With blockbuster Bridesmaids coming home on DVD/Blu-ray, no other new movies stood a chance over the weekend of Sept 23, limiting the new Redbox, Netflix and OnDemand big screen releases. There are a slew of new foreign dramas and TV fans will find more primetime to catch up on. Plus, though we’re still in September, the Halloween offerings are already starting to drop.
Bridesmaids is ready to rock your weekend and dominate the Redbox, Netflix and OnDemand DVD/Blu-ray scene this weekend. For those still preparing for the fall 2011 TV season, check out another round of new TV releases from the likes of Happy Endings, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, Modern Family and more.
The films currently ruling the DVD/Blu- Ray rental battle are Thor, Something Borrowed, Everything Must Go, Paul, Rio, Your Highness, Limitless, Tyler Perry‘s Madea’s Big Happy Family, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown and Soul Surfer.
Bridesmaids: This female-driven, R-rated comedy created a stir from the first screenings and blew away the competition at theaters, and with good reason. There are more laughs-per-minute in the film than any in eons. The fact that Bridesmaids is from super comedy producer Judd Apatow (40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) is only one spoke in the wheel that is the faultless comedy movie. Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig and her writing partner, Annie Mumolo, channeled years of bridesmaid experiences to perfectly capture the humor, heartache and hysteria that is that iconic wedding role of supporting the bride. Maya Rudolph plays the bride and Rose Byrne (Get Him to the Greek), Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly), Ellie Kemper (The Office) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911) also get in on the laughs.
The Setup: In this straight-to-DVD crime thriller, three friends execute a daring jewel heist, but one of them (Ryan Phillippe) pulls a deadly double-cross on his partners. The survivor (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) seeks revenge with the help of a mob boss (Bruce Willis).
The Dick Van Dyke Show 50th Anniversary Edition: Fan Favorites: Go back in time and enjoy the best of one of America’s most popular TV comedies, starring Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. This special 50th anniversary collection includes 20 classic episodes.
More New Movies on DVD/Blu-Ray
Dramas: My Run (Billy Bob Thornton, Terry Hitchcock), Adam (Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher), The River Murders (Ray Liotta, Christian Slater, Ving Rhames)
Foreign Dramas: Le beau Serge (French), Lovers ( Amantes , Spanish), The Strange Case of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica, Portuguese), Bride Flight (New Zealand)
Comedies/Musicals: Mean Girls / Mean Girls 2 (Lindsay Lohan, Meaghan Martin), The Bachelor Party (Lamman Rucker, Essence Atkins, Ginuwine), Forever Plaid
Horror and Halloween Haunts: Secrets in the Wall (Jeri Ryan, Kay Panabaker, Peyton List), Savage, Maria’s B-Movie Mayhem: Haunted, Little Rascals: Scary Spooktacular, L.A. Zombie, Friday the 13th, Parts 1-4, Biography: Celebrity Ghost Stories, Aliens vs. Avatars, Area 51, George Romero’s Deadtime Stories Volume 2, Paranormal Haunting: Curse of the Blue Moon Inn, I Don’t Want to Be Born (aka The Devil Within Her: Sharon’s Baby, Joan Collins)
Primetime: Happy Endings: The Complete First Season, Two and a Half Men: Seasons 1-8, The Mentalist: The Complete Third Season, Mike & Molly: The Complete First Season, Modern Family: The Complete Second Season, Body of Proof: The Complete First Season, Castle: The Complete Third Season, Hawaii Five-0: The First Season, Raising Hope: The Complete First Season, Fringe: Seasons 1-3, Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1-4, Law & Order Los Angeles: The Complete Series
More TV: The Kennedys Mini-Series (Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear), MAD: Season One – Part One, FBI: Season 1 – Part 2, Jerry Pratchett: Going Postal, Vampire Knight Guilty: The Complete Series, River Monsters: Season 3, Pokemon: Zoroark, Master of Illusions, Judge John Deed: Season Four, The Red Green Show: The Geezer Years
Re-releases & Classics: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dumbo, The Others, McMillan & Wife: Season 6 (Rock Hudson), Little Rascals: Pirates of Our Gang, Hawaii Five-O: The Eleventh Season (Jack Lord), Lucille Ball RKO Comedy Collection, Les Cousins
Documentaries, Music and Kids/Family
Documentaries: Ed Hardy: Tattoo The World, Biography: George Clooney; Johnny Cash’s America and Kurt Cobain, Bill Moyers: The Wisdom of Faith, Carbon Nation, Ambassadors of Hollywood, American Harmony, History Classics: Battle History Of The United States Military; Decoding The Past; States and WWI The Great War, Baseball’s Greatest Games: Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit, Angels Memories: Greatest Moments In Angels Baseball History, All Pro Sports Football Series Volume 3: J Rice / D Shula / J Jaeger, All Pro Sports Football Series Volume 4: R White / E Allen / J Delrio, Ancient Secret Agents, Ancient Tank Tech, British Rail Journeys: Around The Peak District
Music: Play BB King, Gary Moore: Live at Montreux 2010, hitRECord: RECollection Volume 1, Alejandro Sanz: MTV Unplugged
Kids/Family: Dora The Explorer: Save The Day / Go Diego Go: Great Jaguar Rescue, Spongebob Squarepants: Lost At Sea / Tales From Deep, Spooky Buddie, Spoon & More Stories About Friendship, Wonder Pets: Save The Bengal / Save The Wonder Pets, Timmy Time: Hide & Seek, Arthur & The Square Knights of The Round Table Volume 2, Arthur & The Square Knights of The Round Table Volume 1
Images: Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, ABC and History Channel