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DVD Report – June 24th, 2008

This week’s crop of new films to DVD is a lot more robust than last week’s, with at least 2 films which should be on everyone’s must-see list: Persepolis, an Iranian animation based on the best selling graphic novel, and In Bruges, a great crime flick that flew under the radar last year. And how much do we love it that more Criticker users have seen both these two films than lame box-office champ Definitely, Maybe? Criticker users isn’t no dummiez!

Criticker Pick!Persepolis245 Rankings – Average Tier 7.64
The poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl, which begins during the Islamic Revolution. Persepolis @ Amazon

10,000 B.C.116 Rankings – Average Tier 2.56
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. 10,000 B.C. @ Amazon

Criticker Pick!In Bruges87 Rankings – Average Tier 7.21
Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks… In Bruges @ Amazon

Definitely, Maybe59 Rankings – Average Tier 5.22
Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will’s story begins in 1992… Definitely, Maybe @ Amazon

The Spiderwick Chronicles49 Rankings – Average Tier 5.02
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. The Spiderwick Chronicles @ Amazon

Charlie Bartlett49 Rankings – Average Tier 4.81
Charlie Bartlett, a wealthy, intelligent 17-year-old, has been kicked out of nearly every boarding school in town and is now enrolled in the local public high school, headed by the reluctant Principal Gardner. Initially struggling to find a place in the new school, Charlie eventually establishes himself as the supportive listener who dispenses well-needed advice… Charlie Bartlett @ Amazon

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