This week brings movie buffs the sequel of a popular paranormal flick, a 3D horror movie by legendary director Wes Craven, and film based on a landmark piece of African American literature, among others. Here are the new DVD releases for the week of February 8.
Paranormal Activity 2
A sequel (and prequel) to the phenomenally popular Paranormal Activity, Parnormal Activity 2 further explores the tale of the demon haunting Katie Featherston and her family. Paranormal Activity 2 stars Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, Katie Featherston, and Micah Sloat. A third film in the franchise is officially in the works.
My Soul to Take
A 3D film written and directed by Wes Craven, My Soul to Take is the story of an evil serial killer who returns from the dead to torment children born on the day of his death. Nick Lashaway, Max Thieriot, and Denzel Whitaker star in this chilling horror flick.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a comedy-drama based on a book by the same name, stars Craig Gilner (Kier Gilchrist) as a teenage boy who checks into an adult psych ward after contemplating suicide. Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts also star in the film.
For Colored Girls
Featuring an ensemble cast, For Colored Girls explores the lives and struggles of women of color. Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Tessa Thompson, and Kerry Washington star in this film adapted from Ntozake Shange's 1975 stage play.
I Spit on Your Grave
Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, and Andrew Howard star in this rape and revenge movie film based on a 1978 film by the same name.
Life As We Know It
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star in this comedy-drama about two seemingly incompatible people who must join forces to raise their beloved god daughter, Sophie. Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, and Jean Smart also star in Life As We Know It.
Other new DVDs released this week include You Again, Wild Target, Middle Men, and The Romantics.