South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Two mothers living in a sleepy seaside town find their lifelong friendship put to the test when the community learns From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth.
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth. For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a never-ending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins...
Destitute hunter John Moon Sam Rockwell finds himself on the run from some very bad people after accidentally shooting a young female drifter in the backwoods, and laying claim to the massive amount of money she'd been secretly carrying. At first Sam believes the cash windfall will help smooth over relations with his estranged wife and their young son, but the increasingly tormented hunter becomes the game as he attempts to cover up any evidence of his involvement in the tragic crime. William H. Macy and Jeffrey Wright co-star in this moody morality play directed by David M. Rosenthal, and based on the novel by author Matthew F. Jones who also penned the screenplay.
If the plot of Homefront sounds strangely familiar, you may not be surprised to learn that the film was written by Sylvester Stallone, whose 1982 action classic First Blood contains many of the same core elements. Originally written as the final chapter in the John Rambo saga, this could have been a fascinating bookend to that iconic series following 2008's brutal, belated Rambo, but instead what we get is a fairly direct Jason Statham vehicle with a fair amount of crowd-pleasing action and some creative casting that gives the impression of something slightly more substantive than your standard meathead shoot-'em-up.
The Hidden Fortress: Criterion Collection (Blu-Ray)
Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress original Japanese title: Kakushi Toride No San Akunin stars Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara as a pair of misfit soldiers. Running from the enemy after a disastrous defeat, the two soldiers fall in with general Toshiro Mifune, who is in search of a huge cache of gold. Mifune is also desirous of freeing princess-in-exile Misa Uehara from the clutches of the evil victorious army. Several large and small battles ensue before Mifune can realize his goal. If the plot of Hidden Fortress sounds vaguely familiar to you, try this exercise: substitute two robots for Chiaki and Fujiwara, Mark Hamill for Mifune, and Carrie Fisher for Uehara.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-Ray)
The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence and Peeta Mellark Josh Hutcherson take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow Donald Sutherland plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.
The Hunger Games (Blu-Ray)
Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence, who volunteers to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender called "Tributes" to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power.