DVD reviews

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

"A Single Man"

July 6

$28 (DVD), $35 (Blu-ray)


Directed by former Gucci designer Tom Ford, this movie is all about style - and has plenty of substance to back it up. Set in Los Angeles in 1962, the film follows George Falconer (Colin Firth), a professor coming to grips with the death of a lover and the meaning of his life. He delivers one of the best performances of the year with help from Julianne Moore, who plays George's confidante. It's a beautiful, must-see movie.

"Hot Tub Time Machine"

June 29

$30 (DVD), $40 (Blu-ray)


John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson star as three lonely, aging dudes who accidentally travel back in time in a resort hot tub. Their destination in 1986 allows them to recapture their squandered youth and pull a few pranks. The movie's fun - and about as deep as a Jacuzzi.

"Brooklyn's Finest"

July 6

$30 (DVD), $40 (Blu-ray)


Cop dramas have all but run their course. At least this one pulls together A-list talent (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle) and a storyline about ethical dilemmas.

"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"

June 29

$30 (DVD), $40 (Blu-ray)


A troubled boy finds out he is Poseidon's son - then acts like Harry Potter. His battles with Medusa, the Minotaur and a Fury are pretty cool.

"Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series"

June 29

$200 (DVD)


Relive every single moment of the Cleaver clan's wacky, heartwarming antics with this 37-disc collection that compiles every episode and tons of bonus features.