or Level Up, 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!
RACING DREAMS – PBS
Racing Dreams is the award-winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Academy AwardÂ®-nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry takes us into the lives of Annabeth, 11 years old, Josh, 12, and Brandon, 13 as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association s National Series widely considered the Little League for professional racing.
GHOST RECON ALPHA – Flatiron
Clear your thoughts for a mesmerizing mind-bender that’ll blow you away! Seen through the lens of a troubled teen’s video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys’ “gifts” – and their lives – spin dangerously out of control!
LEVEL UP – Cartoon Network
Level Up, a Cartoon Network original movie, is a fantastical comedy for the video game age. When three high school gamers, Wyatt, Lyle and Dante unwittingly open a portal from an online game into the real world, the trio must put aside their social differences and join forces with classmate Angie in order to play the game for real and defeat evil.
NEWLYWEDS – New Video
Buzzy (Edward Burns) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald) are a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life. But when Buzzy s damaged and impulsive half-sister Linda (Kerry Bishe) arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft, her antics threaten to disrupt the couple s commitment to an easy marriage. Meanwhile, with Katie s sister Marsha (Marsha Dietlein Bennett) projecting suspicions of her own husband s infidelity onto Buzzy, will the couple s formerly trusting and insulated life be able to withstand the dysfunctions of their respective siblings?
CHRONICLE – Fox
The Ghosts are the most highly trained and lethal soldiers on the planet. In this prequel film to the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier, follow them as they are dropped deep behind enemy lines in order to eliminate one of the world’s most sought-after war criminals. The stakes are high – success will ensure safety of one of the world’s largest and most populated cities. Armed with the most advanced weaponry on the planet, the Ghosts will need every facet of their elite skills in order to secure a victory over an opponent that has them severely outnumbered. Most soldiers wouldn’t have a chance – but these are the Ghosts; they’ll do whatever it takes to annihilate their enemies.
A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL – Blue Underground
At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American (Lou Castel) joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho (Gian Maria Volont) on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet? Klaus Kinski and Martine Beswick co-star in this legendary western. This thrilling epic features some of the most surprising performances, radical politics and shocking violence of any ‘Spaghetti Western’ ever made and is now presented here in handsome High Definition!
ROUTE 66: Complete Series – Shout Factory
On a weekly basis, from 1960 to 1964, the CBS network treated American audiences to two things they loved the most: television drama and cars. Starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett, this series presented the exciting adventures shared by a pair of good-natured friends as they drove their Corvette convertible across the country, traversing the often dangerous highway known as Route 66. By the end of the show’s run of 116 episodes, this semi-anthology series boasted an award for writing and two Emmy nominations for acting. The program’s impressive guest star roster included such classic screen legends as Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, as well as up-and-coming cinematic stars Robert Duvall, James Caan, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman and many more, making Route 66 as iconic as the highway itself.
BOB THE BUILDER: Adventures by the Sea – Lionsgate
Bob the Builder and his machine team “sea” lots of new ways to work together to get jobs done in and around Fixham Harbor in these five exciting stories. Scoop must make a creative seaside rescue to get the lighthouse lens shining again! Scratch realizes that admitting mistakes is the best way to be cool. The team comes to the rescue when Muck’s sandcastle compromises their big job and shows him that being part of a team means doing things together. Scrambler shows that the key to bravery is admitting your fears. Bob and the Can- Do Crew get the job done and find success by the sea with sand, water, sun and friends!
MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE: Season One – Warner
Teenager Ethan is not mature enought to babysit his little sister. His mom hires a babysitter who just so happens to be the girl Ethan has a crush on. But, it turns out she has a secret: She’s a vampire.
MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD – Well Go
Rin is a seemingly normal Japanese high school girl, but on her 16th birthday, everything in her life changes when government special forces break into her home. After witnessing her mother s face blown into bits and her father s severed head falling into her birthday cake, Rin s dormant mutant abilities are awakened: her arm transforms into a sharp, knife-encrusted claw, and a moment later, she finds herself standing in a pool of blood, surrounded by dead soldiers! Fleeing and fighting her way though her hometown, she encounters a group of girls who were also born as mutants, and call themselves the Hiruko. A breed of mutants who have existed long before the so-called Japanese invaded their homeland and began to persecute them, the girls have different special abilities: one can transform her arms into swords, one can grow tentacles from her fingertips, and one can grow a chainsaw out of her body. The team hone their skills under their demented and powerful leader, Kisaragi, for one purpose: to take revenge on the Japanese who have been persecuting their breed for ages, and to take over Japan and transform it into a land for mutants only! The revenge of the mutant girls will soon begin!
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