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New On DVD/Blu-ray: Anthony Mackie Hunts, Madea Protects, Derek Luke Seeks + Blood Diamonds

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 23, 2012 at 11:10AM

First, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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First, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Anthony Mackie played sidekick to Benjamin Walker in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox.

Tim Burton teamed with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov to produce the movie, based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that hit bookstore shelves last spring. He also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

This was probably one of this year's busts, grossing just over $37 million on a $69 million production budget.

Second, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection.

It's Madea; what more do you need to know? It actually did quite well, relative to budget, and became the second highest grossing Tyler Perry-branded movie, earning over $65 million. 

It's also notable for being the *whitest* Madea/Tyler Perry movie to date.

Third, Derek Luke plays a peripheral role in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - the sci-fi romance that starred Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.

Derek Luke played an Army man who wants his girlfriend, played by Knightley, to join him in a bomb shelter where he's seeking refuge before the world ends from an asteroid crashing into the Earth.

Also in this ensemble cast are William PetersenAdam Brody and Rob Corddry.

And finally, maybe the most intriguing film on this list... The Ambassador - provocative Danish director Mads Brügger's darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism, in which he rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in "one of the most dangerous places on the planet," the Central African Republic.

You'll recall that the government of Liberia was taking legal action against Mads Brügger, because he allegedly used a fake diplomatic title - Consul General and Ambassador-At-Large accredited to the Central African Republic – when shooting The Ambassador.

And with that, the Government launched a full-scale investigation into how he managed to engage in and succeed.

No news yet on what has since developed on that matter.

Armed with hidden cameras and illegally obtained diplomatic credentials, Bruegger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of an European-African Consul, and immerses himself in the underworld of blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder.

That's it for this week; some viewing for you week, if you're looking for any...


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