By Todd Campbell
Where did the Summer go, Patrollers?! The DVD Patrol has the first DVDS of the Fall and as usual the Toddster is right here with you. I also can't believe that most of the year is gone too. Anyway, I've got a little something for everyone including a couple of Toddster's Takes that everyone has been waiting for. Let's go.
New on DVD
Draft Day- Playing in Sports is such a roll of the dice. So is setting the winning team. Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the chance to build the best team the NFL has ever seen. He wants to do his way but everyone seems to have a say in the way he goes about it. Sonny isn't sure about the Number #1 draft pick that everyone wants. He wants to do it his way. His love life with his girlfriend Ali (Jennifer Garner) is also at a crossroads. Will Sonny be able to do it his way and still get the girl? Garner joins Steve Carell in a new Disney movie titled "Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day about a family who has the worst day ever. This comes to theaters on October 10.
Person of Interest (Season 3)- No one said the right thing was the easiest thing to do. Harold Finch (Micheal Emerson) invented a computer system that would enable him and the right people to stop a crime from happening by finding the one who was gulity or save the one who might be innocent. Harold finds Ex-CIA Specialist John Reese (Jim Caviezel) who needed a purpose so they've joined forces to save the innocent and punish the guilty. In the Season 3 premiere, Reese and Finch are dealing with the fallout of dealing with a mysterious corrupt organization inside the Government. At the same time, Reese is dealing with his new partner (Sarah Shahi) in the field. Their lastest number has them protecting a naval officer who's in town during the time of fleet week. Can Reese deal with his new partner and keep his latest charge alive? You can get Seasons 1 and 2 now on DVD in stores now with Season 4 beginning on CBS Tuesday September 23 at 10PM.
Now in Theaters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014)- Putting a new spin on something old never gets boring. Meet April O'Neil (Megan Fox). April wants to be the best reporter in New York. She finds out that a mysterious organization called the Foot has been working in New York spreading a campaign of terror robbing the Public and causing panic. She thinks she has a lead when she's robbed and a dark figure steps in to help. She snaps a picture of the figure and later gets tracked down by Leonardo, Donatello, Michealangelo, and Raphael. April is shocked to discover that they're some type of mutated turtles with ninja-like fighting skills who step in to save people when the time is right. April also finds out that the leader of the Foot called "The Shredder has a plan to spread a dangerous toxin over New York but will have to take down the Turtles to do it. April also learns that she has a personal connection to the guys as well. Just what is her connection to them and can they stop the Shredder before it's too late?
The Toddster's Take- I didn't think I would like this movie but I'm happy to say that I was very surprised. The basic story is still the same with a few new additions that make it work. This has been a trend with comic books and movies to make the adaptation work better. This isn't a bad one to take the kids to either.Can't wait for the DVD.
The Expendables III- In one place you've never seen so many action heroes. Sylvester Stallone plays Barney Ross assembling his team of mercs like Toll Road (Randy Coutore), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), and Caesar for the jobs that no one wants. Their latest has them going after an old friend named Doc (Wesley Snipes). They get to bring him bak h
ome and then Barney gets contacted by his new CIA Liason named Drummer (Harrison Ford). Drummer has a new assignment to go after an arms dealer has to be brought to justice before the World Court. What Barney doesn't know is that the arms dealer is really Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Stonebanks was Barney's old partner who helped found the Expendables and Barney thought he was dead. Barney and the team go in but Caesar gets shot in the process. Now Barney wants to disband the team and not put anymore of his friends in harm's way. He decides to assemble a younger and different team to go after Stonebanks. They're able to get the drop on him but something goes wrong and Barney's new team gets caught. He'll need the help of his old team if he has any chance of saving them. Will Barney be able to save his new team with the help of the old one?
The Toddster's Take- How many times can you see most of the action heroes that you love all in one place? Not very much. Stallone just pulls another adventure together with our favorites with more thrown in. They're also paving the way for a new generation of them with MMA fighter Ronda Rousey included who does a very good job with her part and she is one hell of a fighter to boot. Mel Gibson was bak too and he didn't miss a beat. He really stole the movie. Chek this one out!
There are some specials on the horizon including the Robin Williams special that we've been promising along with a column on returning TV shows with updates on shows like "Arrow" and "Marvel's Agents of Shield" just for a couple worth mentioning. Later, Patrollers!