As Hollywood's latest Psycho Female Stalker movie 'Obsessed' rules the box office, the week's top two DVD releases feature a little bit of the same crazy-lady flavor.
Elizabeth Banks channels 'Hand That Rocks the Cradle' femme fatale Rebecca De Mornay in 'The Uninvited,' only this time, there are ghosts, too. And while Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson don't necessarily get (outwardly) violent in 'Bride Wars,' their rival Bridezillas are pretty damn scary, too.
Also out this week: The underseen Boston-set crime drama 'What Doesn't Kill You.' Get the full scoop on this week's DVD releases, plus our recommendations from weeks' past.
What It's About: Life sucks for Anna (Bryce Dallas Howard-lookalike Emily Browning), who was committed after her mom's death. Now, not only is her dad's new girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) one creepy, creepy chick, Anna's being haunted by the ghosts of the children her future stepmom likely killed.
It's Kind of Like: 'Cinderella' meets 'The Ring'
Critical Consensus: Remakes of Asian horror films are still all the rage (this one a new take on 'A Tale of Two Sisters'), but they seem to be getting progressively worse. 'Uninvited' scored a scary 33 percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes, with most critics bemoaning its incredibly lame ending.
Special Features? Maybe the filmmakers took those reviews to heart. The DVD features an alternate ending (try that one first!), as well as deleted scenes and a making-of doc.
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What It's About: When they make the cataclysmic mistake of scheduling their weddings on the same day, BFFs Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson turn into stark raving lunatics determined to make each other's life hell.
It's Kind of Like: '27 Dresses' meets 'Kill Bill'
Critical Consensus: This year's requisite wedding comedy (see also '27 Dresses,' 'Made of Honor,' etc) got dumped hard by critics, registering a paltry 12 percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes and inspiring one bad matrimonial quip after another ("Don't bother to RSVP"; "A movie best left at the altar"; "I don't").
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'What Doesn't Kill You'
What It's About: South Boston BFFs Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo pay the bills via various crime (knocking off trucks, robbing drug dealers and occasionally, kidnapping poodles) until various setbacks (crack addiction, bullets, prison) threaten to divide them.
It's Kind of Like: 'Good Will Hunting' meets 'The Boondock Saints'
What We Say: Based on the true story of the film's writer-director, Brian Goodman (what, are there Hollywood agents swarming in Southie?) this engaging crime drama went virtually unnoticed when it slipped in and out of theaters last December. But it's worth a look on DVD for the phenomenal acting by its leads, especially the usually subdued Ruffalo, who disappears under the skin of his tortured, explosive badass.
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Other New Releases:
'Hotel for Dogs'
New on Blu-ray:
'The Da Vinci Code'