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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave: J. Edgar, Puss in Boots and a Tower Heist

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By Chris Kavan - 02/21/12 at 12:05 PM CT

It looks like you get a little of everything for your Feb. 21, 2012 weekly release. Granted, you'll have to wait a few more days for one particular swarthy animated cat, but you can hold out, can't you?

1) The cat in question is voiced by the silky-smooth Antonio Banderas who always sounds like he's having a good time as Puss in Boots. With a supporting cast including Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Guillermo del Toro (who is only voicing, not directing, or else it would look something like this instead) it's sure to be a good time. I'm not usually one for sequels (or prequels as this would probably be considered) but I would give this a chance over Happy Feet 2 or Kung Fu Panda 2.

2) If you find animation beneath you (you monster!) than maybe a historical biopic is more your speed. Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio are here to save they day in the appropriately titled J. Edgar. The movie ended getting only a so-so reception from audiences and critics (and no love from the major awards) and while Eastwood's track record hasn't been as impressive of late, it's probably a film I would still watch. Just like Hereafter, I'm not expecting fireworks, but hopefully it keeps me entertained.

3) On the complete opposite side of historical biopics you have the return of the ensemble comedy. Plus as an added bonus Tower Heist manages to stay relevant to current financial hardships by painting the villain as a cut-rate Bernie Madoff. I had higher hopes for a cast that seemed to bring Eddie Murphy back from his state of terrible comedic films - plus Ben Stiller was good in the Night at the Museum flicks. Somehow this never really clicked with audiences, but I'm willing to give this a shot just to see how these people work together.

4) A film that has an intriguing concept, Martha Marcy May Marlene follows a young woman as she attempts to return to a normal life following a harrowing experience as part of a cult. Elizabeth Olsen - younger sister to twins Mary-Kate and Ashley - has been getting rave reviews for her performance, this film has been on my radar for awhile. I just hope the delivery works out as well as the description suggests.

That will have to tide most people over as the Blu-Ray front is surprisingly quiet this week. In fact, the only real release of note is John Wayne/Henry Fonda classic western Fort Apache, which might make my dad happy, but I don't see this causing panic in the streets. Still, if this is your preferred genre, it's worth upgrade.

You can check out all these releases and more on the FilmCrave New DVD Releases and FilmCrave New Blu-Ray Releases pages today.


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