This Week’s Big Releases
Synopsis: Tired of being the villain, Wreck-It Ralph, the antagonist of the game Fix-It Felix Jr., travels through other games in the arcade to see if he can ever be a hero. Nerds rejoice. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer.
Tomatometer Rating: 86%
Special Features: The film includes the Oscar winning animated short “Paperman”, along with a look at the creation of the various worlds within the game, a gamer’s guide through the film hosted by The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, as well as deleted scenes and commercials for the games within the film.
Deals: Amazon and Target have the blu-ray for $19.99.
Buy/Queue/Skip: I really enjoyed this film and most of the rest of us here were quite irritated when MY MOTHER’S A BEAR won the Best Animated Feature Oscar. This is a great Disney tale that will appeal to kids and adults alike, especially nerds and nerdlings in training. BUY IT and look for JC’s review later in the week. Check out Courtney’s review for more.
Synopsis: AMURIKAH! (feat. Thor and Peeta), a remake of the Patrick Swayze/Lea Thompson joint from 1984.
Tomatometer Rating: 11%
Special Features: Not a one.
Deals: Amazon, Best Buy and Target have the blu-ray for $22.99.
Buy/Queue/Skip: If the Rotten Tomatoes scores don’t convince you, let Courtney’s review. SKIP IT.
Also Available This Week
Also available this week is LAY THE FAVORITE, with Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones, which JC will be checking out.
There’s also Spielberg’s masterpiece SCHINDLER’S LIST (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION), available on blu-ray for the first time, and the OH GOD THERE’S CREEPY THINGS IN PEOPLE’S MOUTHS AHHHHH WHYYYYYYYY found footage movie THE BAY.
Based on the book by Peter Cameron, SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is a coming of age story of a young kid in New York trying to figure things out like the rest of us. While I haven’t seen this movie, I LOVED the book when it came out (I highly recommend it) and I hope that the movie holds up.
See you next week!