Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
CHICAGO – While the next “Twilight” film is set to be released this coming November, one cast member is happy his release was much sooner. Wolfpack member and, presumably, loyal ‘Team Jacob’ supporter Kiowa Gordon, who plays the character of Embry Call, was released from jail Wednesday after being arrested earlier this week.
CHICAGO – One of the most contentious issues in America now is the handling of “illegal” immigrants from Mexico. They, like anyone else, want a better circumstance for themselves and their families, as director Chris Weitz explores in the new film “A Better Life.”
CHICAGO – Summit just released a new production still from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” and we just had to share. The highly anticipated sequel, which opens on Nov. 18, 2011, stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz. The film is directed by Bill Condon from a script by Melissa Rosenberg.
CHICAGO – In our latest crime/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 2 signed posters up for grabs to the new film “Meskada” by “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” star Kellan Lutz!
CHICAGO – One of the biggest films of 2010, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” comes home to Blu-ray and DVD this weekend and the release is a surprisingly-complete set for the best film yet in the blockbuster franchise.
CHICAGO – This 33-image slideshow contains all of the official press images for the highly anticipated “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Dakota Fanning, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film was adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from the book by Stephenie Meyer and directed by David Slade. It will be released on June 30th, 2010.
CHICAGO – It’s been rumored for months but Summit Entertainment made it official this week when they announced that the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series — “Breaking Dawn” — will be released as two separate films with “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I” hitting theaters on November 18th, 2011.
CHICAGO – Summit announced the release date for the final film in the “Twilight” franchise today, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, but did not yet reveal if it will be one or two films, as has been rumored. “Breaking Dawn,” helmed by recently-announced director Bill Condon, will be released on Nov. 18, 2011.
CHICAGO – The final sequel to “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” just found itself an A-list director in the man behind the lens for “Kinsey” and “Dreamgirls” and an Oscar winner for his script for “Gods and Monsters” (and nominee for “Chicago”), Bill Condon.
CHICAGO – We’ve spent the last few weeks working our way through the fourth collection of the series subtitled “8 Films to Die For” and found a few highlights and lowlights of the fourth annual “After Dark Horrorfest” that we would are now unafraid to share.