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Lots of new releases this week, though most are late fall titles that didn’t click with audiences. But there’s some good titles in this mix.   

New:

  • Bonnie & Clyde, Downton Abbey: Season 4 – Original U.K. Unedited Edition, Monty Python: Almost the Truth, Treme: The Complete Fourth Season: This week’s television releases include a so-so miniseries, David Simon’s end to Treme, and Downton Abbey, which seems to be waning in popularity.
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: This sequel may not have the magic of the first film, but it’s still a solid sequel, with puns a plenty.
  • Dracula – 3D: Dario Argento’s latest is considered an embarrassment by many, but I’m sure there are still those curious enough to see what the former master is up to.
  • The Fifth Estate: Though deeply flawed, this film got trounced at the box office, and has received little awards attention. That said, Benedict Cumberbatch gives a solid performance in the film, and it’s interesting, even if it’s not the new All the Presidents Men.
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: You may not know what to expect from this film, but it’s entertaining, and it delivers grossouts and heart in equal measure.
  • Last Vegas: Ugh.
  • Metallica: Through the Never: It’s good to see that someone is still dedicated to blacklight cinema.
  • Rush: This Ron Howard film was ignored at the domestic box office, but deserved so much better. Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl are aces in this film, and it’s a great portrait of driven men.

Classics:

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: Remastered Edition: This is the John Barrymore version, but it’s definitely worth seeing.
  • The Long Day Closes: This Terrence Davies film deserves its place in the Criterion collection. Definitely one to check out.

 What are you picking up this week?