New on DVD: Harry Potter, Public Enemies & More

by | December 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM | The Movies

Arriving on DVD this week are some big summer films to watch at home now. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now out, along with the big-time gangster flick Public Enemies (and for more Dillinger action, you can watch Dillinger right here on Fancast). There’s Robin Williams in World’s Greatest Dad, which is Bobcat Goldthwait’s“>Bobcat Goldthwait’s follow-up to Sleeping Dogs Lie, also available on Fancast. Then there’s the sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated documentary The Cove.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The sixth installment of the venerable kid-wizard franchise shows that the villainous Voldemort’s ominous power is ever-strengthening, which forces Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore to call upon Harry once again to aid him in the struggle to save the world at great cost to himself, while love begins to abound between students at the academy.


Public Enemies
Johnny Depp stars in this Michael Mann film as legendary folk-hero bank robber John Dillinger, who became public enemy number one and fell hard for tough coat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) while staying one step ahead of fledging federal agents J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale).


World’s Greatest Dad
Robin Williams stars in Bobcat Goldthwait’s oddball dramedy as Lance Clayton, a failed writer and high school English teacher with an obnoxious, combative and perverse teenage son (Daryl Sabara) who seems entirely without redeeming qualities. But when a humiliating tragedy befalls him, Lance fakes his son’s suicide note and gets all the adulation and attention he’s always craved.

Watch another similarly twisted yet touching Goldthwait film Sleeping Dogs Lie, right here on Fancast.


The Cove
An undercover team of filmmakers manage to uncover a secretive and ruthless dolphin hunting operation off the coast of Japan in this unflinching documentary.

Also, there’s Julie & Julia, which is also on Comcast On Demand right now.