The new DVD releases include Did You Hear About the Morgans?, The Princess and the Frog and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. You can also take a look at additional releases of interest and next week's movies on video/DVD.
March 16, 2010 and March 20, 2010 - New DVD and Video Releases:
Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are paired in this romantic comedy about Eastern city slickers moving to a small Western community. Paul and Meryl Morgan (Grant and Parker) are financially successful New Yorkers — he as an attorney, she as a real estate broker — but their marriage is troubled and they are separated. Then they happen to see the murder of an arms dealer, and are put in the witness protection program and moved to a tiny town in Wyoming. There they meet the Wheelers (Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen), and their lives begin to change.
Created by Disney, this is a hand-drawn animated fairy tale with songs by Randy Newman. The setting is 1920s New Orleans and nearby bayous, and the heroine is a pretty, sweet, hardworking young African-American woman named Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose). Another key character is Prince Naveen (voiced by Bruno Campos), who gets turned into a frog by an evil voodoo magician (voiced by Keith David). When Tiana kisses the prince, she too is turned into a frog. In smaller roles, the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and John Goodman are heard.
Aimed at an adolescent female fan base, this is the follow-up to Twilight (2008) and the second film based on the series of novels by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are back as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, respectively, but the director this time around is Chris Weitz. The story is still about the romance between Bella, who is 18 in New Moon, and Edward, a vampire. But Edward leaves for an extended period, and she begins spending a lot of time with the hunky Jacob. The setting remains Forks, Wash., with a side trip to Italy.