The Nameless - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon
Writer / Director Jaume Balagueró made his English-language debut with Darkness
. A year later, an earlier Spanish-language film of his was released on DVD. This week, it comes out on Blu-ray. Is it worth checking out for fans of the genre? Or should they stick with more recent works of his, like [REC]
? Check out our review
for my opinion.
The Oranges - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
I can't believe a movie with this strong a cast was this bad. The DVD and the Blu-ray have a couple featurettes for extras, but that's it. I guess if you really like the cast, then it is worth a rental. But there are better options out there.
Private Practice: The Complete Sixth Season - Buy from Amazon
I am not a fan of this show, nor am I a fan of the show it was spun-off from, Grey's Anatomy.
Rookie Blue: The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon
A good summer show that has enough fans to help it last four seasons so far. I might try and snag a screener, but the chances are not good, because I'm late with my request.
Royal Pains: Season Four - Buy from Amazon
Like most summer shows, this one is considered a guilty pleasure by many.
Safe Haven - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, so it should come as no surprise that its reviews were terrible. It should also come as no surprise that it earned a substantial amount at the box office. There are few authors that have a larger gap between critical reception and box office numbers. There are not a lot of extras on the DVD, but there are some exclusives on the Blu-ray, making it the better deal.
Starlet - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
It's kind of depressing to watch a film earn excellent reviews then fizzle out at the box office. This film barely avoided the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend, and as a start like that would suggest, it quickly fell apart. Hopefully it will find a more receptive audience on the home market. It is at least worth a rental, if not a blind buy.
Steel Magnolias - Buy from Amazon
A TV movie remake of Steel Magnolias. It is not as good as the original was, but it is not as bad as many TV movies are.
Superman: Unbound - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
DC usually makes great animated Direct-to-DVD movies, but this one's reviews were more mixed. (Too much Soap Opera romance seems to be the biggest complaint.) This is too bad, because the cast is great. The Blu-ray is just $14 and there are a lot of extras, including four episodes from earlier cartoon shows. If you really like DC comics, especially Superman, then it is still worth picking up.
Upstream Color - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film opened in limited release barely more than a month ago, but it is already coming out on the home market. This is strange. Its reviews were great and it started out fantastically, but its per theater average quickly collapsed. It seems a little too art house, even for an art house film. There are no extras on the DVD or the Blu-ray, but if you are a fan of Shane Carruth's previous film, Primer, then this one is also worth picking up.
The Verdict - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon
One of the best films in Paul Newman's career, which is saying a lot. Extras on the Blu-ray include a number of featurettes and it is easily worth picking up.
WWII from Space - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
channel special about World War II. There are about a million of those. Can this out stand out? Read our review
to find out.
Date posted: 2013-05-07