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Release Review – Week of April 9th, 2013

This Week’s Big Releases

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HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Synopsis: Bill Murray! Presidential handjobs!
Tomatometer Rating: 38%
Special Features: Special features include: commentary by Director Roger Michell and Producer Kevin Loader, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.
Deals: Amazon has the blu-ray for $22.99.
Buy/Queue/Skip: Even Bill Murray can’t save this one. SKIP IT.

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DOWN THE SHORE
Synopsis: Starring James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen, DOWN ON THE SHORE is a small little indie film about dead family members and carousels.
Tomatometer Rating: 50%
Special Features: None.
Deals: Amazon has the blu-ray for $19.99.
Buy/Queue/Skip: If even the critics couldn’t come to a consensus yet, don’t waste your time. SKIP IT.

Also Available This Week

While this week’s mainstream releases might be a little lackluster, Criterion is making up for it with three releases this week: GATE OF HELL, Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH and Laurence Olivier’s RICHARD III.

This week I’ll also be checking out MERLIN: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SERIES and Korean action film WOOCHI: THE DEMON SLAYER.

Manny’s Pick

With the premiere of the sixth season on Sunday the 7th, now is as good of a time as ever to catch up with MAD MEN, who’s incredible fifth season was just added to Netflix Watch Instantly. The show continues to be one of the most gripping and well acted on television and with Netflix, you’ll be able to marathon them and be caught up in no time at all.

See you next week!

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