The Sorcerer's Apprentice is set during an endless battle between two of Merlin's students: the loyal Balthazar (Nicolas Cage) who fights for good and Horvath (Alfred Molina), who betrayed Merlin and fights to free the evil Morgana (Alice Krige). After centuries, Balthazar finds the prophecy's Chosen One who can finally defeat Morgana: a young physics student (Jay Baruchel) who's more concerned with winning his childhood sweetheart (Teresa Palmer) than becoming a sorcerer... but Balthazar has to train him to fight against Horvath (and Toby Kebbell-- his own celebrity magician apprentice) to finally end the struggle between the good Merlinians and the evil Morganians and decide the fate of the world. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Cameron Diaz's flight home from a business trip takes an unexpected turn when a dashing spy (Tom Cruise) does battle with everyone on the plane in Knight and Day, with only the two of them surviving the flight. Since they boarded and survived the flight together, the secret agent community assumes they're partners, and her life suddenly becomes a rapid-fire adventure. Though she's never sure who the good guys or the bad guys are, she has her mysterious bodyguard (or abductor) to fight off everyone chasing them as they track a whiz-kid inventor (Paul Dano) and a device that could change the world. With Peter Sarsgaard and Marc Blucas. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The third Twilight movie is Eclipse, furthering the triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), her devotion to the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), and the werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) who believes Bella ought to be with him. As Bella considers eternity with Edward, another vampire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is raising an army of newly created undead to hunt and kill Bella and take revenge for her own lost love. On DVD and Blu Ray. Now with Rifftrax!
Based largely on the Twilight series, Vampires Suck is parody team Friedberg & Seltzer's take on supernatural teen romance, where the the incredibly mousse'd vampire (Matt Lanter) and the often shirtless werewolf (Chris Riggi) try to win Bella's affections in the town of Sporks, surrounded by pop culture in-jokes about Tiger Woods, the Kardashians, and Lady Gaga.
Erin (Drew Barrymore), a newspaper intern, meets Garrett (Justin Long), a record label A&R scout and strike up a whirlwind romance in Going the Distance, but she's only in New York for a few weeks; when her internship is done and Erin has to go back to the west coast, they decide to stay together in a long distance relationship. They both know how difficult long distance is, and while Garrett has his friends (Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) questioning his choices, Erin has her sister (Christina Applegate) to make her paranoid about fidelity in each others' absence. They both have hard choices ahead if they want to make their lives work, together or apart. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Patricia Clarkson travels to Egypt with her UN official husband in Cairo Time, but she's mostly left on her own while he's at work. Her husband's friend (Alexander Siddig) helps guide her as she develops a love for her new surroundings, a new culture she's never experienced, and, unexpectedly, her guide.
Slightly less romantic, Michael Sheen and Helen McCrory reprise their roles from The Queen as Tony and Helen Blair in The Special Relationship, and their friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton (Dennis Quaid and Hope Davis). As the Presidential and Prime Minister's families befriend one another and support as each sees the other through hard times in their personal and political careers.
Mads Mikkelsen is a Norse warrior in Valhalla Rising, surviving in 1000 AD as a captive and fighting for sport at the whim of his captor (Alexander Morton). Once he escapes and takes his revenge, the warrior joins a Christian crusader (Gary Lewis) and begins an epic journey of war and bloodshed that continues the only life he knows.
Two Disney documentaries are new this week, with Walt and El Grupo recounting Walt Disney's time in South America before America entered World War II, and Waking Sleeping Beauty focusing on the history of Disney studios between 1980's Fox and the Hound and 1994's The Lion King. Both films offer previously unavailable glimpses behind the scenes at Disney Studios.
The second season of Parks and Recreation continues the comedic story of the deputy director (Amy Poehler) of a midwestern Parks and Rec office, and the misadventures of a small, local government administration trying to turn a construction pit into a public park.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Sweetest Thing, Mars Attacks!
The Firm, Minority Report
I Capture the Castle, The Jane Austen Book Club
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Croupier
Gangs of New York, Billy Elliot
Cold Creek Manor, Great Balls of Fire!
Infamous, Hearts in Atlantis
Charlotte Gray, Becoming Jane
Reign of Fire, Silent Hill