New On DVD This Week: Life As We Know It, Thelma & Louise, The Guardian

by | February 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM | TV News

Life As We Know It

After a disastrous first date for caterer Holly (Katherine Heigl) and network sports director Messer (Josh Duhamel), all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie in the new comedy ‘Life As We Know It.’ But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they’ll have to find common ground while living under the same roof. Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Hayes MacArthur and Jean Smart co-star in this tart and tender romantic comedy directed by Greg Berlanti (‘Brothers & Sisters’). Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Thelma & Louise

The adventurous twosome can now be seen like never before! ‘Thelma & Louise‘ is now available on Blu-ray just in time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film. Buckle up for the road trip of your life or relive the thrills once again with the star-studded cast including Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Brad Pitt. Directed by action master Ridley Scott (‘Gladiator’) from an Oscar-winning screenplay by Callie Khouri, ‘Thelma & Louise’ is a thrilling, full-throttle adventure hailed as one of the best road movies of all time. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis star as accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With a determined detective on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker (Pitt) in their path and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between hilarious, high-speed thrill ride and empowering personal odyssey even as the law closes in. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Guardian

Nick Fallin (Simon Baker) is a hotshot lawyer working in his father’s ultra-successful Pittsburgh law firm in ‘The Guardian.’ Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick resulting in his arrest for drug use. Sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service, he must find time out of his 24/7 cutthroat world of law to complete the hours. Reluctantly, he agrees to become ‘The Guardian,’ a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, and learns there is more to life than mergers, acquisitions and board meetings. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

America America

Inspired by Elia Kazan’s best-selling novel based on his uncle’s life, ‘America, America‘ won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction as well as two Golden Globes for Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer Male. The film was also selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Exploring his family’s cultural heritage and honoring the dreams that brought European immigrants pouring into America at the turn of the century, Kazan’s film is a masterpiece that is not to be missed. Buy the DVD right here.

Beauty & The Briefcase

Love is the most desired of emotions: hard to find, difficult to keep. Many times we have no business falling in love and for fashion journalist Lane Daniels this can be taken literally: it isn’t her business and it isn’t even her job! The hit ABC family movie ‘Beauty and the Briefcase‘ is an effervescent story about finding romance in the city and what we will do to keep it close. It’s based on the popular book Diary of a Working Girl by Daniella Brodsky. Lane Daniels (Hilary Duff) is a bright, ambitious journalist who dreams of writing for Cosmopolitan, her favorite magazine. She finally gets her chance to pitch her article, “Switching Careers to Find Love” to Cosmo’s editor Kate White (Emmy-winner Jaime Pressly) who enthusiastically accepts the idea, recognizing a potential cover story. Buy the DVD right here.

Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures

They’re at it again – hilariously – in a new and nutty 14-cartoon collection – ‘Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures.’ In this corner, a perturbed pussycat. In the other corner, a mischievous mouse. Let the comedic mayhem begin with this menagerie of 14 fur-flying dust-ups. The tussling twosome travel through time (Guided Mouse-ille), to Europe (Neapolitan Mouse) and into space (O-Solar-Meow). And it’s two against one when Tom’s scaredy-cat cousin George comes to town in Timid Tabby. But Jerry comes out on top time and again in Pet Peeve, That’s My Mommy and Robin Hoodwinked. This collection’s classic cartoons starring your family’s longstanding favorite cat and mouse duo again prove that as their rivalry is neverending, so are the joy and the laughs they spark! Buy the DVD right here.

The Super Hero Squad Show

Watch as Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor, the Falcon and their friends faithfully — and hysterically — protect Super Hero City from the wild, weird and even wacky villainy of VillainVille’s most infamous baddies, led by the sinister Dr. Doom! Volume 3 of ‘The Super Hero Squad Show‘ features the final 13 episodes from Season One plus all-new bonus features! Buy the Quest for the Infinity Sword Volume 3 DVD right here.

