DVD new releases for May 6, 2008
In First Sunday, Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.
Set in the city of angels and featuring wonderful performances by David Proval, Karen Black, Zack Norman, Melissa Leo, Keaton Simons, and Sabrina Jaglom ,Hollywood Dreams spins the tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor (Justin Kirk). Though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress, the film captures the delightful and desperate lives of those chasing dreams in Hollywood: one day they are shuffling down a boardwalk with too many suitcases and the next they are lounging in contemporary hillside homes with a view of the city.
In The Hottie and the Nottie starring Paris Hilton, Nate moves to L.A. to track down Cristabel, the woman he's been in love with since childhood, only to discover that his plan to woo her only has one hurdle to overcome: what to do with June, Cristabel's ever-present, not-so-hot best friend? What's even more complicating is Nate's growing feelings for June, whose true beauty starts to emerge.
In "Over Her Dead Body" starring Eva Longira Parker, Paul Rudd, and Jason Biggs, a ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic.
In "P.S. I Love You" starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, a young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Read our review of "P.S. I Love You" here.