Dig Into New Reviews of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Duplicity, The Informers and More in This Week's DVD Round-Up
Published Sep 16, 2009Summer's winding down and TIFF is in full swing, but if you can't make it out to any of the major film events in the big city, why not let Exclaim! help you recreate that silver-screen magic in your living room?
This week's big release is the fourth outing from Hugh Jackman as Canadian mutant master Wolverine, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film follows the story of the quick-healing, blade-sprouting mutant's beginnings in rural Canada, his strained relationship with fellow mutant Sabertooth and his introduction to the Weapon X program.
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen lead a star-studded cast in a story about two undercover operatives trying to have a relationship while perpetually lying and manipulating each other in Duplicity. The Informers, an adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis (The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho) novel, follows a series of loosely linked tales of infidelity, recreational sex and drug abuse, and kidnapping in '80s Los Angeles.
Another in a growing line of spin-offs from The Daily Show, the first season of Important Things with Demetri Martin takes a DIY approach to comedy. This week also marks the first season releases of Tim Roth's procedural drama of cynical wit Lie to Me and A&E's not-so-fortunate, cancelled series The Beast, featuring the final on-screen performance from the recently departed Patrick Swayze.
Rounding out our releases this week are a trio of music DVDs - a live in Germany outing from Bay Area thrash metalheads Death Angel, a live in Brazil power metal show of force from Germany's Edguy and a love-song retrospective from the king of rock'n' roll himself, Elvis Presley.
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