By Todd Campbell
Look to the skies and head for the hills, Patrollers! The DVD Patrol is coming in for a landing and we have assembled another collection like you wouldn’t believe. The end of the summer brings all kinds of goodies. The Toddster has been really busy lately finishing up some last minute movie reviews for another edition of “Summer Movie Patrol.” More on that in the weeks ahead. Let’s get on it and see what we’ve got. Strap in and hang on to your seats.
New on DVD
Blades of Glory - Everyone loves a great comedy and when it comes to strange combinations, that’s just the right time to see something funny. Will Farrell (Old School) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) team up for the first time to tell the story of the first male figure skating team. Farrell plays Chazz Michael Michaels, a showoff but one that impresses every lady in the audience. Heder plays Jimmy Macelroy, a performer in his own right but with a more subtle style. These two guys hate each other and when their fight finally gets them barred from competing individually, an old figure skating coach (Craig T. Nelson) finds a way they can skate again. The two adversaries have to join forces and have to skate as a team. Can these two guys put aside their differences and make a crazy situation work? Grab this one to rent now. Farrell will return to the big screen in the comedy “Semi-Pro” in early 2008.
Heroes - TV Spotlight has one for patrollers that they can cannot pass up. “Heroes” hit the airwaves last year and has not stopped running yet. In the first episode, ordinary people all over the world are learning that they suddenly have special powers. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) starts to have dreams where he can fly. Artist Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera) believes his paintings are events of the future. Cheerleader Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) discovers she can recover from any injury. Housewife Nikki Sanders (Ali Larter) starts seeing things through mirrors. These are just some of the people Professor Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) has to find so he can figure out why his father mysteriously passed away. The Professor believes this is just the beginning. Is this the beginning of something great or could there be something more sinister on the horizon that would require the attention of these emerging heroes? Pick up Season One now in stores. Season Two premieres on NBC in late September and will have a spin-off “Heroes: Legends” coming soon.