Nick’s Picks 08/22/12
FREE DVD GIVEAWAY
We are doing a Free DVD Giveaway! If you are interested in a chance at winning a free copy of Megacities, Doctor Who: The Greatest SHow in the Galaxy, Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space, Let Go, Planet Dinosaur, Elevator, The Adventures of TinTin: Season Three or The Angry Beavers: Season Three, Part Two, 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!
CHIMPANZEE – Disney
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee – a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy, and a love for mimicking others, they are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Stunning hi-definition images bring you up close and personal as Oscar and his family navigate the complex territory of the forest. It’s an inspiring and life-changing adventure that overflows with courage and charm. And it will capture your heart.
MEGACITIES – Acorn
BBC journalist Andrew Marr visits five megacities: one of the oldest (London, United Kingdom), the fastest growing (Dhaka, Bangladesh), the largest (Tokyo, Japan), among the most hazardous (Mexico City, Mexico), and one that considers itself the new world capital (Shanghai, China). Marr discovers how the cities’ structures define every aspect of their inhabitants’ daily lives, and how these great urban centers represent the human future of the planet.
ELEVATOR – Inception
Nine people stuck on an elevator one has a ticking bomb – the other eight will do absolutely anything to survive. The bomb cannot be defused. There is no escape and no promise of rescue. The unthinkable becomes the only reasonable solution. In a suspense thriller, both classic and contemporary, the passengers on Elevator are squeezed so tightly by fear and panic, the only possible result is horror. With minutes to live, there is no time for civilized morals. Nine sophisticated, Wall Street party-goers reveal the real people behind the facade. Crafted by the award-winning team of Norwegian director, Stig Svendsen and writer-producer Marc Rosenberg, they create a story as chilling as Hitchcock s Psycho and as demented as Polanski s The Tenant . An amazing ensemble cast (Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight, Amanda and Rachel Pace, Devin Ratray, Tehmina Sunny, Joey Slotnick and Waleed Zuaiter) creates a pressure cooker drama you won t soon forget.
DOCTOR WHO: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy – BBC
Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown. But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it’s too late?
THE RESCUERS & THE RESCUERS 2 – Disney
Who doesn’t love the Rescuers? To commemorate the 35th anniversary of an original classic, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection featuring all-time family favorites, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. Join two of the world’s bravest mice – Bernard and Bianca – as they set out on two thrilling rescue missions full of comic adventure while soaring through the Devil’s Bayou and flying sky high in the Australian outback. Buckle up for the ride of your life as these tiny heroes with great big hearts outrun and outwit their rivals to save the day. Brimming with lovable characters and unforgettable music this 2-movie collection is high-flying fun for the entire family!
DOCTOR WHO: Spearhead from Space – BBC
Exile! The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth. But the Doctor isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind. As the Nestene plan takes shape, UNIT, the Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw, race against time to stop humanity being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race.
LET GO – E1 Entertainment
This comedy follows the intertwining stories of Walter Dishman, a melancholy parole officer struggling with the doldrums of married life, and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.
POCAHONTAS & POCAHONTAS TWO MOVIE COLLECTION – Disney
In the tradition of Disney’s musical masterpieces, Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World bring to life a fun-filled adventure of hope, courage, and friendship. Now these beloved animated tales burst with “all the colors of the wind” for the first time ever in vivid high-definition. Experience the vibrant animation, amazing music, and spirited adventure like never before with both movies! Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent, award-winning music and songs, and new bonus to delight the entire family.
PLANET DINOSAUR – BBC
Planet Dinosaur brings to life pre-historic monsters stranger and scarier than anything ever seen before, monsters that scientists never knew existed until a few years ago. Transporting viewers to locations across the planet and back through hundreds of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur brings to life the most amazing creatures that ever lived. This is unlike any dinosaur show you’ve ever seen, a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts, jaw-dropping action and charismatic monsters whose discovery entailed a re-write of the prehistory books. Your entire family will be in awe as you meet the biggest, baddest and most alien dinosaurs ever seen in stunning high definition.
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: Season Three – Shout Factory
Based on the comic strip, The Adventures of Tintin Season Three finds Tintin and company investigating arms smugglers, 1930s gangsters, the kidnapping of Professor Calculus, lost jewels and much more! From Peru to America to the Moon, no mystery is out of reach for Tintin and his crew, which includes the salty Captain Haddock, handy Professor Calculus and clumsy Thomson & Thompson.
