New on DVD 6/12/08

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"The Bucket List"

Geezers made their mark at the box office with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's feel-good buddy tale about getting the most out of life in the face of death. Putting director Rob Reiner back on the commercial track after a string of duds, the movie stars Nicholson as a rich guy and Freeman as a working stiff, both diagnosed with terminal cancer, the duo teaming up to travel the world with a wish list of exotic adventures to squeeze in before kicking the bucket.


Hayden Christensen fights the high cost of fossil fuel by teleporting around the globe in this sci-fi adventure about "jumpers" able to travel anywhere instantly. Sporting bright blond hair, Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as an operative for a secret society that aims to destroy the jumpers as genetic abominations, while Jamie Bell plays a fellow teleporter who teams up with Christensen. Extras on single-disc DVD, two-disc DVD and Blu-ray editions include commentary by director Doug Liman and three making-of featurettes.

"The Other Boleyn Girl"

Natalie Portman is the scheming sister and Scarlett Johansson's the nice younger sibling among the Boleyn family, whose girls find themselves at odds over the attention of Britain's King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). The rivalry is set in motion by the sisters' father and uncle, who plot to foist Portman's coquettish Anne off on the king only to find the monarch attracted to Johansson's innocent — and newly married — Mary.

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