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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for April 30th 2012

30 April 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, April 30th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

Suits: Season One (DVD)

The new original series Suits delves into the fast-paced, highstakes world of a top Manhattan corporate law firm where hotshot attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) makes a risky move by hiring the brilliant but unmotivated, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), as his new associate. The only problem is he doesn’t have an actual law degree. With his encyclopedic knowledge and uncanny knack of remembering things, Mike proves to be a legal prodigy despite the absence of bonafide legal credentials. Bound by their secret, »

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The 5 most common action movie plots

5 March 2012 7:32 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Behind every great action movie, there’s some sort of flimsy excuse for the shooting. Here’s our list of genre’s five most common plotlines…

In screenwriting classes, they call it the inciting incident. For filmgoers, it’s perhaps quietly filed in the back of their brain as ‘the reason why the hero buys a gun and starts killing lots of bad guys.’

It’s often said that, in all forms of art, we’re really just telling the same stories over and over again – and so it is with the action genre. As chaotic and senseless as such films often appear to be, even the trashiest and ineptly made have at least a flimsy excuse for all the explosions and shoot-outs.

To this end, here are the five basic action movie plots as we understand them. The actors who play the heroes and villains may change, the settings may vary, »

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Carnahan Gets His "Death Wish"

29 January 2012 7:21 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, director Joe Carnahan ("The Grey") will script and direct a reboot of director Michael Winner's 1974 vigilante action feature "Death Wish".

The original Paramount Pictures thriller was loosely based on the novel "Death Wish" by author Brian Garfield, following former WWII and Korean war vet, 'Paul Kersey'.

Kersey, now a 'liberal' thinking architect, becomes an unstoppable late-night vigilante killer, targeting muggers, after a deadly assault against his wife and daughter pushes him over the deep end.

At the time of its initial release, critics were displeased with the film, considering it an 'immoral threat to society' and an encouragement of 'antisocial behavior'.

Despite the negative reviews, producers sensed the 'primal' appeal of the premise with audiences and released five "Death Wish" films.

Titles include "Death Wish II" (1982), "Death Wish 3" (1985), "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987) and "Death Wish V: The Face of Death" (1994).

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- Michael Stevens

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