Moviefone’s New Release Pick of the Week
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
What’s It About? Hugh Grant voices the Pirate Captain, a lovable loser and the leader of a ship full of swashbuckling outcasts. The Captain’s quest to win the coveted “Pirate of the Year” award sets him on a slapstick journey involving a desperate-for-ladies Charles Darwin, a too-smart-for-humans chimpanzee and a gluttonous, murderous Queen Victoria.
See It Because: Aardman Animation, the studio behind “Wallace & Gromit” and “Chicken Run,” return with a stop-motion adventure bursting with never-ending slapstick and sly English witticisms; it’s a great British riff on “Looney Tunes” and you’ll need more than one viewing to catch all the jokes.

Watch The First TEN MINUTES from “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

(Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

Moviefone’s Blu-ray Pick of the Week
“Quadrophenia” (Criterion Collection)
What’s It About? Inspired by The Who’s rock album of the same name, the teen angst drama tells the tale of love, friendship and growing in the ’60s Mod scene of London.
See It Because: Criterion makes the best home entertainment packages. Period. With this new release, the Who’s classic soundtrack has been given the remastered sound design that music lovers have been waiting for.

New on DVD & Blu-ray
What’s It About? The board game gets a movie that’s equal parts Michael Bay and “Independence Day,” and is as laughably stupid as you would imagine.
See It or Skip It: Skip it.

Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Battleship”

(Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)

“Darling Companion”
What’s It About? Screenwriting great Lawrence Kasdan (“The Big Chill,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”) returns with a family comedy starring acting greats (Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline) and the search for their missing dog. It’s a fairly light movie and we’ve seen better from everyone before, but the cast can do no wrong in our eyes.
See It or Skip It: See it, if you’re looking for something more modest and laid-back.

Dog Lovers: Watch a Special Behind-the-Scenes Feature on “Darling Companion”

(Also Available on Redbox)

“The Lucky One”
What’s It About? Another book by Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook,” “Dear John,” “The Last Song”) gets adapted. This time it stars Zac Efron. These movies are review-proof to the hardcore fanbase.
See It or Skip It: If you wanted to see it, you probably saw it in theaters.

Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Lucky One”

(Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)

“Monsieur Lazhar”
What’s It About? This thoughtful drama, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, concerns an Algerian substitute who must help lead a traumatized elementary school class that is still reeling from the suicide of their teacher.
See It or Skip It: See it, if you’re not scared away by subtitles.

“The Moth Diaries”
What’s It About? The director of “American Psycho” offers up her own take on the vampire mythos with a sensual thriller set in an all-girls-school; guys, it’s not what you think it is, everyone else, it’s laughably pretentious.
See It or Skip It: Skip it.
(Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)

“Starship Troopers: Invasion”
What’s It About? The giant-bug-blasting sci-fi series gets a computer-generated animated sequel; for hardcore completists only.
See It or Skip It: See it, if you really care about the vast “mythology” of the “Starship Troopers” universe.
(Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)

“Think Like a Man”
What’s It About? Steve Harvey’s best-selling relationship guide gets adapted into a sleek romantic-comedy about a battle of wits between the sexes; “Think Like a Man” was the spring’s surprise box-office hit and a huge crowd-pleaser.
See It or Skip It: See it.
(Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

New to Blu-ray
“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”

“Dreamworks Spooky Stories”


“Lonesome” | “The Last Performance” | “Broadway” (Criterion Collection)

“Looney Tunes Mouse Collection: Chuck Jones Collection”

“The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” Extended Edition

“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” Extended Edition

“The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” Extended Edition

“School of Rock”

New on Redbox

“War of the Worlds”

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