All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. Also releasing this week is Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider, which inexplicably took the No. 1 spot at the box office when it first came out.
There are more interesting and complex CIA thrillers than this one, but for what it is, Breach is perfectly adequate. Eric O'Neill (Ryan Philippe) is the new, young FBI agent hopeful assigned to the case of veteran operative and alleged mole Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper). Hanssen is suspected of providing information to the Soviets, costing the government financial drain and leading to the deaths of at least a few American agents, yet the FBI has never been able to gain enough evidence to take him down. As Eric gets closer to exposing Hanssen for what he is, he simultaneously puts his wife — and his own sanity — in danger. For more details, check out my review.
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Days of Glory
Earning a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Oscars, Days of Glory is a French-language movie set during World War II. The story follows North African soldiers who enlist in the French army to help free France from Nazi occupation. The talented cast won an ensemble acting award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
Tyler Perry, responsible for bringing us all of the Madea movies, along with the TV show "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," tried his hand at romantic drama with Daddy's Little Girls. The movie didn't do so well at the box office, despite the super-charming Gabrielle Union. She plays a lawyer assigned to help Monty (Idris Elba) gain custody of his three daughters, who are in danger of being given into custody of Monty's vicious ex-wife. You can watch the trailer for Daddy's Little Girls here.