Couch Potato Cinema

July 21: Coraline, Watchmen, Great Buck Howard

Coming to DVD  July 21st


Dakota Fanning voices Coraline


Coraline (Dakota Fanning) finds a secret doorway in her home and discovers an alternate version of her life. At first, this existence is much better than the one she left behind. But when her new parents try to trap her there forever, she must find a way to return to her real family. Also features the voices of Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman and Ian McShane. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, language and suggestive humor. Two-Disc Collector’s Edition Extras: Commentary (Director Henry Selick), Deleted Scenes, two Featurettes, and a digital copy of the film for iPod, Mac or PC.

Malin Akerman & Patrick Wilson

Malin Akerman & Patrick Wilson


It’s 1985 and super-heroes are all around us! When one of his fellow masked mates is murdered, Rorschach (Jackie Earl Haley) joins forces with a group of retired vigilantes to solve the mystery. As the former crime-fighters dig deeper, they discover a conspiracy to eliminate all super-heroes, leaving humanity with no defenders. Also starring: Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino. Rated R for graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.  Two-Disc Edition Extras: Director’s Cut, Featurette, Digital copy of theatrical version, Video Journals, Music Video (My Chemical Romance), and Combo BD-Live and Facebook Features.

Ed Burns & Ving Rhames

Edward Burns & Ving Rhames

Echelon Conspiracy

An American engineer (Shane West) receives messages on his cell phone promising great wealth. Suddenly, he is pursued around the globe — the target of dangerous undercover operatives. Meanwhile, an FBI agent (Ving Rhames) discovers that others who have received the same messages have turned up dead. Also Starring: Martin Sheen, Edward Burns and Jonathan Pryce. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and language. Extras: None.

The Great Buck Howard

A college drop-out (Colin Hanks) signs on as an assistant to Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a washed-up, grumpy “mentalist.” As they travel around the country playing to mostly-empty theaters, Buck begins to plot his ultimate comeback. Also starring: Emily Blunt, Griffin Dunne, Tom Hanks and David Blaine (as himself). Rated PG for language, suggestive remarks and drug reference. Extras: Commentary (Director Sean McGinty, Actor Colin Hanks), Featurette, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes.

Super Capers

After accidentally attacking the wrong villain, wannabe caped-crusader Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) is sentenced to do time at Super Capers, a training facility for errant, not-so-super heroes. As part of their training, the misfits attempt to defeat villains with ice rays and psychic powers. Also Starring: Michael Rooker, Adam West, Christine Lakin and Samuel Lloyd. Rated PG for language, rude humor and brief smoking. Extras: Commentary (Director Ray Griggs), two Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Super Capers Commercials, Digital Comic Book and Original Storyboards.

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