'Go Eagles!' edition of: New on DVD

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

In a perfect world every romantic comedy would try to be more like “Silver Linings Playbook.” Sure a movie about finding love while dealing with serious mental illness sounds like a recipe for disaster, writer/director David O. Russell spun it into gold and put together a cast that earned Oscar nominations in every acting category including a win for Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence. This is a movie worth all the hype and perfect for an at-home date night.  

Also out on DVD this week Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg collect a paycheck.

"Silver Linings Playbook"  

Sometimes a movie gives you the opportunity to hang out with interesting people, lets you root for them to overcome their personal challenges and then wrap it all up with a big happy endings. “Silver Linings Playbook” is such a movie as Lawrence and Bradley Cooper fall for each other all while precariously clinging to sanity. With a supporting cast featuring Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker this movie delivers on all fronts and makes a pretty convincing argument that being a Philadelphia Eagles fan will make you crazy.

"Broken City"  

Mark Wahlberg plays a cop turned P.I. and Russell Crowe plays a morally challenged mayor of New York City. Throw in Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper and Kyle Chandler and you have a fantastically-cast, over-long, run-of-the-mill episode of “Law & Order.” Oh wait, it’s actually a movie called “Broken City.”  My mistake.  

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