RT on DVD: Paul Blart and Valkyrie Storm Store Shelves
Plus, yet another DVD release of Terminator 2!
This week we ask if a certain January box office hit about a portly security guard in a shopping mall will continue its reign of success on home video (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), ponder the reasons why Tom Cruise would ever play a German character with his real-life American accent (Valkryie), and dare to don 3D glasses to get limbs flying in our face in the comfort of our own home (My Bloody Valentine 3D). We're also morbidly curious to see erstwhile Jesus Jim Caviezel as an alien among Vikings (Outlander), see our favorite celeb geek cameos in a long-awaited comedy about Star Wars adoration (Fanboys), and get up close and personal with 2008's other vampire-related pop culture phenomenon (True Blood).
Despite earning lackluster reviews and bearing the ignominy of being released during the prime dumping ground month of January, Paul Blart: Mall Cop skyrocketed to a ginormous box office take - over $176 million and counting, to be more precise. The tale of a pudgy shopping mall security guard who battles holiday season criminals armed only with his wits and a Segway was slapsticky and slight, yet has turned erstwhile King of Queens Kevin James (who not only stars, but co-wrote the script) into a box office success, whether you like it or not. (Who's ready for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: Back and Blartier?) Bonus features include deleted scenes, lots of James (a commentary, career retrospective, outtakes), making-of featurettes, and a few interesting pieces demonstrating parkour (AKA free running) in a mall.