Oscar® nominees galore lead this week's FOXLight DVD release roundup.
The six-time nominated Up In The Air features George Clooney as a job terminator for hire, Anna Kendrick as his young, idealistic trainee, and Vera Farmiga as the frequent-flyer woman of his dreams. Truly a film for our trying times.
And the six-time nominated Precious has newcomer Gabourey Sidibe as the young, illiterate, obese and pregnant title character with a resigned and bitter (and Oscar® winning!) Mo'Nique as her mom. Her life struggles are vividly and heartwarmingly portrayed.
And on the lighter side is Old Dogs, with John Travolta and Robin Williams as best friends on the verge of a huge business deal when 7 year old twins enter their thoroughly non-paternal lives.
Also out this week...
The computer animated Planet 51 has an American astronaut landing on a planet believed to be uninhabited, only it's occupied by little green folks living in a world not unlike 1950's America. Voices include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jessica Biel and John Cleese.
The MacManus brothers return from their Irish exile to investigate the murder of a Boston priest in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and Billy Connolly.
Documentarian-at-large Michael Moore turns his jaundiced eye toward Corporate America in Capitalism: A Love Story, moving from his old nemesis GM toward some other initials...D.C. and AIG.
And, continuing with the initials, TV on DVD includes...
Current cable-ers Greek: Chapter 4 and Hannah Montana: Vol. 6 - Miley Says Goodbye?
90's hits The Commish: Season 1; Silk Stalkings: Season 1; and Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 7
80's faves Scarecrow & Mrs. King: Season 1; Matt Houston: Season 1; Wiseguy: The Collector's Edition; and cult-classic Tenspeed & Brownshoe: The Complete Series
Last but not least, 50's & 60's westerns Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season 2; and The Virginian: Season 1, Part 1 & 2
And make sure to check out the FOXLight Podcast at http://feeds.foxnewsradio.com/thefoxlight for your one-stop-shop for all of the info above, plus all of this week's big music releases...and it's FREE!
In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!