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September DVD/Blu-Ray Release Highlights

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This September has some great DVD/Blu-Ray releases some of which are from the 2011 Summer Movie Season such as “X-Men: First Class”, “Thor”, and “Bridesmaids”.  Also the latest season of some TV shows make their way onto DVD/Blu-Ray such as “Chuck”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Glee”, and “Castle”.

Here are some highlights:

September 6
– Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
– Everything Must Go
– Fringe: The Complete Third Season
– Hanna
– The Office: Season Seven

September 9
– X-Men: First Class
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Summer Movie Season: August 2009

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The last month of summer is approaching, yes I know, it went by very fast but hopefully that does not deter you from going to the movies. I know it doesn’t for me. 🙂 Looking at the month as the whole, I find it interesting that some suspense thriller/horror movies are premiering this month as oppose to around Halloween. The movies that fall into this genre include “The Perfect Getaway”, “Halloween II”, and “The Final Destination”. Also a few tween movies seemed to have been thrown in the mix for this month including “Bandslam” with Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical)”, and “Post Grad” with Alexis Bledel (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”).

In my opinion the potential movie blockbusters for the month of August are “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “District 9” which is produced by Academy Award winning Director Peter Jackson. Seems like the trend for the next year or two will be the return of the 80’s. There are a lot of 80’s movies that are getting remade (i.e. “Footloose” (2010), “Tron Legacy”) as well as 80’s cartoon characters and toys (i.e. “Voltron” (2011), “The Smurfs” (2010)) that are making it to the big screen. Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Although there comes a point where it is over kill. Where has all of the original material gone?

My spotlight picks for the month go to “Julie & Julia” and “The Paper Heart”. “Julie & Julia” stars Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Academy Award nominee Amy Adams plays Julie, a woman who decides to cook a recipe a day from Julia Child’s cookbooks for a whole year and write a blog about it. The movie is based on two true stories. “The Paper Heart” stars Michael Cera (“Juno”) and Charlyne Yi (“Knocked Up”) and the premise is Yi making a documentary (within a film) about what exactly “love” is. A possible sleeper hit may be “The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard” which stars Jeremy Piven.

Those are my August movie highlights. Click to continue reading about the other movies coming out next month, and don’t forget to check back for my Fall Movie Season Highlights.

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“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” remake

Remember that 80’s movie about a girl who wants to become a regular on “Dance TV”? Hint: Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, and Shannen Doherty starred in the film.

That’s right! It’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. Did Cyndi Lauper’s song just flash into your head? Well it definitely will as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is getting remade. An article from Variety.com reports that Miley Cyrus is rumored to be cast as the lead. I’m not sure how I feel about this yet. Sarah Jessica Parker has a background in dance, so I don’t know if the remake will concentrate on dancing or maybe they will try to spin it into a singing/karaoke competition.

Does this mean that Miley is leaving “Hannah Montana”? At least not for now, as the Disney Channel has renewed “Hannah Montana” for a fourth season. I mentioned in an earlier post, “Footloose” is also getting remade with Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford. I wonder if this is the start of a trend – to remake 80’s “dance” themed movies. Will “Flashdance” be next? Only time will time…

For now…if it weren’t stuck in your head already…watch the original music video of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.

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“Footloose” remake

Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford has been cast as the lead in the remake of “Footloose”.  “Footloose” originally came out in 1984. Original cast include Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow.  Kenny Ortega is set to direct the remake. Chace Crawford is replacing Zac Efron who was originally attached to the film.

I wonder if this is just a remake of the original movie or are they adapting the musical stage version to the screen.  The only question that remains is: Can Chace dance and/or sing?

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