Good afternoon TRR Readers,
As we know, Summer is around the corner! This means three months of explosions, comedy, romance, and family movies will be coming out in droves. This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lonnie Martin, director of the new horror thriller, Women’s Studies coming to DVD on June 8th. Next month, check out TRR for exclusive interviews with Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik, Cyrus actor John C. Reilly, and more! In addition, I invite you to check out my special dedication to NBC’s Law & Order as it leaves the airwaves after two decades. Until then, it’s time for this week’s DVD picks of the week. The bad news is that there is only one movie for this week, a romance tale that I hope you enjoy!
Dear John tells story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas–correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences
Special Features: Deleted and Alternate Scenes; Alternate Ending; Outtakes; A Conversation with Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Lasse Hallstrom; Transforming Charleston; Military in Movies: Dear John’s Military Advisors; Mr. Tyree, The Mule, and Benny Dietz; The Story of Braeden Reed
While there is only one movie that meets the pick of the week, TV brings a trio of modern day robin hoods, a young concierge doctor, and VAMPIRES!
TV SHOWS OF THE WEEK
Leverage is a slick and crafty drama following a team of thieves, hackers and con artists who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, standing up for the little guy who has been victimized by the rich and powerful. In this riveting and timely second season, the team takes on corrupt bankers, high fashion, the tabloid media and, most shockingly, an old nemesis from their past!
Hank is a rising star in the New York City medical community, until he loses everything fighting for the life of a patient. With his career stalled and his personal life in shambles, Hank is in need of a new beginning. That’s where his younger brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) steps in. Fed up with Hank’s personal pity party, he convinces Hank to join him on a last-minute trip to the Hamptons for Memorial Day weekend. When the brothers crash a party at the home of a Hamptons billionaire and a guest falls critically ill, Hank saves the day. His dramatic medical rescue draws attention from the crowd. Inadvertently, Hank becomes the hot new “concierge doctor” in town. With encouragement from Evan and an ambitious young woman who volunteers to be his physician assistant he decides to stay in town solving medical crises and helping those in need. Hank is back to doing what he does best. And now he’s reinvented himself as the Hamptons’ hottest new “doctor-in-demand.”
Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse, life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill become more deeply involved. Meanwhile, Tara finds herself under a lover’s spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric becomes interested in Sookie after he recruits her to investigate the disappearance of his 2,000-year-old maker; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then, after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan that raises this award-winning series to bloody new heights.
Special Features: The Vampire Report (Special Edition): Check out the past year’s biggest stories in vampire news, politics, and popular culture in the special edition of The Perspective with Victoria Davis; Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light: Rules to live by with Fellowship of the Sun leaders Steve and Sarah Newlin; Seven audio commentaries with the cast and crew, including Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Michelle Forbes, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, and many more
Well, that’s al I wrote, the keyboard’s broke. We hope that you enjoy the DVD picks of the week. As always, you can find any of the DVDs recommended here wherever DVDs are sold. Before I go, I am looking for a team of DVD followers out there to help me recommend DVDs in the weeks to come. If you have any ideals or comments on the DVDs I should recommend; email me at email@example.com
Until we meet again next month, I wish you all HAPPY MOVIE & TV VUEING!