This week's new DVD releases include Just Go With It, Sanctum, and True Grit. You can also take a look at upcoming new DVD releases.
June 7, 2011 - New DVD and Video Releases
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star in this romantic comedy, a loose remake of Cactus Flower (1969). Danny (Sandler) is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and a bachelor who dates lots of women 20 years his junior. To avoid long-term entanglements, he wears a wedding ring and tells stories about his wife. But then Danny falls for Palmer (swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker), and when she insists on meeting his family, he gets his office assistant Katherine (Aniston) to pretend to be his wife. Soon everyone goes on a trip to Hawaii, and there a character played by Nicole Kidman pops up.
Shown in 3-D in theaters, this action-adventure film relies on arresting underwater photography to achieve its full impact. The setting is the largely uncharted Esa'ala caves in Papua New Guinea. A group of adventurers go to visit the caves under the leadership of veteran explorer Frank (Richard Roxburgh), who brings along his estranged 17-year-old son Josh. Others in the group include the wealthy man (Ioan Gruffudd) who is paying for the expedition and his girlfriend. When a monster storm causes floods in the caves, everyone scrambles to try to get to safety, but there are grisly deaths.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, this is the richly satisfying, highly entertaining Coen brothers' remake of the 1969 John Wayne star vehicle. It's a yarn set in the Old West where bounty hunters ride out of the frontier town of Fort Smith, Ark., to track down a killer in Indian Territory wilderness. The new film is a faithful adaptation of Charles Portis' splendid novel, which means that much of the story is seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl (well-played by newcomer Hailee Steinfeld). Jeff Bridges gives his own twist to the crucial role of federal marshal Rooster Cogburn.