Tuesday, 24 January 2012

DVD Releases for January 24, 2012

Time to take a look at a selection of DVD releases for Tuesday January 24, 2012!

  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (DVD Review) I absolutely adored this Canadian young coming of age story following a girl who believes that yes, Dolly Parton could be her mom. Lovingly set in the early 70's with a true pulse of what young girls are like, and the strenuous relationships and friendships at a true time of change. Beautiful
  • Paranormal Activity 3 I was quite impressed with this third installment and prequel in this horror franchise. The storytelling continues to be strong and the scares are still there. I even liked it better than the clever sequel, and there is a fourth film in the makings as well. Fun times.
  • Real Steel (DVD Review) I'm really looking forward to checking out this film starring Hugh Jackman as a fighter / operator during a time or robot boxing, and also has strong vibe of unlikely friendship with a kid that helps him out. Can't wait to watch it.
  • The Woman With a premise of a family that traps and tries to tame a feral woman, The Woman is not you everyday film and thankfully it's also not one you can pigeonhole into extreme film or over the top for over the tops sake. I was happily surprized that this challenging watch had way more up it's sleeve than I had imagine. And, to top it all off the performances from Pollyanna McIntosh and Sean Bridgers are amazing.
  • French Immersion follows four Canadian Anglos and one New Yorker who travel to St. Isidore-du-Coeur-de-Jésus in Northern Québec, to learn French where they learn that they will be learning without using any English at all. (not currently available on Amazon.com)
  • The Whistleblower stars Rachel Weisz as a cop and peace keeper who unveils a scandal, and is based on true events.
  • Godzilla on DVD & BluRay Criterion If you've never seen this classic Japanese monster movie, than seeing it on Criterion would be a great way to initiate yourself. I only caught up with it a few years ago and it truly is an excellent film
  • Tales of an Ancient Empire I'm cautiously curious on this one that's got B-Movie all over it plus the description of "A princess is on a quest to unite the five greatest warriors to save her kingdom from a demon sorceress. " It starts Kevin Sorbo, Michael Paré, Melissa Ordway and Whitney Able (Monsters).
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and I'm a little surprized as the entire series is already out on DVD (on 5 discs); but this one season is a 6-Disc set so hopefully it's a really good transfer.
  • 50/50 Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this semi-biographical film about a young man who struggles with cancer. And... it's a comedy. Hmm.
  • Restless (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo) unconventional romance between two young misfits played by Mia Wasikowska & Henry Hopper; directed by Gus van Sant (Paranoid Park, Elephant).
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