DVD Releases 2010

Friday, August 12 by Peter Matthews

Movie fans looking for an evening of fun cannot go wrong when selecting from the top DVD releases 2010. From family adventure films to mock horror shock-fests, 2010's DVD lineup offers something for everyone. Pop the popcorn, dim the lights, and try one of the titles below for an evening of cinema magic.

  1. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" Phil Lord and Chris Miller co-wrote and co-directed this delightful adaptation of Judi and Ron Barrett's wonderful picture book. The whole family will enjoy this tale of Flint Lockwood, his machine that transforms water into food, and the trouble it causes.  
  2. “Zombieland” Jesse Eisenberg is making his way back to Ohio to see if his parents have survived the zombie apocalypse when he meets Woody Harrelson, a man who's only talent is killing the undead. The lovely Emma Stone also stars in this horror-comedy that deserves a place on any list of the best DVD releases 2010.  
  3. “Twilight Saga: New Moon” 2010's crop of DVD's includes two entries from author Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" saga. Though far from a critical success, “New Moon” brought in nearly $300 million at the box office.  
  4. “The Blind Side” One of the best DVD's of 2010, “The Blind Side” featured screen legend Sandra Bullock, country music superstar Tim McGraw, and up-and-comer Quinton Aaron. Audiences loved the fact-based story of Michael Oher's rise from homeles high school student to college football champion and, eventually, an NFL pro.  
  5. “Sherlock Holmes” Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams lend their considerable talents to this vehicle for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Baker Street detective. In this dark re-imagining, Holmes must battle Lord Blackwood, a villain with ties to secret societies and the occult.  
  6. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” A rousing family adventure movie, “The Lightning Thief” is an adaptation of the first novel of Rick Riordan's popular young adult series. When Percy Jackson learns that he is actually a demigod, a whole new world populated by the creatures of classical mythology opens up to him.  
  7. “Clash of the Titans” Like “The Lightning Thief,” this movie continues the mythological theme that seems to run through many of 2010's DVD's. Sam Worthington stars as Perseus, while Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes portray Zeus and Hades respectively.
  8. “The Karate Kid” A remake of the 1984 classic, this version of “The Karate Kid” stars Jaden Smith as an American youngster living in China with his mother. Smith quickly learns that bullying is something that spans across cultures, and that he will remain a target until he can master the art of Kung Fu. Smith has an able teacher in Mr. Han, a maintenance man and martial artist played by none other than Jackie Chan.  
  9. “How to Train Your Dragon” This DVD will provide an evening of fun for adults and kids alike. Jay Baruchel lends his voice talents as Hiccup, a misunderstood Viking child with a penchant for engineering and, in his father's eyes, no chance of becoming a real warrior.  
  10. “The A-Team” Joe Carnahan directed this high-octane remake of the classic 1980's television series. Instead of Vietnam, the new A-Team met in Iraq, where they were accused of stealing engraving plates and turned to a life on the run as they work to prove their innocence. The movie grossed $77 million dollars, and the DVD promises to continue the franchise's financial success.

- Matthew Ross