Tom Hanks returns to save the Catholic Church...isn't that ironic...in this week's FOXLight DVD release roundup. Angels & Demons is the DaVinci Code sequel sending Hanks' Robert Langdon back to the Vatican to stop the Illuminati, an underground organization bent on bringing down the Church. Joining Hanks is Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard.
Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon are a happy couple railroaded from their sun-and-fun Christmas getaway to spend quality time with their unbelievably dysfunctional families in Four Christmases. Chewing the scenery along with Vaughan are Robert Duvall, Kristen Chenowith and Jon Favreau.
Funny People is director Judd Apatow's latest, with Adam Sandler as a popular-but-dying stand-up comedian who hires struggling comic Seth Rogen as his personal assistant/opening act. When he goes into remission, Sandler decides to reevaluate his life. Also starring Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Mrs. Apatow, Leslie Mann.
Also out this week...
Director Robert Rodriguez as built two distinctly different careers, one directing highly adult pulp action flicks like From Dusk Till Dawn and Sin City, and another directing children's fare like the Spy Kids trilogy. Shorts is from the latter camp, featuring kids in a bland suburban town overrun by the Black Box, a do-it-all communication gadget...till a Rainbow-colored rock hits Toe Thompson in the head and improves upon the Black Box by granting wishes. Then the adults get a-hold of it. Starring Jon Cryer, William H. Macy and Kat Dennings.
Music on DVD is represented by Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007, which follows similar career-spanning studio and live CD sets, and features the DVD debuts of The Mama Tour and Three Sides Live, plus Live at Wembley Stadium, The Way We Walk: Live In Concert, and an updated edition of their episode of VH-1's Behind The Music, plus several bonus documentaries on 5 jam-packed DVDs.
Finally, TV on DVD this week includes:
The original and still cheesy best Beverly Hills 90210: The 8th Season, and Melrose Place: The 5th Season, Volume 2
Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 4th Year
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4
The Jerry Lewis Show Collection features highlights from the 1967-1969 NBC variety show not seen since the original broadcasts.
Hogan's Heroes - Kommandant's Kollection: The Komplete Series features all 168 episodes of the klassic komedy on 28 DVDs.
And don't forget, your Black Friday companion can be the FOXLight podcast, which has everything here plus all this week's music releases here: http://feeds.foxnewsradio.com/thefoxlight
In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!