By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Some major DVD announcements coming across the wire this morning.
In an e-mail sent to DisneyDVD subscribers, the studio revealed that “Toy Story 3” will be available on Nov. 2 in DVD, Blu-ray and downloadable format. Also opening that day: “Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales,” as the studio ramps up anticipation for “Cars 2.”
Two weeks later, Paramount will release this summer’s July 4 event picture, “The Last Airbender,” director M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of the popular animated series. Arriving in a DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack, single disc DVD and single disc Blu-ray on Nov. 16, “The Last Airbender” stars Noah Ringer (Cowboys & Aliens) as Aang, the lone Avatar, with Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight saga) and Nicola Peltz (Deck The Halls). The DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack boasts over two hours of in-depth, behind-the-scenes special features including a nine-part documentary on the making of the film, a featurette entitled “Origins of the Avatar,” which documents the creative transformation of the hit animated series to the big screen, picture-in-picture insights from the cast and crew that deconstruct some of the amazing action and visual effects sequences, deleted scenes, outtakes and more. The film also will be available as a single disc DVD or single disc Blu-ray, both of which include “Origins of the Avatar,” deleted scenes and outtakes.
Paramount also revealed that the animated smash “How to Train Your Dragon” will be released on DVD, Double DVD Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack on a special date – Friday, Oct. 15 – so be on the lookout.
Over at Warner, the studio announced Blu-ray releases for six new titles: “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D;” “Clash of the Titans 3D;” “The Polar Express 3D;” “IMAX Deep Sea 3D;” “IMAX Under the Sea 3D;” and “IMAX Space Station 3D.” All will be available on Nov. 16.
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By Sean O’Connell
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is the number one film at the Independence Day weekend box office already collecting close to $93 million since bowing Wednesday.
Film is looking to beat Sony’s 2004 sequel “Spider-Man 2” as the highest Independence Day weekend opening. That film grossed over $180 million in six days, benefiting from the July 4th holiday falling on a Sunday and buying another day at the box office.
“Eclipse,” the third chapter in Stephenie Meyer’s romantic vampire-werewolf saga ups the triangle tension between human Bella (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). However, a rogue vampire, Victoria, is leading a horde of fresh bloodsuckers against Edward’s family, the Cullens, with her eye on taking Bella out. Who do the Cullens need in such time of crisis? Why Jacob and the werewolves and it’s up to Edward and Jacob to be friends.
Rotten Tomatoes scored the film at 52% rotten, but many top-notch critics see it as the best in the series with Richard Roeper yipping, “The first two movies were mediocre, but ‘Eclipse’ represents one of the more astonishing upgrades in movie franchise history.”
THE LAST AIRBENDER
Taking a rest from his thrillers with surprise endings, M. Night Shyamalan took a stab at brining a Nickelodeon franchise to the bigscreen, “The Last Airbender” based on the 2005 animated series. To date at the box office, the Paramount film is doing fine, grossing $16.3 million, but the film really needs to do well if it’s going to best its $280 budget and marketing cost.
“Airbender” follows a monk like boy (Noah Ringer) who can bring balance to the warring tribes of Earth, Air, Water and Fire; Fire being the bad guys. The movie is bogged down with trite kiddie dialogue and goes to great lengths to explain its mythology – but there are some kick-ass martial art scenes and the 3D does complement the action (certain powerful people in each tribe know how to manipulate and fight with their element – and that looks cool). “Slumdog Millionarie’s” Dev Patel stars as well as Nicola Peltz.
Most critics loathe the film, but most family fare is repellent to such harsh curses from the pen.
Rotten Tomatoes tracks the film at 9% rotten with Ty Burr of the Boston Globe yelling, “’The Last Airbender’ is dreadful, an incomprehensible fantasy-action epic that makes [...]
HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s new film “The Last Airbender” starring Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi and Cliff Curtis hits theaters on July 2nd.
The film has just released a new TV spot for the film and you can view it below:
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