Good afternoon Rogers Revue Readers,
I have survived my “Hell Week” for the Rogers Revue. Just in case everyone was wondering what did my ”Hell Week” consist of, here’s the lowdown. My crazy week begin on Sunday night when I attended my first Oscar party for the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. For the first time in my life, I have covered the Oscars by tweeting, facebooking, and updating The Rogers Revue blog as the awards were announced. Based on the stats, so many of the readers followed the action. From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you. Monday, I went to the ”Remember Me” screening at Mazza Galleria. On Tuesday, I have covered my 2nd Red Carpet at the National Air & Space Museum. On Thursday, I went to the National Zoo for a photo-op for Bindi Sue Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter – Steve Irwin. Not only she was there, but her mother, Terri, and her younger brother as with her on the journey. On Saturday, I covered my first comedy show at the Arlington Drafthouse. Reno’s finest, Carlos Alazraqui and Cedric Yarbrough, kept the audience laughing all night!
Now we begin a new week and another installment of the The Rogers Revue’s DVD Picks of the week. For this week’s movies, we will witness a heist gone wrong, see an anime classic get a 21st Century upgrade, keep an eye out for a deadly assassin, a Disney twist on an old classic tale, and take another trip to Forks, Washington.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.
Special Features: Producer and Cast Commentary, Planning the Heist: Making of, Crash Course: Stunts, Armed and Underground: Production Design
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.
Taken from the streets as a child, the orphan Raizo (Rain) is molded into a deadly assassin through methods that might make even the strong of stomach wince. The story flows from present-day Berlin to Raizo’s brutal training by the Ozunu, one of the mythical Nine Clans that perform political assassinations around the world. Refusal to follow an order by the clan leader forces Raizo into a life on the run. When Mika (Naomie Harris), a Europol researcher, gets too close to the truth, Raizo risks detection by his former clan-mates to protect her, and to exact his revenge.
Disney celebrates a modern-day classic from the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Discover what really happened after the princess kissed the frog in an inspired twist on the world’s most famous kiss. This hilarious adventure leaps off the screen with stunning animation, irresistible music and an unforgettable cast of characters. Enter Princess Tiana’s world of talking frogs, singing alligators and lovesick fireflies as she embarks on an incredible journey through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Spurred on by a little bit of courage and a great big dream, these new friends come to realize what’s truly important in life…love, family and friendship. Overflowing with humor and heart, The Princess and the Frog is an incredible motion picture experience your whole family will want to enjoy again and again!
Special Features: Deleted Scenes, The Princess Portraits Game, DVD Feature Film + Bonus, Digital Copy Of Feature Film, The Making Of A Princess, Conjuring The Villain, The Return To Hand-Drawn Animation, The Disney Legacy, Disney’s Newest Princess, Bringing Life To Animation, Art Galleries, Music Video By Ne-Yo
WARNING: The following DVD release may cause severe puncture of the ears if you’re near a screaming Twi-Fan. You been warned
In the second chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in an effort to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she’s saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.
Special Features (2-Disc): Audio commentary with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lamber, A riveting six-part documentary that takes you behind the scenes, Exclusive band rehearsal footage with Muse, Music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math
TV SHOWS OF THE WEEK
This week in the world of TV DVD land. We will head back to the 50th State for some good police drama, bid farewell to our favorite Obssessive Compulsive Detective, and take another trip to a crazy Colorado town
Broadcast on CBS from the fall of 1975 through the spring of 1976, Season Eight of the popular police drama HAWAII FIVE-O found the series in its prime. This was the season that found Steve McGarrett involved in a kangaroo court led by Honore Vaschon, hunting down an M.I.A nobleman suspected of homicide, going after a cadre of criminals who have unknowingly stolen a vat of chemicals, and involved in a myriad of other investigations. This set contains all 23 Season Eight episodes as originally broadcast.
Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub is back for one last obsessively compulsive good time in the final season of the hit detective series Monk. From the very first moment detective Adrian Monk (Shalhoub) appeared on the scene, audiences have been hooked on this intelligent and irreverent sleuth who uses his quirky phobias and neuroses to solve crimes in a way other detectives just can’t. Join him now as he reunites with former colleagues and friends from seasons past – as well as guest stars Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years) and many more – for some of the most riveting cases yet, including the one that has haunted him for the past eight seasons.
All fourteen uncensored episodes from South Park’s thirteenth season are now available in this exclusive three-disc set. Roll with the boys as they save the economy, the whales, and a bunch of dead celebrities all while discovering the joys of Fish Sticks. For them, it’s all part of growing up in South Park!
I hope you enjoyed my picks of the week. Until next week my friends, HAPPY MOVIE & TV VUEING!