You Again

A high-powered PR professional discovers that her brother is about to marry the woman who made her high school life a living hell in the comedy ‘17 Again‘ starring Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman. Back in her teens, Marni (Bell) was a little awkward. These days she’s a successful career woman, but the memories of being tormented by popular cheerleader Joanna (Yustman) still make her break into a cold sweat. Flying home for her brother’s Will’s wedding, Marni realizes to her horror that she will soon be sister-in-law to the pompon-wielding mean girl who once humiliated her in front of the entire student body. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Confessions Of An American Bride

Shannon Elizabeth, Eddie McClintock and Geoff Stults star in the Lifetime Original Movie, ‘Confessions of an American Bride,’ a lighthearted tale about a frantic bride-to-be who unexpectedly reunites with an old crush just as elaborate plans for her dream wedding begin. A successful 30-year-old advertising executive, Samantha (Elizabeth) has fantasized about her wedding day her entire life, and is elated when her “Prince Charming” boyfriend, Ben Rosen (McClintock), proposes. Within 24 hours, Sam becomes rapturously swept up in plans for her nuptials. As they get ready for a life together, Sam moves in with Ben and discovers that disagreement – over everything from their wedding arrangements to home décor – is part of the preparation, and fairytale weddings are a fantasy. Meanwhile, demanding parents, interfaith dilemmas, and a sexy temptation from a former college crush (Stults), leave Sam wondering if the alter is where she really wants to be. Will true love triumph over the insanity and stress of wedding planning? Buy the DVD right here.

Doctor Who: The Mutants

The digitally restored classic ‘Doctor Who: The Mutants’ is now available on DVD. It is the 30th century and the planet Solos is about to gain independence from Earth’s glorious empire. But when a strange message turns up at UNIT HQ, the Doctor and his assistant Jo (Katy Manning), are suddenly involved in another dangerous mission for the Time Lords. The TARDIS takes them to Skybase One above the inhospitable Solos when, alarmingly, the natives begin slowly evolving into fierce-looking creatures. It’s time for the Doctor and Jo to find out why. Buy the DVD right here.

Erich Segal’s Only Love

Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, Oscar Winner Marisa Tomei and Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Morrow headline the heart-wrenching film ‘Erich Segal’s Only Love.’ From director John Erman and New York Times best-selling author Erich Segal (Love Story), comes this epic tale of friendship, sacrifice and second chances. Dr. Matthew Hiller (Morrow), a brilliant neurosurgeon, is asked by a wealthy man to save the life of his dying wife who is suffering from a brain tumor. Immediately, Matthew realizes that she’s not just any patient; Sylvia is his long lost love with whom he was once engaged. Now a married man, his time with Sylvia awakens memories of their lengthy romance including their work as young physicians in war-ravaged Africa, to their time in Paris and up to her unexplained disappearance on the eve of their wedding. Buy the DVD right here.

High Lane

The gorgeous rising French star Fanny Valette leads a cast of sexy young actors in ‘High Lane,’ the story of friends on a climbing vacation in Eastern Europe. One mountain they want to climb is closed for repairs, but urged on by group leader Fred, they ignore the warning signs and start their ascent anyway. There’s underlying tension among the friends to begin with, as Luke is still in love with his ex-girlfriend, Chloe and has joined the journey just to be near her. But the usual perils of mountain climbing (and broken hearts) start to pale next to the prospect of collapsing rope bridges, bear traps, torture, and other deadly dangers supplied by a deranged and mysterious killer hiding in the adventurers’ midst. Buy the DVD right here.

I Do (But I Don’t)

Denise Richards and Dean Cain star in the Lifetime Original Movie ‘I Do (But I Don’t),’ a romantic comedy about a wedding planner who’s convinced the man of her dreams is about to marry the client of her nightmares. The movie follows the misadventures of head-turning beauty Lauren Crandall (Richards), a talented young wedding consultant planning the nuptials for her most challenging client yet – the rich and gorgeous “psycho-bride,” Darla (Karen Cliche). When Lauren meets handsome fireman Nick Corina (Cain), sparks begin to fly… but a series of hilarious misunderstandings leave Lauren convinced that Nick is engaged to the dreadful Darla. An accomplished and normally skillful professional, Lauren finds herself torn between her duties as a wedding planner and her feelings for Nick. Can the two connect despite the chain of chaos and confusion? Buy the DVD right here.

Doctor Who: The Movie Special Edition

The Doctor (Paul McGann) is on his way home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, The Master in the new digitally remastered ‘Doctor Who: The Movie Special Edition.’ Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights – and fails – to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one – the Master has also found himself a new body. Can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth in time to ring in the new millennium? Buy the DVD right here.

