Pick of the Week
"Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Gene Kelly
, Donald O'Connor
, Debbie Reynolds
Story: Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can't stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans.
For Jennifer Westfeldt's latest film, "Friends With Kids," she cast her husband, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, and Adam Scott as a group of friends living in the city, on the brink of parenthood. Considering that ensemble, it isn't hard to imagine the mood on set during shooting.
"Dour," Scott told us. "Obviously."
"Friends With Kids" hits Blu-ray and DVD today, and we have an exclusive look at the bloopers from the disc. You can also check out our full interview with Adam Scott after the jump!
High jinks lovers are in luck because today marks the release of "The Three Stooges" on DVD and Blu-Ray. To celebrate the occasion, we are pleased to present a featurette clip courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment from the DVD/Blu-Ray, featuring some familiar members of the MTV family.
In the movie, we find Chris Diamantopoulos's character, Moe — one-third of the titular Stooge trio — joining the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore." Moe may have received his very own "Jersey Shore" inspired nickname ("Dyna-Moe"), however as the featurette clip reminds us, the arrangement is hardly smooth sailing for everyone involved.
This behind-the-scenes look from "The Three Stooges" special features lets viewers get a peek at "Jersey Shore" cast working on the movie, and fans also have a chance to hear from directors/co-writers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly who comment on the positive experience they had working with the reality TV cast.
By Meg Malone
Everyone's favorite archaeologist-action-star is coming back in a high-definition way. The upcoming "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" is a Blu-Ray release of all four films starring Harrison Ford as the titular hero and will be available on September 18.
A new trailer for the collection revisits scenes from the films and dishes what viewers can find among the discs of this new collection. If bonus features are your thing, then you'll be pleased to know that the trailer promises there's seven hours worth of them to be found here, including additional footage and behind-the-scenes looks on set. The trailer reveals that "The Complete Adventures" will also include new special features only to be found in this collection.
Sit-down interviews with Ford and director Steven Spielberg are briefly sampled in the trailer, so it'll be interesting to see who else may pop up to share their memories of putting together these films.
Pick of the Week
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast: Anna Paquin
, Matt Damon
, Mark Ruffalo
Story: Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret stars Anna Paquin stars as Lisa, an emotionally immature, overly-articulate 17-year-old Manhattanite with an emotionally carnivorous actress for a mother and a distant businessman father who lives on the West Coast with his new, younger wife.
If you pre-ordered your "Prometheus" Blu-ray all the way back in May or early June before the film came out in order to get a free movie ticket, we actually have some good news for you. Whether you're a fan of "Prometheus" is entirely up to you, but there is no doubting that the recently announced full feature list for the disc totally kicks ass.
Ridley Scott spoke briefly during the promotional interviews for "Prometheus" about the amount of deleted scenes that would end up on the Blu-ray. The first description of the contents (via Collider) confirms that a total of 15 minutes of cut and alternate scenes will be on the disc.
On top of that, "Prometheus" also comes packed with 18 minutes of viral videos made for the film, including a longer cut of the TED talk featuring normal-aged Guy Pearce and the instant-classic "Happy Birthday, David" video.
Get your Fedoras and whips ready, because the Blu-Ray collection of the "Indiana Jones" films is officially coming out September 18.
Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Media Distribution sent out a press release today making the big announcement. The complete collection will include "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Temple of Doom," "The Last Crusade" and "Kingdoms of the Crystal Skull" in their best versions yet.
"Supervised by director Steven Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film," the press release reads. "The original negative was first scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired."
When it comes to big-budget studio films, it's easy to forget that a lot of the time there are actual actors on the screen, and that sometimes those real life actors are putting themselves in harm's way for your entertainment.
Toby Kebbell would probably like you to remember that acting isn't all fun and games and craft services. In this exclusive look at a featurette from the "Wrath of the Titans" Blu-ray, Kebbell has to run into a spiky trap set by the Cyclops.
Naturally, Kebbell gets a little shaky about standing in the middle of moving spikes, but it's all part of the job.
"Wrath of the Titans" once again tells the story of Perseus as he does battle with the gods and attempts to stop the end of the world.
"Wrath of the Titans" is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
This week in home video releases you can find this year's Academy Award winner of Best Picture, a Best Foreign Language Film nominee, plus three of this year's biggest releases.
Find out all about this week's release on The Video Score!
Pick of the Week
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts
, Jeroen Perceval
, Barbara Sarafian
A steroid-fueled cattle farmer finds that his decision to do business with the Belgian cattle-hormone mafia could have potentially deadly consequences in this brooding Belgian crime drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Now that the final "Harry Potter" movie has come out, Warner Bros. is putting together the ultimate DVD collection, packaging all eight films into one massive set. The "Harry Potter Wizard's Collection" will not only include films one through eight, but also a ton of extras and collectibles from the movies.
We are lucky enough to be able to bring you an exclusive look at one piece of memorabilia that comes with the "Wizard's Collection."
As part of the collection, several concept art sketches are included in the package. To celebrate the release, we have been given a drawing from "Harry Potter" production designer Stuart Craig.
Check out the full drawing after the jump!