I still have to give a lot of credit to Paranormal Activity 3 for featuring almost no footage from the actual film in its trailers. Granted, it's pretty cheap to come up with new, trailer-specific scares, but it's still an effort that by no means has to be made in most cases. It's also the film that is by far the most successful movie to come along on DVD this Valentine's Day, although there are a few other worthy candidates below. What are you going to buy today, if anything?
|1. Paranormal Activity 3|
In most respects, this was a pretty decent entry into the Paranormal Activity franchise. Not the scariest (2 still wins that honor in my opinion), but decent, with some fun camera tricks to be played on the audience.
|2. The Rum Diary|
This is a movie that basically disappeared from the critical and commercial consensus as soon as it appeared, as far as I could tell. Audiences and critics alike seemed to be united in their lack of caring for the film, even if Amber Heard was around to convince them of the error of their ways.
|3. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)|
On the other hand, audiences were united in their praise for The Human Centipede II, featuring the year's best sandpaper masturbation!
|4. Take Shelter|
Undoubtedly the 2011 film that I most desire to catch up on, Take Shelter features what is apparently a powerhouse performance from Michael Shannon as a possibly-crazy man who insists on building his family a doomsday bunker. Look for more on this on the site when I get a chance to take a look at it.
|5. The Elite Squad 2|
Otherwise known as Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, this second film in the Elite Squad series is the all-time highest grossing movie in Brazil.
|6. Tiny Furniture|
I'm not sure why this is just now coming out on DVD, but apparently Criterion has seen fit to place it in their collection. I can't say I esteem it as highly as they seem to, but it's worth checking out if you're a fan of low-budget contemporary filmmaking. I would still easily place Kicking & Screaming above it in the ranks of post-collegiate filmmaking, though.
|7. The Dead|
In smaller releases, we have The Dead, The Interrupters, Mozart's Sister, Woody Allen: A Documentary, Tales From The Golden Age, and All Things Fall Apart. Very few of which appear to be in our database. Who among you will correct these errors?
|8. Beavis and Butt-Head|
Television releases this week include: Beavis & Butt-Head: Volume 4, Family Matters: Season Two, Storage Wars: Volume 2, Dr. Who: The Doctor, The Widow, And The Wardrobe, and Jem And The Holograms: Season 2.