There we go again, Patrollers! The DVD Patrol is on in the midst of all these great summer movies and it's really heated up outside and I do mean heated up. The Toddster is there braving the heat. We were all saddened to hear about James Gandolfini (aka Tony Soprano) passing away. We're featuring one of his last performances this week on one of our picks. Get some air and check out what we've got.
New on DVD
The Call - No one likes to make mistakes, especially when someone's life is on the line. Jordan (Halle Berry) was one of the best 911 operators around and was good at her job. One day she gets a call from a young girl who's in trouble but during the call the girl hangs up. It's always standard procedure to call the person back who's in trouble. When Jordan does, the man after the girl finds her and Jordan implores him not to hurt her. The girl is taken and Jordan is devastated. Some time passes and Jordan comes back to work. Jordan gets another call from Hayden (Abigail Breslin) and finds out later the same person that kidnapped the first girl is after Hayden. Will Jordan be able to save Hayden? Berry is currently working with Hugh Jackman on "X-Men: Days of Future Past,” due out next Summer.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - No one likes competition especially when it comes to magic. Two friends who've been working in Las Vegas for years have made magic their life's work. Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) had a great act but after some time, their work has grown a bit old and outdated. The head of the casino where they work, Doug Munny (James Gandolfini), has decided that he needs some new blood and has set his sights on a new magician named Steve Gray (Jim Carrey). Burt and Anton swear they can spice up their act but then they have a falling out where they part ways. Some help may have arrived for Burt in the form of Jane (Olivia Wilde) who is actually a magician herself and may be able to help Burt. Can she help him get back on his feet, wow Las Vegas with some new magic, and stop Steve Gray from taking the top spot from him? Carell will be back in theaters to be heard as Gru in "Despicable Me 2" where he goes on a secret mission, which will be in theaters on July 3.
Also on DVD
21 and Over - It's always a special time when a person comes of age and becomes entitled to things you can finally have as an adult. That being said, Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has his whole life ahead of him especially with a medical school interview the next day. Enter Casey (Skylar Austin) and Miller (Miles Teller) who surprise him to take out for his birthday. At first, he tells them he appreciates what they want to do but he has too much riding on his interview. They won't take no for an answer so Jeff decides what could it hurt? Be careful what you wish for. The rest of the night goes from cautious to crazy ... to say the least. Jeff gets a little crazy so it becomes a chase for Casey and Miller to get their friend back before his interview. Can they do it? Another crazy movie along these lines is "This is the End" starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill with an all star cast where they come together for a party and the end of the world happens, which is in theaters now.
Burn Notice - (Season 6) When a spy is fired, he doesn't get a pink slip. he receives what's called a "burn notice." This is where you have no identity, no money, and the Government dumps you in a place where they can keep their eyes on you. Micheal Weston (Jeffrey Donavan) was one of the best spies around until this happens to him, so he has to use his skills as a spy to help those in need, make a living, and find out who burned him. In the Season 6 opener, Micheal is blamed for bombing a building and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) takes the fall for it. Now Micheal has to find the man who is responsible for burning him in the first place and get Fiona out of jail. Can Micheal find him before it's too late? Season 7 has already started for Burn Notice, in its' final season airing on the USA network Thursday nights at 9 p.m.
The Toddster always manages to find a full week somehow. Can't wait to see “Despicable Me 2” and “The Lone Ranger” coming in a couple of weeks. A lot more on the way for next time. The Toddster shall return.