New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave This Week: Grow Up, Pilgrim
By Chris Kavan - 11/09/10 at 09:40 AM CT
One highly successful film, one under-performing cult hit and lots of fun for everyone this week in releases.
1) I know where my allegiance lies - with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I don't care if it was a box office failure, I'm the target demographic and I thought the movie was a blast. If you like video games at all, you owe it to yourself to watch this one.
2) I'm not quite as enamored for Grown Ups, but it made a boatload of money at the box office, so it must be doing something right. Adam Sandler and co. try to capture some of that old magic to make you laugh once again. I would say this would be a good rental some day, but that's as far as I'm willing to go with this one.
3) Going much darker, I'm interested to see what all the fuss over Antichrist is about. Lars von Trier isn't known for going easy on subjects, and this is no exception. With Criterion on the release, the extras look great, especially the Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 documentary included with the film. I like to be pushed to the limit - this one just might do the trick.
4 - 5) For families, two releases to tide the crowd over. The first is based off a best-selling Beverly Cleary series: Ramona and Beezus is sure to please the female side of the family while not steering too far into gag-inducing territory. I'm not so sure that I can say the same for the overly-maudlin Charlie St. Cloud. This seems to venture way too far into the preachy category, no matter how emotional the story may be. Girls will be all over this one too, if only to see how dreamy Zac Efron can be in a more adult role.
On the Blu-Ray front you have the horror/comedy hybrid that is Tremors - always a good time when death and one-liners come together. You also have the original Ocean's 11 - the rat pack version for all you classic film fans.
As always, for the skinny on all the new releases, visit the New DVD Releases and New Blu-Ray Releases pages today.