Moviefone’s Top DVD of the Week
“Escape from Tomorrow”
What’s It About? A trip to the House of Mouse becomes a surreal nightmare for a father of two.
Why We’re IN: Filmed secretly on location at Disney World and Disneyland, “Escape from Tomorrow” is creepier than “It’s a Small World.”
Moviefone’s Top Blu-ray of the Week
“Il Sorpasso” (Criterion)
What’s It About? A wild bachelor and an uptight law student go on a road trip for the ages in this adored Italian comedy.
Why We’re IN: It’s been spiffed up and digitally restored, and even the subtitles got a makeover. Plus, there are all the Criterion bells and whistles we know and love.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
What’s It About? Willem Dafoe and Matt Dillon star as a cop and a criminal who are forced to work together to bring down an even bigger baddie. Neal McDonough, who freaked everyone out in “Justified,” co-stars
IN or OUT: Out.
“The Best Offer”
What’s It About? An antiques dealer (Geoffrey Rush) doesn’t particularly like dealing with people, and his latest client is a young woman who’s definitely a pain in the keister. Will her weird ways teach this old dog new tricks?
IN or OUT: This arty drama/thriller charmed critics, though it didn’t get much of a theatrical release. Hitchcock fans might want to check it out.
What’s It About? Something weird happened on Zach and Samantha McCall’s honeymoon, and nine months later, Samantha’s pregnancy seems anything but normal.
IN or OUT: More found footage horror? Now that’s a scary idea.
What’s It About? Sadly, this is not the classic Rolling Stones doc by the Maysles‘ brothers. Disney starlet Vanessa Hudgens gets tough to play a pregnant, homeless teen with an abusive mother (Rosario Dawson). Luckily, James Earl Jones is there in non-Vader garb as a guy who helps her find her way into a shelter and a better future.
IN or OUT: Out.
What’s It About? Josh Brolin stars as a prison escapee named Frank who seeks refuge with an agoraphobic woman named Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith). Frank fixes things around the house and cooks for them while he’s avoiding authorities and holding them hostage over Labor Day weekend. He also manages to make baking a peach pie look sexy.
IN or OUT: This tepid love affair will leave you hungry.
“The Legend of Hercules”
What’s It About? Greek myth gets the “Twilight” touch with Kellan Lutz as the muscle-bound hero Hercules. Directed by Renny Harlin of “Deep Blue Sea” infamy.
IN or OUT: Out, unless you’re just looking for some laughs.
New on Blu-ray
“Gamera: Ultimate Collection” (Vol. 1 and 2)
What’s It About? The crazy turtle-like Kaiju from Daiei Studios destroys a whole lot of stuff in these eight (EIGHT!) films. Volume 1 is the first four films in the Gamera series, and Volume 2 is the last four.
IN or OUT: If you love this fireball-spitting turtle monster, you’ll want in.
“Sophie’s Choice” (Collector’s Choice)
What’s It About? If you haven’t seen this classic tearjerker that won Meryl Streep her first Oscar, we can’t help you.
IN or OUT: There aren’t a ton of extras to recommend this as a fancy collector’s edition, but it’s a great movie to add to your collection.
“The Wind and the Lion”
What’s It About? Warner Bros. open up their archives for this exciting action/adventure story about a woman who is kidnapped in Morocco. Sarring Candice Bergen, John Huston, and Sean Connery.
IN or OUT: This isn’t writer/director John Milius’s finest or most well-known work (that would probably be his script for “Apocalypse Now,” although he also wrote and directed “Conan the Barbarian” and “Red Dawn”), but it’s still an enjoyable ride.
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