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This Week on DVD: October 2, 2007

Fantastic Four

Here are a few of the titles you can find on the rental shelves this Tuesday:

  • 1408:  starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Collector’s Edition):  starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder
  • Caligula (Three-Disc Imperial Edition):  starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer:  starring Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis
  • The Jungle Book (Platinum Edition): starring Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot
  • Misery (Special Edition):  starring Kathy Bates, James Caan
  • Species (Collector’s Edition):  starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen

Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.


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Box Office Breakdown:  Holiday Comes Early For Halloween

Halloween

Rob Zombie’s remake of the classic film, Halloween, scared up over $30 million this weekend smashing Transporter 2‘s 2005 achievement ($20 million).  Additionally, the horror film’s record gross capped off a successful summer for films overall.  With fifteen movies over the $100 million mark, the movie industry soared past $4 billion domestically.

Unfortunately, Jason Statham’s War did very little to contribute to this landmark achievement.  While he may have been a record-setter two years ago, his latest outing is slowly dropping off the charts.  Meanwhile, the weekend’s other two major openings—Balls of Fury and Death Sentence—fared decently enough to at least make a showing.

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FilmCrunch 057: Confetti DVD Review

Neil Estep reviews the DVD release of Confetti in this FilmCrunch DVD review:

Three couples fight it out to win Confetti Magazine’‘s competition for the ‘‘Most Original Wedding of the Year’‘. At stake is a £500,000 dream house, a cover shoot with Confetti and, of course, the most special day of their lives.We follow couples Matt and Samantha, Josef and Isabelle and Michael and Joanna, from the excitement of being chosen as finalists through the eventful weeks of preparation to the Grand Final.


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Mike Myers Gets Mitty

Mike Myers Mike Myers is the most recent name to be attached to the movie project The Secret Life of Water Mitty, a re-make of a 1947 movie of the same name. This time, the film has been picked up by 20th Century Fox. Over the years, big names like , Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, and Whoopi Goldberg (as “Martha Mitty” in a female-oriented version of the original) have all been attached to the project, one that’s been a long time in the making. This current incarnation will be written by Jay Kogen (Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle) and produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. In the past, directors Steven Spielberg and Chuck Russell were said to be attached to the project at different times.

Now, it’s time for Mike Myers to take the leading role as Walter Mitty. The last time the project came up was 2005, with Owen Wilson set to take the lead, and Paramount scheduled to lend their studios for production. The movie was put on hold, however, when the studio failed to cast a female lead for the film. The film has been given the green light again…will this finally be Mitty’s year?

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Will They Be Fantastic a Second Time Around?

Silver SurferThis year’s summer blockbusters promise more thrills, more action, more big-budget comic book screen adaptations. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is one of the most anticipated of these, scheduled for release June 15, 2007. The full ensemble will return to reprise their roles, even villainous Dr. Doom (who will have spent the past two years presumed dead). This sequel will introduce fans to Doug Jones as the Silver Surfer/Norrin Radd, who will (according to movie gossip) interrupt the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm. Execs says Galactus will not appear in the movie, despite rumor to the contrary, but the character will at least be mentioned in the film. The big-budget, high-action film will give fans more of the comic book story line they love, with all the visual eye candy they’ve come to crave from 20th Century Fox.

Read More | Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer via Rotten Tomatoes


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