REVENGE: Season One – Disney
Beneath the luxurious lifestyle of the Hamptons, lies a dark, dirty secret and a twisted tale of passion, suspense, and ultimate redemption. Enter the alluring world of the rich and ruthless with ABC’s Revenge: The Complete First Season. Wealth, beauty, and power define the residents of New York’s most exclusive community, but one woman will stop at nothing to exact revenge from those who ruined her father’s life. Witness Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) brilliantly vindictive plot against Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), the reigning queen of the Hamptons, and all who destroyed her family. However, even the best-laid plans can unravel in the wake of an unexpected love triangle between Emily, the son of her greatest nemesis, and a forgotten face from her past. Experience all 22 episodes of ABC’s sensational new series, plus exclusive bonus features that draw you deeper into the mystery. It’s riveting entertainment that holds you in its grasp from the very first thrilling episode to the season’s final climactic moment!
THE ANGRY BEAVERS: Season Three, Part Two – Shout Factory
Norbert Foster and Daggett Doofus continue their sidesplitting adventures in this uproariously funny 2-disc collection. When these two wild bachelors take the town, no one will ever be the same! Find out why as you laugh your way through the final 11 episodes of Angry Beavers hilarious third season!
SCALENE – Breaking Glass Pictures
Scalene is a perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student (Hanna Hall) by a mentally handicapped man (Adam Scarimbolo) and his mothers (Margo Martindale) subsequent revenge. This film is clearly not for everyone, particularly those that have touchy reactions to horror and violence. Not at all what you would expect, Scalene is sure to leave you thinking after you see it.
ONE IN THE CHAMBER – Anchor Bay
When Killers Collide, Every Bullet Counts: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy. A perfect popcorn flick to celebrate the coming end to the Summer doldrums. Lots of action, violence and explosions for the entire family to enjoy!
LADY AND THE TRAMP TWO – Disney
Join Jock, Trusty, and all the characters you love as they meet a new generation of hilarious canine characters in this heartwarming adventure. Lady and Tramp have their paws full raising mischievous Scamp, who’s always in the doghouse. Longing for freedom, Scamp ventures far from home and joins the notorious Junkyard Dogs. With his idol, the streetwise Buster, and a sweet and sensible stray named Angel tugging at his heart, Scamp is faced with the ultimate decision: living a collar-free life or the pampered life at home. With nonstop laughs, tail-wagging songs, and exciting bonus features.
WWE: The 50 Greatest FInishing Moves in WWE History – WWE
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History presents the most amazing, devastating and bone crunching signature moves in this countdown-style production guaranteed to stir up controversy and banter among the WWE Universe. From Sweet Chin Music to the Rock Bottom, Attitude Adjustment and everything in between, these are the moves guaranteed to bring the masses to their feet and to leave the unfortunate recipient lying on the mat for the inevitable three count. Which moves made the cut, and what is the greatest finishing move in the history of WWE. This 3-Disc DVD is great for the opinionated WWE history buffs who love to debate which Superstar’s moves are the greatest.
GOOD WILL HUNTING – Lionsgate
A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and hot newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student … he’s the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius who’s failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor (Williams), who might be the only man who can reach him! With acclaimed performances from Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver and Ben Affleck, you’ll find Good Will Hunting a powerful and unforgettable movie experience!
THE ARISTOCATS – Disney
This enchanting tale begins in Paris, when a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to her family a family of adorable high-society cats. But when Edgar, the greedy butler, overhears her plan, he catnaps Duchess, the elegant, soft-spoken mother, and her three mischievous kittens and abandons them in the French countryside. Soon, they re being escorted home by the charming Thomas O Malley, a rough-and-tumble alley cat, who takes them to his pad along the way, where Scat Cat and his band of swingin jazz cats perform the memorable Ev rybody Wants To Be A Cat. Enriched by highstyle Disney animation and toe-tapping music by Academy AwardÂ® winning songwriters the Sherman brothers, The Aristocats is a timeless treasure and the last animated feature to get the nod from Walt Disney himself.
THE DICTATOR – Paramount
The creators and star of Borat bring you the jaw-dropping comedy about what happens when the worldʼs worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare…the American dream. Get ready to laugh ʻtil it hurts with the uncensored cut, featuring never-before-seen footage that is offensive, hilarious and down right rude.
THE TIGGER MOVIE – Disney
The classic Disney gang is back as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and his friends from the Hundred Acre come together for fun, friendship and adventure! Tigger goes on a journey to find more of his kind as he seeks to understand families and their interactions. The program is exremely educational for kids of all ages as they are certain to understand the difference in shapes, sizes and appearances of other families. An entire new generation of children are sure to enjoy the entire gang and the wonderful animation and story telling that is Disney. The music is catchy, too!
HATFIELDS & McCOYS – Sony
The Hatfield-McCoy saga centers on “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes – Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky – to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
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