New DVD Releases: Spy, Entourage, and Pixels

It’s a blockbuster week of comedy in new movie releases. Get your mailbox ready for all the hilarious hijinks you'll queue up in Spy, Entourage, and Pixels.

America’s beloved funnywoman Melissa McCarthy stars in Spy, a movie that’s equal parts slapstick and James Bond. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, an insecure and deskbound CIA analyst that’s in love with field agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law), whom she supports through her headset. After Fine accidentally kills the only man who knew the location of a certain nuclear weapon, the CIA sends him to get the information from his daughter, Rayna (Rose Byrne). However, to the supervising Susan's horror, Rayna shoots Fine and announces to the hidden cameras that she knows all of the agency’s top agent's identities. Determined to avenge Fine and find the nuke, Susan volunteers to undertake a dangerous mission as a field agent. Of course, it proves to be far from a silky smooth stealth mission she dreams of, beginning with her unglamorous alias - a frumpy catlady from Iowa. Chloroformed hemorrhoid wipes, anyone? Call the Midwife fans will be pleased to see Chummy star as Susan’s best friend, and both action and comedy fans alike will enjoy Jason Statham as a jealous rival agent. Since it's rated R, this at times foul-mouthed comedy is one to watch after the kids go to bed. Of course, they may burst into your room to ask why you keep laughing so uproariously.

The Entourage squad reunites in the film version of the popular award-winning HBO series. Hollywood star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and the rest of the gang return in a storm of bikini-clad women, celebrity cameos, and backstab-prone social climbing. Vince is struggling to complete his directorial debut, which is naturally being supervised by former superagent/current studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Having gone over budget, Vince sends Ari to Texas to wheedle more funds out of the father-son oil tycoon duo that’s footing the film’s bill; however, the vulgar son (Haley Joel Osment) throws a few wrenches into the works. All in all, with its abundance of exotic cars, scantily clad women, and expensive booze, Entourage lives up to its nickname as the testosterone-drenched version of Sex and the City. You’ll find no shortage of shameless plugs (especially from executive producer Mark Wahlberg) and Hollywood flash, and it goes without saying that this is a film for adults only. Keep an eye out for Warren Buffett’s brief screen time.

The nostalgia of 1980s arcade games hits the big screen - and devastates some major cities - in Pixels. The comedy stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Peter Dinklage, open with a scene at the 1982 arcade game world championships. There, Sam Brenner (Sandler) succeeds in beating every game except Donkey Kong, which he loses to Eddie Plant (Dinklage). The MC of the event announces that they will launch a time capsule with a videocassette containing footage of the championships into space. Thirty years later, the world suddenly begins experiencing puzzling attacks. The assailants? Video game characters. It’s soon discovered that aliens found the videocassette, considered it a threat, and are sending video game assaults as a challenge to Earth: if the aliens win three rounds, Earth is their prize. Now, these arcade champions of yore must use their skills to defeat real-life classic games to save the world. Highlights: high-speed chase with a giant Pac-Man, Ashley Benson as the alluring and bold Lady Lisa, and cute little Q-Bert. Video game-fueled action sequences make this family film appealing to anyone who likes a good car chase, but Pixels will be a nonstop "I used to love that game!" montage for kids of the 80s.