Coming to DVD Dec. 8
Julie & Julia
A feast for audiences, Meryl Streep is the whisk wielding Julia Child in this story within a story. Julie Powell (Amy Adams) needed something more in her otherwise mundane, cubicle style life. So she started a blog and dedicated herself to cooking up each of Child's recipes in her famous "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Director Nora Ephron tells Julie's story while flawlessly interweaving that of Child's own path to culinary history, cooking up a delicious film about two women, their lives, their loves and their food.
In the 1930's as Americans suffered through the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) gained notoriety and commanded the attention of the American public and the FBI for his charisma and his ability to evade authorities as he committed one bank robbery after another. Director Michael Mann's biopic also stars Marion Cotilliard as Dillinger's girlfriend, Billie Frechette, Christian Bale as the FBI's Melvin Purvis and Billy Crudup as J. Edgar Hoover.
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
In his world of wizardry and wonder, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) finds himself, once again, facing the evil Lord Voldemort whose threat to wizards and muggles continues to gain strength. Harry and Professor Dumbledore work steadfast to prepare for a fight that has been fated to the young wizard his whole life. At the same time, Harry and loyal friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) face another challenge they might not have expected: growing up as the three find themselves wrapped up in magic, adventure and a bit of romance.
Also on DVD Dec. 8
World's Greatest Dad (Robin Williams, Rated R)
Slam Bang (NR)
Carriers (Chris Pine, Rated PG-13)
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (Mario Lopez, Rated PG)
Humble Pie (William Baldwin, Rated PG-13)
Lost Treasure of the Maya (Michael Madsen, Rated PG-13)