New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave: Green Lantern Saves the World from Horrible Bosses, Zookeeper
By Chris Kavan - 10/11/11 at 11:48 AM CT
It's the battle between a superhero, super-unpopular bosses and... Kevin James as a slew of films drop this week.
1) While I was severely underwhelmed by Green Lantern at the box office, I'm pretty sure it will still come out on top for new releases. Ryan Reynolds was just the wrong fit for this film - he should have stuck with Deadpool. Another fine example of how special effects alone can't carry a film.
2) A film I'm much more excited to see is Horrible Bosses. The ensemble cast looks great and I love that the actors (Jennifer Aniston in particular) are playing against their normal type. It looks like a cross between The Office and Strangers On a Train - who knew that combination would be so good?
3) Looking for something a bit deeper this week? Then Terrence Malick is here to help with The Tree of Life. Like many of Malick's previous films, you're probably either going to think this is going to be a revelation or be stupefied by the entire thing. I'm willing to give it a shot, but I'm a bit hesitant to say I'll enjoy it.
4) Now for something completely different: instead of philosophizing and using that melon of yours, Kevin James just wants to have fun as the Zookeeper. Looking, talking animals weren't cool when Dr. Doolittle came out, and as far as I'm concerned, they're still lame. Look, I gave Paul Blart a chance, but I'm not going to go that route again.
5) Finally we have one, you know, for kids - that would be the incredibly long-titled Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer. It was pretty much a bummer at the box office, but that doesn't mean it can't give the young ones some quality entertainment. However, I don't think adults will be so enamored, so leave this one for when you're not in the room.
On the Blu-Ray front, you have the ultimate scary kid flick, The Bad Seed. Before The Omen, before Orphan, this was you're seriously twisted psycho kid film. And just in time for Halloween too! Along with a scary kid, you can deal with the scary cop as cult film Maniac Cop also hits the high-def market. Cult films can be hit or miss, but this one is at least fun. If you prefer something a little less violent, you can check out Indian Summer or The Family Man. I consider both to be middle-of-the-road films to be certain, but when then it's a light week for Blu-Ray, so what can I do?
Anyway, the check out all the movies being offered this week, head on over to the FilmCrave New DVD Releases and FilmCrave New Blu-Ray Releases pages today.