New DVDs: Trying to find a home on Earth

Looking to lighten up a little? The DVD releases this week might be your ticket.

"Monsters vs. Aliens"

Starring: Reese Witherspoon (voice), Rainn Wilson (voice), Hugh Laurie (voice)

When Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "Monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound filled with other "monsters" like herself. Their confinement is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to save the world from imminent destruction.

Rated: PG for sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language

"Away We Go"

Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Jeff Daniels

Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, this funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family.

Rated: R for language and some sexual content


Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson

"Management" is a romantic comedy that chronicles a chance meeting between Mike Cranshaw and Sue Claussen at a roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona. What starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of management" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose.

Rated: R for language

Also of interest:

- "CSI: New York - The Fifth Season"

- "How I Met Your Mother: The Legendary Season Four"

- "Life on Mars: The Complete Series"

- "The Unit: The Final Season"