Susan Granger's DVD update
Published 11:50 am, Friday, June 8, 2012
Surprisingly humorless "John Carter" is a sci-fi fantasy about a battle-scarred Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who winds up battling evil forces on Mars.
Made with the cooperation of Navy SEALS in order to build their enlistment ranks, "Act of Valor" is a true-to-life action documentary, demonstrating how the secretive commando forces work and the sacrifices they make to combat global terrorism.
"John Mellencamp: It's About You" follows the singer on tour and in the recording studio, giving a perceptive, inside look at the man behind the beloved songs.
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Narrated by Alan Cumming and featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Norman Mailer and Michael Cunningham, "PTown Diaries" profiles provocative Provincetown, Massachusetts, known for being the "freest place in America."
Mark Wexler's intriguing "How to Live Forever" investigates what it means to grow old as it unlocks the secrets of a long and meaningful life, complete with tips from exercise gurus to insights of funeral directors and food critics.
When the 76th Masters ended on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, a 33 year-old Bubba Watson triumphed; see it all on the commemorative "Highlights of the 2012 Masters Tournament."
Before Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy," there was a homicide detective, stationed in the small city of Ystad on the Southern coast of Sweden by the name of Kurt Wallander -- and his fascinating exploits are chronicled in "Henning Mankell's Wallander," direct from Swedish television.
PICK OF THE WEEK: Combining imaginative elements of Jules Verne, Jonathan Swift and Robert Louis Stevenson, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" chronicles the adventure of a lifetime as a Midwestern teen (Josh Hutcherson) and his stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) trace a coded radio message to find the boy's long-lost grandfather (Michael Caine) in the South Pacific.