11/29/2011 – ‘Friends with Benefits,’ ‘Another Earth,’ ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘Our Idiot Brother’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

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Friends with Benefits Box Art
Friends with Benefits Box Art

Friends with Benefits
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star in a comedy about that fuzzy, complicated state between friendship and no-strings-attached sex. Dylan is done with relationships. Jamie decides to stop buying into the Hollywood cliches of true love. When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction -- but without any emotional attachment. Physical pleasure without the entanglements. Sounds easy enough for two logical adults, right? Not so much. They soon realize romantic comedy stereotypes might exist for a reason.

See Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake in an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette clip from 'Friends with Benefits,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary with Writer/Director Will Gluck, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis
  • Bonus Benefits: A Pop-Up Trivia Track
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • On Set With FWB and More

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You May Have Missed...

Another Earth Box Art
Another Earth Box Art

Another Earth
In his directorial debut, Mike Cahill presents a provocative indie sci-fi drama about tragedy, parallel worlds and second chances. Brit Marling and William Mapother star as Rhoda and John, two strangers whose worlds become irrevocably intertwined after a tragic accident. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, their intimate drama plays out against the astounding discovery of Earth 2, a parallel, duplicate world that poses provocative and fascinating possibilities. Does a new Earth mean a chance at another life? Another destiny? Another self?

See Brit Marling in an exclusive deleted scene with commentary from director Mike Cahill, from 'Another Earth,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video: "The First Time I Saw Jupiter"
  • The Science Behind Another Earth
  • Creating Another Earth
  • Direct Effect with Mike Cahill and More

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Family Fun

The Smurfs Box Art
The Smurfs Box Art

The Smurfs
The blue, pint-sized heroes step out of their animated fantasy world and leap on to the big screen for a full-fledged Hollywood movie adventure starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Watch an extended 8-minute clip from 'The Smurfs,' available on Blu-ray and DVD:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Director's Commentary
  • Producer, Writers and VFX Supervisor Commentary
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen
  • Smurf Speak: Meet the Cast and More

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Indie Comedy

Our Idiot Brother Box Art
Our Idiot Brother Box Art

Our Idiot Brother

Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer star in a comedy about that one family member who is always just a little bit behind the curve. For sisters Miranda, Natalie and Liz, that person is their upbeat brother Ned. When his girlfriend dumps him and kicks him out, his sisters must once again come to his rescue. As they take turns at housing him, Ned's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But after seeing life through his optimistic perspective, his family comes to realize that maybe Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

See Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer in clips from 'Our Idiot Brother' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Special Features:

  • Feature Commentary with Director Jesse Peretz
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Making of Our Idiot Brother

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