New on DVD: Doubt, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Yes Man, Bedtime Stories

by | April 7, 2009 at 5:57 PM | The Movies


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Doubt
This drama about a hardline nun (Meryl Streep) who makes it her mission to oust the new priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) from her church based on circumstantial evidence that a novice sister (Amy Adams) witnesses was nominated for five Academy Awards.


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The Day The Earth Stood Still
Keanu Reeves is an alien who comes to Earth to warn humanity that the planet will be destroyed in a matter of days due to humankind’s irredeemable flaws, and Jennifer Connelly is the woman who has to convince him otherwise.


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Bedtime Stories
Adam Sandler is a down-on-his-luck motel owner who discovers that the stories he tells to his sister’s children are starting to come true, and he does his best to work it to his advantage.


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Yes Man
Jim Carrey is a man who is afraid to take any sort of risk until he goes to Terence Stamp’s self-help course, which inspires him to say ‘yes’ to everything he’s offered – which leads him to Zooey Deschanel and a lot of wacky hijinks.


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The Tale of Despereaux
A giant-eared mouse sets an example for adventurous bravery for a species that is prone to skittering cowardice.


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Donkey Punch
A deadly sexual misadventure aboard a yacht and the resulting argument in how to handle the fallout results in a vicious struggle for survival.