New on DVD: ‘Wolverine,’ ‘Easy Virtue’

by | September 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM | The Movies

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is finally on DVD, as is Jessica Biel’s effervescent culture clash comedy Easy Virtue, wherein she plays an American meeting her lover’s repressed British family and scandalizing them at every turn. Get a closer look below.


X-Men Origins: Wolverine
In this prequel to the X-Men series, we see how Logan (Hugh Jackman) was raised, how close he was to his illegitimate brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), who will eventually become his hated enemy Sabretooth. Once Colonel Stryker (Danny Huston) enters their lives to turn them into a black-ops killing machine team alongside Wraith (Will.i.am), Zero (Daniel Henney), Fred (Kevin Durand), Bradley (Dominic Monaghan) and Wade (Ryan Reynolds), Logan eventually leaves them in the lurch to find his own peaceful way. But as we all know, the government rarely takes no for an answer, and Logan will soon find himself on a nasty revenge quest that takes him places he never wanted to go.


Easy Virtue
Jessica Biel stars in Stephan Elliott’s (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) adaptation of a Noel Coward comedy as Larita Huntington, a vivacious and hedonistic American woman who has blazed a trail as a female auto racer in the 1920s. When she charms her way into a proper British family by impetuously marrying John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), she scandalizes his relatives, most particularly his mother Veronica (Kristin Scott Thomas), who simply cannot stomach this “bauble of a woman” and quickly starts to do everything in her power to manipulate her son into turning against her. The result is a snappy battle of wits between the two strong women, and it also features Colin Firth as the miserable family patriarch Col. Jim Whittaker as well as some snazzy big band takes on contemporary hits.