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New Rental Releases This Week (03/05/10)
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Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:58

New DVD rental releases at DVBee this week:

White Lion, Carriers, Old Dogs and All About Steve!


Director: Michael Swan
Starring: Jamie Bartlett, John Kani
Genre: Adventure, Family
Age Restriction: PG

Breathtaking visuals and a beautiful African tale are at the heart of White Lion. The rich tradition of story-telling forms the basis for this African fairy tale about a white lion. Filmed over several years, this engaging and entertaining docudrama features amazing footage of Africa and its wildlife to bring what could be described as a real-life take on The Lion King. The performances take a backseat as world-class documentary sound, visuals and narration drive White Lion. It's a beautiful journey and an inspiring nature film for young and old.

Carriers Movie PosterCARRIERS (2009)
Director: Alex Pastor, David Pastor
Starring: Chris Pine, Lou Taylor Pucci
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Age Restriction: 16 LV

Carriers is a mixture between 28 Days Later... and Zombieland. The apocalyptic thriller is fairly indistinguishable from the glut of future humanity-threatening virus thrillers. Brothers form the crux of the road trip drama in a high stakes game of survival en route to their childhood holiday spot on the coast. Decent performances and some interesting ethical dilemmas raise the bar, but can't rescue Carriers from being anything but a middling thriller, short on run time and void of zombies.

Old Dogs Movie PosterOLD DOGS (2009)
Director: Walt Becker
Starring: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green
Genre: Comedy, Family
Age Restriction: PG

John Travolta and Robin Williams team up with Wild Hogs director, Walt Becker in an awkward comic pairing. If it wasn't for its playful tone and quick-pacing, Old Dogs would fall flat on its face. Thanks to its star power and silly physical comedy it manages to keep from hitting a speed wobble as it dials down a notch for its sentimental Disney-style ending. Fun, lightweight no-brainer comedy fare for the whole family. Very silly.

All About Steve Movie PosterALL ABOUT STEVE (2009)
Director: Phil Traill
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper
Genre: Comedy
Age Restriction: PG13 L

Sandra Bullock's irritating crossword-puzzle character almost renders All About Steve unwatchable. The comedy is saved by the crazy satire of news team trio, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper and Ken Jeong. However, it's still slow going and largely unfunny as this role reversal of There's Something About Mary comedy tumbles home in an off-beat kilter. Rather watch The Proposal again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 August 2010 12:46