With the list of movies being released on DVD in June 2010, you may not want to go out at all this month. There are definitely some choices here to please everyone, so make sure in June to save a few evenings at home to watch a new DVD.
Here’s your overview of movie’s being released in June 2010.
Alice in Wonderland
Welcome to Wonderland. The surreal world created by Lewis Carroll has been portrayed by Tim Burton, and the end result is an almost overwhelming experience. If you like Tim Burton movies (Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Nightmare Before Christmas, etc.), then this is perhaps his most extreme exploration of his unique world view and imagery yet. He works with a familiar cast, including Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Although this is based on a children’s book, I wouldn’t show it to my young children.
Click here for the official Alice in Wonderland website.
This remake of the 1941 movie of the same name had all of the obvious makings of success: the cast (Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro), the effects and spooky atmosphere (filmed in England with both wild outdoor areas and period buildings), and the fantasy element that is so popular right now (hello werewolf). However, the mov0ie was a total flop. It probably wasn’t worth paying to see in the cinema, but this month it comes out on DVD. Whether you take it seriously and want to be scared, or if you want to make fun of it, it could offer good at home entertainment.
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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Based on the popular book of the same title by Rick Riordan, this is a family action adventure. This will especially appeal to tweens and early teens. The basic premise is that the Olympian gods are real, and a modern kid discovers that he is Poseidon’s son…oh yeah, and of course there are bad guys to defeat and plenty of complications.
To watch a preview for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, click here.
Other movies scheduled for release on DVD in June 2010 include:
The Book of Eli (Denzel Washington’s addition to post-apocalyptic movies.)
Cry of the Owl (This didn’t get very much attention in the cinema, but could be praised now.)
The Eclipse (No, this is not the same as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.)
From Paris With Love (A truly awful looking action flick starring John Travolta with nasty facial hair)
The Red Baron (Yes, based on the legendary pilot.)
Remember Me (Stars Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan, and Emilie de Ravin, so eye candy all around.)
Shutter Island (This creepy film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and is directed by Martin Scorsese.)
When in Rome (Rom-Com. Good for date nights.)
Youth in Revolt (Think Juno. Just not as good.)
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