Movies for a
NOW IS THE WINTER of our disc content.
The current selection of DVDs available at
Costco provides romance, laughs and entertainment galore, just in time for holiday fun.
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon. This
feature-length tribute to the late, great pop icon,
with never-before-seen family video footage
and photos, takes a unique look into the King
of Pop’s fascinating life through all-new interviews with his mother, Katherine Jackson, as
well as family, friends and music legends such
as Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick,
Whitney Houston and many more. NR.
Beginners. Based on occurrences in writer-director Mike Mills’ life, this comedy-drama
follows 38-year-old Oliver (Ewan McGregor)
after life-altering events, including the death
of his mother, his father’s subsequent romance
with a much younger man after “coming out”
at the age of 75 and his father’s death. A new
romance in Oliver’s own life helps him sort
out the memories. Also starring Christopher
Plummer and Mélanie Laurent. R.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Steve Carell is Cal Weaver,
a happily married family man who gets the
shock of his life when his wife (Julianne
Moore) asks for a divorce. Having long ago left
the single life behind, Cal turns to swinging
bachelor Jacob (Ryan Gosling) to learn how to
negotiate his new world. PG- 13.
Super 8. J.J. Abrams’ paean to his youth joyously
follows a band of young filmmakers as they try
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A group of friends witness
a horrific train wreck and
soon discover something
is on the loose in Super 8.
to make a movie. After witnessing a horrific train
derailment, they investigate
strange occurrences in their
small town that may indicate
an alien creature is on the
loose, and use the surrounding events as backdrops for their film. A delightful coming-of-age
story and a nostalgic trip back in cinematic
time. PG- 13.
Water for Elephants. Based on the best-seller.
Veterinary student Jacob (Robert Pattinson)
meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), a star
performer in an old-time circus, trapped in a
bad marriage to the wrathful boss, August
(Christoph Waltz). Marlena and Jacob bond
through their compassion for a special elephant, but will they find happiness? PG.
Check out the Holiday Gift Guide in this
month’s issue for special DVD gift sets, and
turn to page 53 to read the article on the new
Blu-ray release of West Side Story.—Steve Fisher
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