DVD reviews

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

"The King's Speech"

Released April 19

$29.98 (DVD), $39.99 (Blu-ray)


Colin Firth turns in an Oscar-winning performance as the stammering, reluctant King George VI in this drama set in 1920s England. When his brother abdicates, George (Firth) ascends unexpectedly to the British throne. His wife, Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), hires a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) whose unorthodox techniques and friendship help the king find his voice.

"Rabbit Hole"

Released April 19

$29.95 (DVD), $39.99 (Blu-ray)


Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in this drama about a couple whose young child dies. The film mines rich, painful territory about marriage and the ways in which individuals cope with grief while trying to move forward.

"Gulliver's Travels"

Released April 19

$29.98 (DVD), $39.99 (Blu-ray)


Jack Black stomps through this adaptation of the classic novel. In this version, Black plays Gulliver, a shipwrecked mail clerk. The people of Lilliput take a liking to Gulliver, whose ego drives him to betray his new friends.

"The Tempest"

Released April 19

$29.99 (DVD), $39.99 (Blu-ray)


In this retelling of Shakespeare's final play, the sorceress Prospera (Helen Mirren) has been exiled to a magical island, where she whips up a storm to exact revenge on her enemies. The film also stars Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper and Russell Brand.


Released April 19

$19.95 (DVD)


This documentary explains how the U.S. went from being one of the world's biggest exporters of oil to being its largest importer. It claims to unveil secrets about the oil industry and alternative energy.