New on DVD: The Reader, The Spirit

by | April 14, 2009 at 7:24 PM | The Movies


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The Reader
Kate Winslet finally scored her Academy Award for this role as a woman who has an intense affair with a teenage boy (David Kross), forever defining his concept of love, whose dark Nazi past comes to light and shatters the boy’s world as he grows into a man (Ralph Fiennes).


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The Spirit
Frank Miller’s Sin City-esque redefinition of comic legend Will Eisner’s classic crimefighter is filled with a bevy of beautiful women like Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson and Sarah Paulson as well as an archenemy Octopus played by Samuel L. Jackson.


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Splinter
A young couple and their desperate carjackers are lost in the woods and targeted by a parasitic beast that absorbs the corpses of its victims.