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DVD/BLU RAY SHED > This Week's New Blu Ray Releases | Blu Ray Shed: October 16, 2012
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This Week's New Blu Ray Releases | Blu Ray Shed: October 16, 2012
That's My Boy
dir. Sean Anders
How do you follow up the annus horribilus that was Adam Sandler’s Jack & Jill/Just Go With It/Bucky Larson/Zookeeper 2011? By dropping the atomic turd That’s My Boy and trying to take Andy Samberg down with you, apparently.
dir. Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson reaches new heretofore unimagined heights of Wes-Andersonness with his familiarly twee and reassuringly symmetrical tale of childhood romance, Moonrise Kingdom.
dir. Bradley Parker
Found-footage-horror impresario and creator of the Paranormal Activity franchise Oren Peli’s always had a knack for wringing suspense and terror out of absolute rock-bottom budgets. And while Chernobyl Diaries, which he produced and wrote, is sure to count as a moderate financial success, it’s less of a treat to actually sit down and watch. It’s got a great premise: a bunch of adventure tourists sneak into the town of Pripyat near Chernobyl and are then victimized by the mutated husks that survive in the Exclusion Zone, the film labours under a heavy blanket of predictable clichéd twists, poor performances and a cast of characters that are all collectively too dumb to imagine them ever even halfway escaping the grim radioactive hell they wandered into.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
dir. Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
The Madagascar franchise is the anti-Shrek: it’s getting significantly better with every sequel. That’s enough to make it worth watching in and of itself, for a franchise to improve over time is bizarre to the point of being incredible. Of course, if you have a kid you’ve probably already seen Madagascar 3 and contributed your $20 to the film’s elephantine $600M+ box office—why not kick in another $25 and buy a copy for your kids to watch over and over and over again? At least in this instance you know you’ll be financially supporting folks who are actually concerned with their craft!