New on Blu-Ray/DVD for June 4, 2013 – "Warm Bodies" heats up, "Die Hard 5" DOA

Jan Thijs/Summit Entertainment Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult star in "Warm Bodies."
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Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult star in “Warm Bodies.”

Warm Bodies – This zombie romantic comedy proved an unlikely hit as its unique spin on Romeo and Juliet cast as a thinking zombie (Nicholas Hoult) and a zombie killer (Teresa Palmer) scored with audiences and gave Hoult his first big box office hit.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

A Good Day to Die Hard – It’s best to consider this as a Bruce Willis action film and not the continuation of the fan favorite “Die Hard” series.

This new installment has Willis’ John McLane teaming with his son (Jai Courtney) in Moscow in an awful, uninspired effort that could prove a franchise-killer as it was easily the weakest grossing edition of the five films.

Guy D'Alema/Universal Studios JASON BATEMAN and MELISSA MCCARTHY lead the cast of "Identity Thief", an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he'll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.
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JASON BATEMAN and MELISSA MCCARTHY lead the cast of “Identity Thief.”

Identity Thief – The pairing of Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman resulted in one of the year’s earliest big hits. A businessman (Bateman) learns his identity has been stolen and sets off to track down the thief (McCarthy).

It didn’t exactly steal critics’ hearts, earning a dreadful 20% on www.rottentomatoes.com, but clearly enough mainstream audiences found it entertaining enough. You can be the judge tomorrow.

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