New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave: Visit the World of Tron, Narnia and Take the Little Fockers
By Chris Kavan - 04/05/11 at 09:37 AM CT
Sometimes you just need to escape, and this week the offerings will grant you your wish.
1) No surprise here, Jeff Bridges will abide once again in the cyberscape with Tron: Legacy. Also along for the ride are Garrett Hedlund and new it girl Olivia Wilde. I wanted to see this in theaters, but never go around to it. Now it's about time to catch up with what I missed.
2) From one fantasy world to another: I have a feeling this third voyage to Narnia could well be the last, so enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader while you can. This is my favorite book in the series, but I have a feeling the film is going to be a letdown. That won't stop me from watching it, eventually.
3) If you feel like keeping up with the Fockers, then good things are coming your way when Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller face off once again in Little Fockers. This is one I have no qualms about skipping, as I really didn't think the original was all that great and didn't even bother with the sequel.
4) Another comedy that had a rough go of things - being pushed back repeatedly was the Jim Carrey / Ewan McGregor prison comedy / love story I Love You Phillip Morris. I have a feeling this is a lot like The Cable Guy - it probably gets less attention than it deserves and isn't near as bad as it is made out to be.
Some more big guns are being offered on the Blu-Ray front. Leading the was is De Niro in the role that made him famous - Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. Vigilante justice and alienation have never been better. If bleak urban living isn't your style you have other choices: maybe you prefer a musical. Then you have Fiddler on the Roof, one of the few musicals I will admit liking. You can also visit a robotronic future with A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Even though I think the ending almost ruins it, the rest of the film is strong enough to overcome it. Finally, in the rush to cash in on the remake, you can have the original Arthur / Arthur 2: On the Rocks double collection.
Something this week is sure to impress, but if you don't like what you see here, visit the FilmCrave New DVD Releases and FilmCrave New Blu-Ray Releases pages for all the films being released this week.