Published Jun 15, 2011Whether you're looking for vamps, a western or some childish humour, we've got you covered with the DVDs in our Recently Reviewed section. Read on to find out about just a few of the discs that we've been talking about.
For your TV release this week, we have the complete third season of HBO's True Blood (pictured). If you haven't already heard, it's vicious but compassionate vampires, a telepathic girl and a family of shape-shifters that make up the core characters in this series. And this season you can add a pack of beefed-up werewolves into the mix. Obviously, the creators of True Blood aren't afraid of introducing their viewers to new characters and sub-plots, but you're going to have to read the review to find out whether that worked in the show's favour this time around.
Now on to movies. First, we have True Grit. This edgy western centres upon a 14-year-old girl looking to avenge her father's death by enlisting the help of a rough and tumble Jeff Bridges. From tough kids to concerned parents, we also have the Barcelona-based Biutiful, which showcases the emotions of a father who's diagnosed with cancer and suddenly confronted with the possibility of leaving his children to their alcoholic mother.
But if you're looking to do some soul-searching this weekend, you can enlist the help of Another Year. In this flick, you're introduced a successful, white-picket fence, 50-plus married couple, as well as a single woman of the same age who's still looking for her happy ending. And if that's not enough misunderstood women for you, you can check out Natalie Portman in the comedy-drama The Other Woman, which works to defy all preconceptions about your typical mistress and cheating husband.
But don't worry, things aren't all emotional in our DVD reviews this week. We have a ton of soldiers, guns and aliens, thanks to Jonathan Liebesman and Battle: Los Angeles. And if you're looking for a laugh, there's Adam Sandler's rom-com Just Go With It, where he happens to be the love interest of, a possibly desperate, Jennifer Aniston.
The Jackass boys also made the bill this week with Jackass 3.5, which is almost 90 minutes of scenes that didn't make it into the other Jackass instalments.
To read up on more DVD and Blu-ray releases, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.