New on DVD: Adventureland, Sunshine Cleaning

by | August 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM | The Movies

A handful of interesting new movies are now out on DVD, including Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg starring in the coming-of-age-at-a-theme-park dramedy Adventureland, as well as Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in their hit Sundance crime-scene tidying tale Sunshine Cleaning. Take a closer look at them here, as well as the other offerings like Fighting, Duplicity, The Informers, Rudo y Cursi and Goodbye Solo.

Superbad creator Greg Mottola returns with a new and honest coming-of-age dramedy starring Jesse Eisenberg as a post-collegiate virgin trying to earn money enough to go to journalism school by working a summer at a low-rent amusement park run by SNL stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. In the process, he makes a new friend in Martin Starr of Freaks & Geeks, and struggles to figure out his burgeoning relationship with Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, who also has something secret going on with Ryan Reynolds.

Sunshine Cleaning
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are sisters in dire financial straights who start a business specializing in cleaning up gruesome and bloody crime scenes. Alan Arkin also stars as their father, and Steve Zahn is the cop who gives them the idea in the first place.
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The Informers
The darkness of the 1980s has been defined by Bret Easton Ellis, who gave us American Psycho and Less Than Zero, and now this film gives us a collection of his stories from the decade of decadence, centering around one week in 1983 Los Angeles and detailing the lives of sexually-ambigulous rock stars, philandering movie executives and a kidnapper, among others. Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Austin Nichols, Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder, Chris Isaak and Rhys Ifans star. The Informers is also the last film of Brad Renfro, who died in early 2008.

Terrence Howard introduces Channing Tatum to the dangerous world of underground street fighting, where egos flare and money talks.
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Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are two ex-spies with a sordid past who find themselves playing both sides of a corporate patent race, and they may or may not be playing each other at the same time.
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Rudo y Cursi
This Sundance comedy reunites Y Tu Mama Tambien stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Cursi and Diego Luna as Rudo, who are small-town head-butting brothers who make it big playing soccer in Mexico City only to have their newfound fame start to foul up their lives.

Goodbye Solo
An unlikely relationship evolves between an Senegalese cab driver (Souleymane Sy Savane) and the cantankerous old man (Red West) who hires him to drive him to the place he plans to commit suicide.