New Releases (Across the Board):
Beyond Outrage – Beat Takeshi continues his story about yakuza underboss Otomo’s mission of revenge against the syndicate that dealt and double dealt him into prison. Looks like he survived that stabbing at the end of Outrage. Look for my review of this soon.
The Book Thief – Death himself spins a tale about a young girl growing up in Nazi Germany, based on the NY Times bestseller by Markus Zusak.
Crave – If you want this one on Blu-ray, head to a Best Buy near you – otherwise, it’s a DVD only release everywhere else. Our very own bestest friend and producer of all the best special features, Charles de Lauzirika, makes his narrative feature debut with this story about a man’s journey into darkness. [Editor’s Note: We’ll have an in-depth interview with Charlie about the release up on The Bits very soon.]
Easy Money: Hard to Kill – Robocop and The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman stars in this sequel to the Swedish crime drama.
Enemies Closer – Van Damme!
Homefront – Statham! In a Sly Stallone scripted movie with Franco as a baddie named Gator. C’mon, it’s a rental at least.
The Hungover Games – A parody so obvious I’ll never see it!
In Fear – Backroads horror in Ireland.
In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission – Hopefully the title isn’t lying. Am I right!?!
Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen’s take a look at a week in the life of a young folk singer living the folk singing life in Greenwich Village during the folk epoch of 1961.
Out of the Furnace – Christian Bale plays brother to ne’er-do-well Casey Affleck who get mixed up with a villainous Woody Harrelson in backwoods Pennsylvania.
42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection: Vol. 1 – I love this series. Synapse/Impulse brings us a whole bunch of trailers in this series – this batch feature a slew of adults-only titles.
Blu-ray Library Reissues:
This week’s reissues are heavy on the Wayne and Dean, with a nice slash of Aussie horror!
George Washington (Criterion)
Thirst – The classic
TV On DVD (& Blu-ray):
Finally, a selection of TV titles – a slowly becoming classic sci-fi actioner, DirecTV’s sexy police drama and a history show narrated by Bryan Cranston looking at how history is nothing but a list of connected events.
Next week looks a lot better. Oscar nominees, Disney films and Tom Hanks are in the air – can you smell them?
Keep sniffing and, of course, keep spinning those discs…
– Todd Doogan