Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New DVD Releases This Week: Jack Reacher, Mama, and Safe Haven

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The big releases this week are Jack Reacher and Safe Haven. I'm kind of interested in Jack Reacher but will pass on Safe Haven.

These are some of the new DVDs released this week, the ones I find interesting or of note.


Tuesday May 7, 2013

Jack Reacher, PG-13      Amazon
Jack Reacher is a 2012 American thriller film. It is an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a man drives a van into a parking garage across the Allegheny River from PNC Park and, after paying for parking, readies a sniper rifle. He takes aim and appears to randomly kill five people around the stadium and on the river’s North Shore Trail before fleeing in the van. The police soon arrive, headed by Detective Emerson, and they discover a shell casing as well as the coin used to pay for parking. A fingerprint taken from the coin points to James Barr, a former U.S. Army sniper. When the police raid his house, they find the van, equipment for making bullets, the rifle in question, and Barr, whom they arrest.

Mama, PG-13      Amazon
A horror movie, the film deals with the story of two young girls abandoned in a forest cabin, fostered by an unknown entity that they fondly call Mama, which eventually follows them to their new suburban home after their uncle retrieves them.

Safe Haven, PG-13      Amazon
American romance film starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders. Erin Tierney (Julianne Hough) leaves her abusive, alcoholic husband, Boston police detective Kevin Tierney (David Lyons), under disguise with the assistance of an elderly neighbor, Mrs. Feldman. She eventually flees to the small town of Southport, North Carolina, where she befriends her neighbor, Jo (Cobie Smulders), and adopts the identity of "Katie". She also meets Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel), the manager of a local convenience store, and his children, Lexie and Josh. Alex's wife died of cancer, and he keeps letters written by her to be given to their children at important moments of their lives.



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