By DNA Smith
PICKS OF THE WEEK
“Tron: Legacy”/”Tron: The Original Classic” (PG) — After waiting nearly 30 years, fans of the 1982 Disney sci-fi epic “Tron” finally get the sequel they’ve been dying to see. (Oh sure, to many, “Tron: Legacy” looks like a two-hour Daft Punk video, but I’m cool with that.) The film stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, the son of a computer genius (Jeff Bridges) who went missing decades ago. When Sam discovers his dad’s secret workshop, he gets sucked into a computer program where he must find and rescue his imprisoned father. Thankfully, Sam has the help of Quorra (Olivia Wilde) a bad-ass, sexycool warrior. Oh, and the light cycles from the first film are back. Yeah. Light cycles, baby.
Disney has really pulled out all the stops for “Tron: Legacy”‘s home video release, with a wide variety of packages. You can buy the single-disc versions of both “Legacy” and the original film, or choose from several different multi-disc boxed sets. The five-disc set contains the original film, plus “Legacy” in Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D and digital copy, along with a special-features disc loaded with behind-the-scenes goodies. One of the more intriguing special features is the Disney Second Screen option that allows you to watch the film on your TV while interactive extras pop up on your iPad or computer.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (PG) — The Pevensie kids are back for this third installment of the timeless C.S. Lewis fantasy series. This time instead of entering Narnia via the wardrobe, the children are sucked into a painting of the Narnian ship, “The Dawn Treader,” where they must help King Caspian save the people of Narnia.
DOG OF THE WEEK
“Little Fockers” (PG-13) — Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for another round of low-brow shenanigans involving vomiting, erectile dysfunction and scraping the bottom of the Fockers Is Funny Cuz It Sounds Like The F-Word comedy well. Maybe next year they can do a spin-off called “Meet The Fartz.”
“Nova: Deadliest Earthquakes”
“Bill Moyers: The Language of Life”
“Lisa Lampanelli — Tough Love”
“Babylon 5: Complete Series With Movies”
“Dirty Jobs” Collection 7
“iCarly” Season Two, Volume Three
“Friday Night Lights” The Fifth Season
“Batman Beyond: Return of Joker”
“Life Unexpected” The Complete First and Second Seasons
“Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart”
“Lark Rise to Candleford” Season Four
“Railway Journeys: The Vanishing Age of Steam”
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne 7”
“Bert the Conqueror” Season 1
“Best of Ask This Old House”
“Best of Soul Train: Dance Dance Dance”
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