New on DVD: Watchmen, Coraline, The Great Buck Howard

by | July 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM | The Movies


Watchmen
300 director Zack Snyder’s bold effort to bring the most celebrated superhero tale of all-time to the big screen is an ambitious, sprawling, colorful and highly stylized epic tale of Cold War paranoia and the mental damage one must have to become a costumed vigilante.


Coraline
Neil Gaiman’s creepy children’s story is brought to life by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), telling the tale of an imaginative girl, angry at her parents for stifling her, who finds a secret passageway to another world where her family lets her do whatever she wants… but something is not right at all…


The Great Buck Howard
Colin Hanks stars as a dropout who becomes a personal assistant to a famous mentalist (John Malkovich) whose star has faded.