Animated animals took the lead this week in DVD releases, but the top spot isn’t the cute and fuzzy friend you’d probably expect.
1) Ted — When John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) was a kid, all he wanted was his teddy bear to come to life. Fast-forward a few years and that wish has become a reality, but it’s not exactly the childhood fantasy he dreamed of. Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is a vulgar party animal (pun intended) who stands between John and his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). This is a comedy of epic proportions that will have you laughing out loud, though it does get quite raunchy. Whatever you do, take a grain of salt with all of Ted’s advice!
Rotten Tomatoes: 69% Fresh
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift — If offensive animals aren’t to your taste, we’ve got a healthy alternative in the form of everyone’s favorite prehistoric adventurers. The Ice Age gang is back, featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and more. This time they’ve set sail on a giant ice slab and there’s a whole slew of new creatures along the journey. This flick’s safe for the whole herd.
Rotten Tomatoes: 37% Splat
3) The Bourne Legacy — Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz take on the next chapter of the Bourne espionage and action franchise. Although Matt Damon really defined the Bourne role, Renner holds his own.
Rotten Tomatoes: 56% Splat
4) Backwards — Athletic ambitions have always caused massive sacrifice in Abi’s (Sarah Megan Thomas) life. She’s put every ounce of energy and passion into pursuing a spot on the Olympic rowing team. But when things don’t add up, she’s forced to truly reevaluate her life and relationships, namely a lost love with Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Check out this exclusive clip we just aired shining some light on their rekindled relationship!
Rotten Tomatoes: 29% Splat