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New on Home Video: "Due Date," "Get Low," "Megamind" and "Mesrine"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    There's an unusually good and varied selection films for your couching viewing pleasure this week, with everything ranging from dumb comedies to classic thrillers, from indie comedies to Swedish tent poles...

    Due Date
    Robert Downey Jr. is trying to get home to his wife in time for the birth of their child, but he is forced to travel with wannabe actor (Zach Galifianakis) on his way to Hollywood. It's basically "Planes Trains and Automobiles" re-imagined by director Todd Phillips of "The Hangover" fame. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer
     
    Fish Tank (Criterion Collection)
    British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for this film about a young woman, Mia (Katie Jarvis), growing up in a housing project whose burgeoning sexuality reaches critical mass when she encounters her mother's new boyfriend, played by Michael Fassbender. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Mesrine"

    [NATL] "Mesrine"
    Vincent Cassel stars as one of France's most notorious criminals, a man responsible for 32 bank heists and four jailbreaks. The film is out Aug. 13.

    Get Low
    Robert Duvall stars as a weird old hermit living in the hills of Depression Era Tennessee who tells a local undertaker, Bill Murray, that he wants to throw himself a funeral while he's still alive.. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    Kings of Pastry
    Documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus ("Don't Look Back," "The War Room") turn the camera on chef Jacquy Pfeiffer as returns to his native Alsace, France, to prepare for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France's Nobel Prize for pastry. Now available on DVD, watch the trailer

    Megamind (on Fri)
    A 3D animated film about a super villain, voiced by Will Ferrell, who suffers an existential crisis when he finally vanquishes his archenemy, Metro Man, voiced by Brad Pitt. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Megamind"

    [NATL] "Megamind"
    A new and improved "Megamind" trailer has arrived that sells a completely different -- and more interesting -- story. Featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

    Memento
    Writer-director Chris Nolan's magnificent feature-film debut stars Guy Pearce as a man suffering from a condition that won't let him form new memories, as he tries desperately to find the man who killed his wife. Remember Sammy Jankis. Now available on Blu-ray, watch the trailer--we just did and it made us wanna see this all over again

    Mesrine: Killer Instinct
    Vincent Cassel stars as the real-life criminal kingpin Jacques Mesrine, who became something of a French folk hero for his years of bank robbing, kidnapping, murder and prison breaks. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    The Stieg Larsson Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest)
    Here it is, folks, the entire saga in one package. Now available on Blu-ray, watch the trailer

    "Due Date"

    [NATL] "Due Date"
    Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis race across the country in the hopes of getting RDJ home in time for the birth of his first child.

    Sweet Smell of Success
    A classic film from 1957 starring Burt Lancaster as a powerful gossip columnist, and Tony Curtis as the sleazy publicist he gets to smear an up-and-coming star. A brilliant critique of both the press and Sen. McCarthy's HUAC hearings. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    The Temptation of St. Tony
    An Estonian black comedy about a middle manager confronting his own mortality. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer