Welcome to the new section of In-spireLS Magazine where we will keep you updated with the latest DVD releases and must see movies that you can watch in the comfort of your own home. This month’s DVD musts haves are:
Puss in Boots
You loved him in Shrek, now see how the one and only swashbuckling feline found his fame – and a very big pair of boots – in this hilariously funny animated epic. Lover, fighter and outlaw ‘Puss in Boots’ (Antonio Banderas) is off on the adventure of his nine lives as he teams up with Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) for the ultimate showdown with the notorious Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris). Here’s the true story of The Cat, The Myth and The Legend that is Puss in Boots.
‘The Help’ is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project; one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humour and hope and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus features ‘The Help’ is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.
My Week with Marilyn
‘My Week with Marilyn’ is the true story of a star-struck boy who falls in love with the biggest celebrity in the world, Marilyn Monroe. 23 year-old Colin Clark was determined to break into the film business and his first job was The Prince and The Showgirl – the film that was set to be the smash hit of the year famously uniting the biggest stars of the day, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier. On honeymoon in Britain with her new husband, Arthur Miller, Marilyn is excited about the project but quickly becomes desperate to run away from her Hollywood entourage, the pressures of work and the press who hound her. For Marilyn, Colin is a welcome antidote and he offers her everything she craves when, together, they escape the film set to get closer in an idyllic Britain.
High school teacher Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) lives a life of content domesticity with his beautiful wife Laura (January Jones) until one night’s horrific events turn their world upside down when Laura is left for dead after being violently attacked. As Laura lays helpless in hospital with Will waiting anxiously at her bedside, he is approached by a well-dressed stranger (Guy Pearce) who offers to dispense immediate justice to Laura’s attacker and save the couple from a traumatic trial. Confused and distraught, Will accepts the stranger’s proposal but soon learns that justice comes at a price.
The Big Year
Staring three of the best men in comedy Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin ‘The Big Year’ is about three men who are at a crossroads in their lives. One is experiencing a mid-life crisis; another is dealing with a late-life crisis and the third is struggling with a no-life crisis. A sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams.
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