New on DVD: Nobel Son, Gran Torino, The International, Fired Up!

by | June 9, 2009 at 5:27 PM | The Movies


Nobel Son
Alan Rickman plays a Nobel Prize winner who is so self-absorbed that when his son (Bryan Greenberg) is taken for ransom, he has to be browbeaten by his wife (Mary Steenburgen) to part with his prize money, and this also inspires his son to begin to sympathize with his own kidnappers. Also starring Bill Pullman, Danny DeVito, Shawn Hatosy, Eliza Dushku and Ernie Hudson.


The International
Clive Owen and Naomi Watts are government agents determined to take down a hugely powerful and massively corrupt world bank before it enters the arms trade business.


Gran Torino
Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a grumpy Korean War Vet forced to challenge his casual racism that becomes more and more amusing as he starts a reluctant bond with his new Asian neighbors to unite against street thugs.


Fired Up
Two slacker high school dudes give up football to go to a cheerleader camp and try to score with the ladies.