How I Married My High School Crush

Seventeen-year-old Sara (Katee Sackhoff) has been madly in love with popular classmate Brian (Sage Brocklebank) ever since pre-school and dreams of marrying him. Problem is, he doesn’t know she exists. When a solar eclipse inexplicably sends them from high school in 1990 to their actual wedding day in 2007, Sara (now in her mid-30s) discovers that, somehow, her wish came true in ‘How I Married My High School Crush.’ With their “grown-up” careers in full swing – Sara is running for Lieutenant Governor, and Brian is a wealthy investment banker – the couple realizes they are not at all prepared for what adulthood has in store. They still feel like the 17-year-olds they see when they look in the mirror, yet everyone else in their lives sees them as 35…and expects them to act their age. Is it possible that Sara and Brian are really fated to be together? Or should they follow a less certain path in their new lives, and risk falling for other people? Buy the DVD right here.

For Colored Girls

The unforgettable drama ‘For Colored Girls‘ weaves together the stories of nine different women – Jo, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice – as they move into and out of one another’s existences; some are well known to one another, others are as yet strangers. Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately bring these nine women fully into the same orbit where they will find commonality and understanding. Each will speak her truth as never before. And each will know that she is complete as a human being, glorious and divine in all her colors. Buy the DVD right here.

I Me Wed

In ‘I Me Wed,’ Isabel Darden (Erica Durance) is an attractive, successful 30-year-old woman tired of her mother and friends’ insistence that marriage is essential to a woman’s happiness. With pressure to find Mr. Right mounting, and a deep-seated desire to prove the women in her life wrong, Isabel plans a wedding ceremony in which she’ll marry the one person who knows her better than anyone else…herself. When the news outlets pick up her story, Isabel becomes an overnight media sensation, and with the enthusiastic support of her friend Bill, she quickly begins planning her nuptials. Will Isabel’s wedding finally convince her embarrassed mother Lillian, and disappointed best friend Amy, that she truly is better off on her own? It’s a question Isabel will have to contend with herself, after a chance meeting with the handsome and intelligent Colin (Paul Popowich) challenges her convictions. How will Isabel tell the man she’s falling in love with that she’s already engaged – and to herself? The unexpected romance with Colin and a leak from the media sends her wedding plans, and her new relationship, into a tailspin. Will Isabel try to regain Colin’s trust, or continue on with her wedding. Buy the DVD right here.

Repo Chick

The comedy ‘Repo Chick‘ tells the tale of spoiled rich girl Pixxi De La Chasse (Jaclyn Jonet), whose family has disinherited her for an apathetic attitude and countless driving arrests. When her car gets repossessed, Pixxi ends up getting hired by repo men and soon becomes the best repo chick around. On a fateful hunt to track down antique railroad cars, Pixxi becomes entangled in a terrorist plot to blow up downtown Los Angeles. Now it’s up to her to save the city. Buy the DVD right here.

Making Mr. Right

Uptight female magazine editor, Hallie Galloway (Christina Cox), is the very definition of a successful woman. Ambitious, sharp, and focused, Hallie is close to the promotion that she’s worked so hard to achieve in ‘Making Mr. Right.’ Everything is coming together for her professionally, but she’s about to get a curve ball she didn’t expect. In a modern-day reversal of “My Fair Lady,” Hallie makes a bet with her best friend that she can transform a scruffy con man (Dean Cain) into her magazine’s “Bachelor of the Year.” A shave and a haircut later, he’s revealed as a handsomely charming rogue. Hallie teaches him manners and etiquette, while he teaches her to live in the moment. As sparks fly, love sets out to conquers the class divide. Buy the DVD right here.

Ong Bak 3

Picking up at the cliffhanger ending where ‘Ong Bak 2′ leaves off, Jaa ramps up the epic supernatural elements of the previous film, while still maintaining the trademark full force action in ‘Ong Bak 3.’ This time he must face his ultimate enemy, a fierce supernatural warrior named “Demon Crow,” played by fellow martial arts sensation Dan Chupong. Eagerly anticipated by martial arts aficionados around the world, the matchup between Jaa and Chupong is absolutely explosive. Buy the DVD right here.