New on DVD: Waltz With Bashir, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Inkheart, Pink Panther 2

by | June 23, 2009 at 3:32 PM | The Movies


Waltz With Bashir
The award-winning stylishly-animated docu-drama about director Ari Folman, an ex-Israeli soldier, and his struggle to regain his recollections of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon.


Pink Panther 2
Steve Martin returns to reprise the role of Inspector Clouseau, the bumbling French detective who is striving to stop an international thief who steals historical artifacts.


Confessions of a Shopaholic
Isla Fisher stars as a woman addicted to shopping so badly that she finds herself drowning in debt, and through sheer accidental happenstance, she winds up with a job writing a column about money management at a financial magazine. John Goodman and Joan Cusack star as her prudent parents, and Hugh Dancy is the man she fancies.


Inkheart
Brendan Fraser stars as a “silvertongue,” a man who can bring elements of the books he reads aloud to life, who discovered his power has tragic consequences when his wife (Sienna Guillory) is kidnapped and taken away into a rare book called Inkheart. For years, he has searched for a copy of the book to try to rescue her and, once he finds it, he discovers that his gift is hereditary and his daughter Meggie (Eliza Bennett) possesses it as well. This leads to both of them being trapped along with their Aunt Elinor (Helen Mirren) in the iron fist of the evil Capricorn (Andy Serkis). Only the help of the book’s author, the highly skeptical Fengolio (Jim Broadbent), and one of his flawed characters, the flame-juggler Dustfinger (Paul Bettany), can save them from a dark fate.