This week's top DVD releases deal with strange new worlds.
LOS ANGELES - There was a time when being a part of a comic-book based movie was considered little more than a way to earn a paycheck.
Colin Firth has the uncanny ability to play both king and commoner with the same compassion, dignity and reverence. Whether it was his lovesick efforts in "Love Actually" or his frustration in "A King's Speech," Firth showed it's heart that makes for a great performer.
Hollywood has always shown a fondness for adapting books - whether they be classic, contemporary or comic - into movies. Not only does this provide instant fodder for a script, but it guarantees a built-in audience.
An actor prepares for a role in a variety of ways. One method is
to relate the character to something in his own life. That's what
Rainn Wilson did for his work on the NBC comedy "The Office."