The new DVD releases include Cop Out, The Losers and The Runaways. We'll also look at upcoming new DVD releases.
July 20, 2010 - New DVD and Video Releases
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan are paired in this buddy-cop comedy directed by Kevin Smith. Jimmy (Willis) and Paul (Morgan) are New York City police detectives who have been partners for nine years. Jimmy is the older white guy, Paul the fast-talking African-American guy. They're after a drug dealer, but they have personal issues as well. Jimmy needs to recover a valuable 1952 Andy Pafko baseball card so he can pay for his daughter's wedding, while Paul is obsessed with the idea his wife is playing around on him. Seann William Scott appears in a supporting role.
This frenetic actioner is adapted from a series published by the DC Comics' imprint Vertigo. The title refers to five Special Forces guys who at the movie's beginning are on a mission in the Bolivian jungle. A rogue CIA agent named Max (Jason Patric) almost kills them and leaves them stranded. Then they meet the sexy, dangerous Aisha (Zoe Saldana), who gets them out on condition they kill Max. The Losers are played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short and Oscar Jaenada. The movie is mainly about fights, explosions and special effects.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this film about the 1970s all-girl rock band that gives the movie its title. This is the first feature film directed by Floria Sigismondi, who has a music video background. Set mostly in the L.A. area, the movie focuses on guitarist Joan Jett (Stewart) and lead singer Cherie Currie (Fanning). Another character is promoter Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who acts as a sort of Svengali for the teenage girls who make up the band. There's plenty of drugs, sex and music as the Runaways have a meteoric rise, then go into a downward spiral.