Gary Thompson: 'Green Zone,' 'Lightning Thief' head mediocre DVD release week

Matt Damon stars in "Green Zone," the failed Iraq thriller that reunited him with "Bourne" collaborator Paul Greengrass.
Matt Damon stars in "Green Zone," the failed Iraq thriller that reunited him with "Bourne" collaborator Paul Greengrass.
Posted: June 25, 2010

THIS WEEK'S DVD releases are a big bag of so-so. The most prominent title is "Green Zone," the failed Iraq thriller that reunited Matt Damon with "Bourne" collaborator Paul Greengrass, without much success.

Younger viewers may prefer "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," but this is another kid-lit adaptation that failed to capture the appeal of the book and certainly failed to ignite another Harry Potter-like franchise.

Teen girls prepping for next week's "Twilight" sequel might want to check out Robert Pattinson in a non-vampire role in "Remember Me," but then again they might not. Especially if they've seen it.

Mom and dad might get something out of "The Last Station," a staid period and literary drama that scored Oscar nominations for Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.

There's also a special Blu-ray edition of "Mamma Mia." The disc has really sharp edges that you can use to slit your wrists instead of watching it.

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