Ignore ‘The Green Hornet,’ ‘Gnomeo and Juliet,’ ‘The Dilemma,’ and ‘No Strings Attached.’ Check out the titles listed above!
Check out ‘Black Swan’ and the Criterion release of Mike Leigh’s mini-masterpiece, ‘Topsy-Turvy.’ There are a few more of last year’s Oscar contenders for those of you who are still catching up. Once again, a strong week for DVDs.
The Oscar films are starting to hit the shelves. The past month has had plenty of great releases. Now is the time to be buying DVDs.
The Oscar season is coming to an end, so the DVDs are flaring up. It’s mid-winter and a good time to catch up. There is plenty to go around.
‘Animal Kingdom,’ ‘Buried,’ and ‘Jack Goes Boating’ are worth watching (if not buying), but this isn’t the week to look for new Blu-Ray releases.
‘The Social Network’ is the buy of the week and it goes the extra mile (or five). If you have a Blu-Ray there is more to check out, it is a week of depressing films, but good ones.
‘Catfish’ is a thrilling expirience and fascinating study of society, while ‘Schmucks’ falls flat. This week has some interesting DVDs but is short of Blu-Ray releases.
Check out ‘I Am Love’ and ‘The American’ for their visuals, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ is the real winner though.
Lock yourself in a room with a Blu-ray player and watch Joseph Gordon-Levittâ€™s gravity-fight scene over and overâ€¦
Avoid this weekâ€™s releases unless you want to see a display of wasted talent. Check out the Christmas classics instead.
If you have a heart, ‘Flipped’ will entertain you. ‘Iâ€™m Still Here’ is worth a rent, but probably not more than that. Other than that, this weekâ€™s offerings are pretty weak.
‘The Complete Metropolis’ is a must own; ‘The Kids Are All Right’ is also pretty good. And now is a good time to check out the Criterion sale.
‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ is worth checking out, if not buying. ‘Grown Ups’ isnâ€™t worth much of anything. ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘The Pacific’ hit the shelves last week; both are excellent.
Check out ‘Winterâ€™s Bone’ and the Millennium trilogy if you havenâ€™t yet and think you can stomach them. Sci-fi and Kubrick make for decent blu-ray purchases.
‘Apocalypse Now’ is spectacular in any addition, check out the latest edition if you have a blu-ray or are a hardcore fan. ‘Please Give’ is the best of the new releases, all in all, a weak week.
‘Darjeeling Limited’ on Criterion and ‘How to Train your Dragon’ make for great mainstream releases, while ‘Leaves of Grass’ and ‘I am Love’ will satisfy the arthouse fans.
Check out ‘Agora’ and ‘Splice’, keep your expectations low and be entertained, theyâ€™re worth a rent. ‘The Karate Kid’ has its audience; if you are part of it, go for it. Otherwise avoid this weekâ€™s new stuff and catch up on ‘The Exorcist’ as crisp and clear as you will ever see it.
Many DVDs between this week and last week have surfaced. ‘The Thin Red Line’ is certainly the most notable.
Jacob’s Ladder gets a new release, ‘Prince of Persia’ and ‘Letters from Juliet’ are the mainstream releases. DVDs, like the box office are pretty low right now.
“Killers” helps kill Katherine Heigl’s career, “MacGruber” is mindless fun, “Solitary Man” is actually good, and a few TV releases will probably sell.