New DVDs | 'Magic Mike,' 'The Invisible War'
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Oct. 23, include "The Invisible War," a documentary about sexual abuse in the military; "Magic Mike," starring Channing Tatum as a male stripper; the Steve Carell comedy-drama "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"; and Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection."
New DVDs |
Tuesday's DVDs explore some very different worlds, from male stripping ("Magic Mike") to sexual assault in the military ("The Invisible War"). Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com.
"The Invisible War" (not rated): Kirby Dick's documentary is an eye-opener about the amount of sexual abuse that goes on in the military.
"Take This Waltz" (R): Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby and Seth Rogen play three sides of a love triangle.
"Magic Mike" (R): Director Steven Soderbergh puts a revealing spotlight on the world of male stripping — and his lineup of young, buff stars (Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey).
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (R): With doomsday coming in three weeks, a mild-mannered insurance man (Steve Carell) hits the road with his neighbor (Keira Knightley) to find true love.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (R): Honestly, Abe (Benjamin Walker) is portrayed as a slayer of bloodsuckers.
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" (PG-13): Perry says hellur, again, as the matronly, mouthy Madea, assigned to house a star witness (Eugene Levy) in a Ponzi-scheme case. (No star rating provided.)
"Crooked Arrows" (PG-13): A high-school coach (Brandon Routh) leads his Native American lacrosse team to the state championships. (No star rating provided.)
TV and other releases
"Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition"
"Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season"
"Secret of the Wings"
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars — The Complete Season Four"
"Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview"
"Upstairs Downstairs: Season Two"
Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: email@example.com