This Week in DVD
With about roughly one billion film festivals this past month, our film writers haven't been able to keep up with the DVD column. So here now is a mix of everything leading up to this current week with looks at Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, John Dies at the End, Gangster Squad, Jack Reacher, Broken City, Mama, The Details, Promised Land, Revenge for Jolly!, The Oranges, and links back to a ton of other stuff we just didn't have room for.
This week at the video store marks the arrival of three European imports - the Swedish gangster saga Easy Money, British cop thriller The Sweeney, and the comedic Irish slasher Stitches - as well as the home video debut of the HBO original movie Hemingway & Gelhorn.
Did you miss almost all of our theatrical coverage around the holidays? Well this week we look at some of the biggest late 2012 releases including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Lincoln, Les Miserables, This is 40, and Zero Dark Thirty. Also, looks at Killing Them Softly and the Canadian made sci-fi romance Mars et Avril.
This week brings out some heavy hitters at the video store including Life of Pi, The Master, Hitchcock, Smashed, Playing for Keeps, This Must be the Place, and A Late Quartet.
This week on home video we check out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Wreck-It Ralph, The Intouchables, Red Dawn, The Marine 3: Homefront, The Bay, and Girls Against Boys.
This week on DVD and Blu-Ray we take a look at current Best Picture front runner Argo, Leos Carax's Holy Motors, the meta-comedy Seven Psychopaths, the meta-horror films Sinister and Mimesis, RZA's kung-fu epic The Man with the Iron Fists, Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren in The Package, and the high rise Irish horror of Citadel.
Today we go back to the video store for looks at Skyfall, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Sessions, and Robot & Frank.
This week at the video store we check out Flight, Here Comes the Boom, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Alex Cross, Les Infideles, The Inbetweeners Movie, and L'affaire Dumont.
This week on DVD and Blu-Ray, the crew looks at Hotel Transylvania, The Imposter, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, For a Good Time Call..., Coriolanus, Game Change, Life's Too Short, The Awakening, End of Watch, and Legend of a Warrior.
Looking to shake the early winter doldrums? Before you head out or order in a movie out on DVD this week, take a look at our eclectic line-up of reviews including the action of Taken 2 and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the martial arts mayhem of Swords of Dragons Gate, the drama of Won't Back Down, the visual splendour of Samsara, and the return of Woody Allen in To Rome with Love.
As we dig out from piles of new releases from before and after the holiday season, we take looks at the home video releases for Looper, Frankenweenie, Cosmopolis, Dredd, Pitch Perfect, Compliance, The Words, Hit and Run, and season one of Anger Management
With films coming to home video two days this week (Tuesday and Friday) here's part one of our look at the latest releases including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Total Recall, Premium Rush, and Arbitrage.
Nothing but horror for the holidays in this week's DVD column with looks at the anthology horror V/H/S, the remake Silent Night, the ridiculous concept of having a zombie Osama Bin Laden, and the truly depressing horror faced by some teens in American schools: underfunding.
Looking ahead at the holiday DVD and Blu-ray shopping season, we don't like much of what we see, including Men in Black III, Hope Springs, Ted, The Bourne Legacy, Lawless, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but the post-apocalyptic thriller The Day is better than it has any right to be, Laurence Anyways is an exceptional Canadian film, and there's also that Batman movie from that really famous director guy.
This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.