New home video releases this week are The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, Happy Feet Two, The Three Musketeers, Young Adult, My Week with Marilyn and Melancholia.


The Adventures of Tintin
Rated: PG
Run Time: 107 minutes
Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Animation, Family
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Paramount Pictures

The Buzz
Spielberg draws on his experience from Raiders of the Lost Ark to bring the internationally beloved comic to life.


The Descendants
Rated: R
Run Time: 115 minutes
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Shailene Woodley
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Fox Searchlight

The Buzz
An indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. A funny and moving slice of life movie that shows the unpredictability of life.


Happy Feet Two
Rated: PG
Run Time: 100 minutes
Genre(s): Animation, Family
Director: George Miller
Stars: Elijah Wood, Pink
Format: Animated, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Buzz
Mumble’s son Erik must deal with his own “shortcoming” of not being able to dance. Faced with living in the shadow of his dad, Erik runs off and finds bad things brewing. The film suffers from incoherency, but is very pretty.


The Three Musketeers
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 110 minutes
Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Romance
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich
Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Summit Entertainment

The Buzz
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan joins forces with three rogue Musketeers to stop the evil Richlieu and face off with Buckingham and the treacherous Milady. Orlando Bloom all poofy, you’re either in or out on that. Our apologies Monsieur Dumas.


Young Adult
Rated: R
Run Time: 94 minutes
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson
Format: Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Paramount

The Buzz
Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. Theron’s performance makes a rather unlikable character watchable.


My Week with Marilyn
Rated: R
Run Time: 99 minutes
Genre(s): Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: The Weinstein Company

The Buzz
A lowly set assistant introduces Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Michelle Williams transforms herself into one of the most famous beauties of the 20th century.


Melancholia
Rated: R
Run Time: 135 minutes
Genre(s): Drama, Art House, Suspense, Science Fiction
Director: Lars Von Trier
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard, Brady Corbet
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment

The Buzz
A couple are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, while the planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth. The feel bad movie of the bunch where Kirsten Dunst shines and Von Tier isn’t at his best, but better than most.

DVD Release Only

Loosies
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 89 minutes
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director: Michael Corrente
Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jaimie Alexander, Michael Madsen
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Number of discs: 1
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO

The Buzz
A young New York pickpocket Bobby is confronted by a woman with whom he has a passionate one-night affair. She tells him she’s pregnant, and Bobby is forced to reevaluate a lifetime of missteps, take responsibility for his new child and win over the girl who might just be perfect for him.


Absentia
Rated: R
Run Time: 91 minutes
Genre(s): Horror
Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Doug Jones
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English, French
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Phase 4 Films


Iain McGregorMoviesAbsentia,Happy Feet Two,Loosies,Melancholia,My Week with Marilyn,The Adventures of Tintin,The Descendants,The Three Musketeers,Young Adult
New home video releases this week are The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, Happy Feet Two, The Three Musketeers, Young Adult, My Week with Marilyn and Melancholia. The Adventures of Tintin Rated: PG Run Time: 107 minutes Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Animation, Family Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Format:...