Photographic Memory - Buy from Amazon
A documentary about a father trying to connect with his son, and in turn trying to connect with his own past. It is a personal documentary, but will it appeal to a wider audience? Read our review
to find out.
Robot and Frank - Buy from Amazon
Frank Langella stars as an older man whose family buys him a robot to keep him company in his old age. At first he hates the robot, then he realizes he can teach it to do his old job, which is a cat burglar. (His family doesn't know about this part of his past.) The film's reviews were great and it did really well in limited release, but never quite expanded as wide as I was hoping. Still, the DVD is worth picking up.
The Sessions - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
John Hawkes plays a man trapped in an iron lung who wants to lose his virginity. The film has earned amazing reviews and has done very well during Awards Season. The extras are good, but not great. That said, it is still worth picking up. It is even a contender for Pick of the Week thanks to the reviews.
Silent Hill: Revolution - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
I liked Silent Hill more than most critics, but when I heard they were making a sequel, I had my doubts. My doubts were optimistic as the film's reviews were brutal and its flopped at the box office. Now it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, but there are no extras on either. Skip it. It is also coming out on 3D, but not for two weeks.
Skyfall - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Everyone assumed this film would be a monster hit. Even at its lowest point, the Bond franchise has always been profitable, at least on the international stage if not domestically. However, no one thought it would do this well. It made more than $1 billion worldwide. Additionally, it earned better than 90% positive reviews, making it one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year as well. I was hoping to get to copy to review, but that seems unlikely at this point. There are lots of extras, including two audio commentary tracks plus a lot of shorter featurettes. It is easily worth picking up and a clear contender for Pick of the Week. Also coming out this week are the Pierce Brosnan Box Set, the two volume Roger Moore Box Set and countless Blu-ray. Only Skyfall isn't a double-dip.
Slugterra: Return Of The Shane Gang - Buy from Amazon
is the latest cartoon based on a toy line / competitive game. There have been countless examples of these shows since Pokemon
first became popular. Does this show stand out from the crowd? Check out our review
to find out.
Smiley - Buy from Amazon
A teenage slasher that earned terrible reviews and went nowhere at the box office. Even if you are a fan of the genre, there are better options out there.
Storage Wars: Volume Four - Buy from Amazon
I don't understand the appeal of this show, but my dad loves it. The screener arrived unannounced and since it is Oscar time and I don't have the time to review it, it is being placed in the price pool. The contest will begin likely on Friday.
The Thieves - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
One of the biggest South Korean hits of all time comes out on the home market this weekend. Is it worth picking up for fans of South Korean action cinema? Will it have a wider appeal here? Read our review
to find out.
Weeds: Season Eight - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I've reviewed a number of seasons of this show, but by season six it had gotten so bad I gave up on it and I didn't bother requesting season eight to review. It still arrived, but I'm punching it over to the prize pool, so the contest for it will start soon.
Date posted: 2013-02-12