New DVDs | 'Jane Eyre,' 'The Conspirator,' 'Hoodwinked Too!'
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Aug. 16, include "Jane Eyre," "The Conspirator," "The Bang Bang Club," "Something Borrowed" and "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil."
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Tuesday's new DVD releases zoom in on "Jane Eyre," "The Conspirator" and "The Bang Bang Club." Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com.
"Jane Eyre" (PG-13): Cary Joji Fukunaga's screen adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 tale stars Mia Wasikowska as a tough-minded young governess who falls into a rabbit hole of love.
"The Conspirator" (PG-13): Director Robert Redford's historical drama tells the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), who was part of a little-known group of eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln.
"The Bang Bang Club" (R): This drama is based on the true-life experiences of four photojournalists who risked their lives to document the violence in the last days of apartheid-era South Africa. Ryan Phillippe stars.
"Something Borrowed" (PG-13): Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson play best friends with a mutual love interest (Colin Egglesfield).
"The Grace Card" (PG-13): A faith-based tale of forgiveness and redemption starring Michael Joiner and Michael Higgenbottom.
"Priest" (PG-13): Paul Bettany, as the title character, hunts down vampires in this sci-fi/Western/religious mashup.
"Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" (PG): The sequel to the 2005 original takes the same animated characters and casts them in an action-film plot: Red (Hayden Panettiere), now a special agent, pursues the kidnapped Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), who were taken by a witch (Joan Cusack).
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Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: firstname.lastname@example.org
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