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New Releases: The Town, The A-Team & Despicable Me

What a treat, moviegoers: Loads of entertaining and fun new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Woohoo … celebrate good times — c’mon!  This cold weather may be messing with our brains just a wee bit.  There’s everything this week from drama to action and even comedy.  So sit back, relax, and let the reel roll.

The Town – Leave it to Ben Affleck to write, direct, and star in a surprisingly good crime-thriller.  Doug MacRay, played by Affleck, is one of four thieves the FBI has been tracking.  Unless he changes his ways, MacRay sees himself winding up like his father — prison-bound.  The dilemma: Crime is an everyday occurrence in Charlestown, Boston and this so happens to be where MacRay lives.  He is one of those unfortunate souls who falls into the family business.  It chose him, not the other way around.  But love and loyalty become intertwined when MacRay falls for one of his victims.  Only a small percentage of individuals are able to break free of their crime-related activity, and those who have have done so, do it at a price.

The A-Team – The big-screen remake of The A-Team television series is fun, fun, fun.  Any film featuring the likes of Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Sharlto Copley (District 9), and Jessica Biel is worth watching.  Hannibal (Neeson), Face (Cooper), B. A. Baracus (Jackson) and Murdock (Copley), a group of soldiers framed for a crime in which they had no involvement, are scheduled to be locked up for their actions.  The men escape confinement and are now on a mission to clear their names and find the culprit responsible for setting them up.  These are anything but your traditional soldiers.

Despicable Me – An animated comedy for the family, this film will warm the heart of any Grinch.  Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, is ever so wicked.  He has minions, an underground lair, and all the devices necessary to conquer the world.  His ultimate goal: steal the moon.  But when three little orphan girls decide to bond with Gru, his once iced-over personality may start to melt.  Gru may just go from “superbad” to “superdad.”

Which movie will you rent this week?

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