With school back in full swing for many, it’s time for some real good movies to come out for you to pop into the blu-ray player after a crazy day of classes. Or, if you’re looking for a quite night in, there is bound to be something for you. If fantasy/comic book adventure is your thing, then you’ve been highly anticipating the release of this week’s featured new release. I’m talking about Thor which stars the ever so sexy Chris Hemsworth in the the title role. Check out a synopsis of the movie below:
The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. – IMDb
While I didn’t know much about Thor before going to see the film, it by far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend buying the limited edition 3D blu-ray if that is up your alley. Check out some more new releases coming out this week below.
Grab your popcorn and a few energy drinks to relax on your couch and enjoy all six episodes of the complete Star Wars Saga. Each disc features new special features and previously unreleased material that is sure to please old and new Star Wars fans everywhere. Despite the controversy going on with George Lucas making some pretty interesting “adjustments” to the new blu-ray collection, I’m sure that this six-disc collectors will be fly off the shelves immediately.
This season the Big Bang gang’s romantic universe expands. On the rebound from Penny, Leonard falls into the arms of Raj’s sister Priya. Sheldon gets a girlfriend, or rather a friend who is a girl: Amy, a dour neurobiologist who declares herself besties with Penny. Howard and Bernadette heat up. And so do Raj and Bernadette (at least in Raj’s Bollywood daydream). All in the furtherance of award-winning genius comedy.
The House of Batiatus has towered above the city of Capua for many years. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena will explore its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him. Loyalties will be tested, lives shattered, and battles waged in this thrilling prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Despite their loss at the Regionals the kids in New Directions are more motivated than ever. And whether it’s Will doing a sexy tango with a substitute teacher (Gwyneth Paltrow) Sue joining the glee club or everyone catching Bieber fever the excitement at William McKinley High School is keeping everyone on their toes. With more incredible musical numbers hugely popular guest stars like John Stamos Carol Burnett and Kristin Chenowith and lots of behind-the-scenes special features Glee Season 2 hits all the right notes.
Mandy Moore stars as Eva, a newlywed who has it all: a successful career as a top marriage counselor, a hot husband (Kellan Lutz of The Twilight Saga) and the answers to everything. But when she finds out that her parents (Jane Seymour and James Brolin) are getting a divorce and her hubby has neglected to mention his first wife, Eva s perfect world begins to crumble. Is true love little more than a fairy tale or is marriage really just an institution for the committed? Jessica Szhor (Gossip Girl), Michael Weston (House) and Christopher Lloyd co-star in this sexy and surprising romantic comedy from the producers of My Life In Ruins and The Wedding Date.
Own The Night follows the band’s GRAMMY winning sophomore album Need You Now. Since its release in January 2010, the album has sold over five million copies across the globe, spawned three multi-week #1 hits, taken home five GRAMMY Awards and scored over a dozen other award show trophies. With the success of “Just A Kiss” already producing massive momentum for Lady Antebellum’s highly anticipated release, the trio is sure to own the night.
A Dramatic Turn of Events is an album born from transition, crafted with studied persistence and possessed by newfound freedom and free-flowing invigoration. The album strikes the perfect balance between Dream Theater’s intimate history with all that is heavy, progressive and melodic with each element fully realized. Longtime fans of the band intrigued by the speediness of the notes on display from Dream Theater have much to study on the album, while fans of melodic hooks will find equal pleasure within the songs.
The Old Magic continues Lowe’s late-career evolution with arguably his best collection yet. Amidst urbanely insistent grooves (”Sensitive Man”), and spare-yet-imposing shuffles (”Checkout Time”), The Old Magic features three exceptional Lowe ballads – album opener ”Stoplight Roses,” ”House for Sale” and ”I Read A Lot.” As is his custom, Lowe also peppers the album with three covers — by Elvis Costello, Tom T. Hall and Jeff West — that fit seamlessly with his originals. The Old Magic might be the album title equivalent of calling your shot, but for Nick Lowe it seems more a simple statement of fact.