It is an interesting week in the DVD world. A mixed bag including a sci-fi hit, a lifetime style drama, a man who goes in disguise for a social experiment and car salesmen who are rather odd. Coming out today:
Star Trek: The incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage on board the most advanced starship ever created: The USS Enterprise. In the midst of an incredible journey full of optimism, intrigue, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
Brüno: Golden Globe-winner Sacha Baron Cohen (creator/star of Borat and Da Ali G Show) is at it again as he brings his most over-the-top character to life in the comedy that has started more conversations, generated more controversy and dared to go further than ever before! As Brüno travels the world in search of fame, no one – whether they are celebrities, politicians or even terrorists – will be spared from his signature sense of style and his wickedly off-kilter manner! And, yes, they are all real situations!
My Sister’s Keeper: Sara and Brian Fitzgerald’s life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents’ only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate’s life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive. And what it takes is Anna.
Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) and Anna (Abigail Breslin) share a bond closer than most sisters: though Kate is older, she relies on her little sister–in fact, her life depends on Anna.
Throughout their young lives, the sisters endure various medical procedures and hospital stays–just another part of their close-knit family’s otherwise normal life. Sara (Cameron Diaz), a loving wife and mother who left her career as an attorney to care for her daughter, is sometimes lost inside the single-minded caregiver she has become in her efforts to save Kate. Her strong, supportive husband, Brian (Jason Patric), is often rendered powerless and passive by his wife’s strength and determination. And their only son, Jesse (Evan Ellingson), drifts, at times all but forgotten as Kate and Anna take center stage.
Until Anna, now 11, says “no.” Seeking medical emancipation, she hires her own lawyer (Alec Baldwin), initiating a court case that divides the family and that could leave Kate’s rapidly failing body in the hands of fate.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard: Don Ready (Piven) is a jack-of-all-trades who cares about one thing and one thing only…selling cars. The ultimate hustler faces the greatest challenge of his legendary, and notorious, career when he attempts to save a local struggling car dealership from bankruptcy. In just one week Ready and his crew need to move over 200 cars and prove that when it comes to conning, conniving and all kinds of bad behavior, they’ve got the goods.