As we can get excited for a big December month at the box office with many of the Oscar contenders being released, we must also prepare for the home video slump that usually occurs at the same time. Can we ever just have good movies being released on both? I swear, I'll watch like 10 movies a week if that will help!
Anyways, this week we have the home video release several of the late great summer 2012 movies with Lawless, ParaNorman, Men in Black III, Sparkle and Step Up Revolution. Okay, well, maybe they aren't all great.
Also, apparently certain DVDs are now released on Fridays in addition to Tuesdays. I have yet to figure out the strategy behind that, but just make sure to check the date before hitting up your local Redbox or Amazon Instant Video. By the way, can we talk about how obsessed I have become with Amazon Instant Video? It's like having Blockbuster at your finger tips. I have become best friends with my Roku remote and probably have given them way too much money recently.
Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain in the Depression-era bootlegging film that never found its legs at the box office. However, who could really complain about watching Tom Hardy on screen for two hours? Certainly, not me.
The story of Norman who struggles because he is anything but normal. Norman can see and talk to ghosts and eventually has to go on a quest to save his town because of it. Halloween may be over, but this is a horror film that I can get behind.
|3. Men in Black III|
Released on Friday, November 30th
The lastest installment in the Men in Black franchise takes Agents J and K go back in time. Well, really just Agent J goes back in time as he travels back to work with Agent K, to save the future of humankind in the present where Agent K's life is at stake. I think that's right. Time travel movies are confusing.
Best known for being the last film that Whitney Houston appeared in before her sudden and unexpected death and yup, that's all I have to say about that.
|5. Step Up Revolution|
One step can...Change. Your. World. Don't forget it.
|6. The Apparition|
It is 4% fresh on Rottentomatoes. 4% people! If that says doesn't say "don't watch me, cause I suck", I'm not sure if anything does.
|7. The Day|
My favorite review from the New York Daily News - "Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment." Do with that what you want.
|8. Burning Man|
No, it's not a movie about the debaucheraus yearly festival in the desert of California, but rather the story of a man who is a chef in a Bondi restaurant who goes on a rampage descending into darkness and the woman in his world who try to save him.
The first season of the unluckiest show around and the show that was cancelled in the middle of season 2 after the tragic death of several horses used in the show. If you feel like a short little stint of watching a series, here you go.