The big movie release this week is Her, which won the Oscar for best original screenplay, while there’s also some good television to pick up, and at least a Criterion release. It’s slow going these days in terms of quality DVD and Blu-ray releases.
- Eastbound & Down: The Complete Fourth Season, Orange Is the New Black: The Complete First Season: Look, it’s Kenny F-ing Powers, and the show everyone who has Netflix was talking about.
- Her: Spike Jonze’s film managed to reach the academy audience, though it didn’t gain that much traction in theaters. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a nerd who falls in love with his operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
- I, Frankenstein: This is the very definition of a January release. Poor Aaron Eckhardt.
- That Awkward Moment: It looks like Neighbors did for Zac Efron what this film was supposed to. Douglas Adams had a phrase that seems appropriate for this kind of movie: “mostly harmless.”
- Crocodile Dundee / Crocodile Dundee II, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron: Paul Hogan’s Crocodile Dundee franchise was a runaway hit in the 1980’s, which shows how much better the world is these days.
- Evilspeak, Final Exam: Scream Factory has done it again, and will not stop until they have released every movie that a cool video box art.
- Overlord: This title was nearly lost to time, but Criterion has saved it, and shown the world that it’s a masterpiece.
What are you picking up this week?