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New on DVD (February 11, 2013)

 

6 new releases to discuss this week and somehow I have not seen any of them, it always amazes me how many weeks I do this and how many movies I see and there is still weeks like this one.

First up we have

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It seems most people love this film and I must say that I have been wanting to see it.  Seems like a well put together coming of age story covering the high and lows of growing up.  Based on a best selling Stephen Chobsky novel this DVD is on my list.

next up we have

The Man with the Iron Fists

Not to be mistaken with The Man in the Iron Mask this is a film about Warriors, Assassins and it seems like there are a lot of well orchestrated fight scenes.  I remember seeing the preview for this and wishing Russel Crowe was not in it, I also saw them toting Tarantino as a producer trying to get the Kill Bill fans in to see it.  I thought it looked pretty cool but there is something that smells a little fishy about this one, meaning I am willing to bet it falls a little flat.

then we have

Bully

This documentary is getting rave reviews and covers one of the prevalent topics in the school system, bullying.  Bully follows 5 kids and families over the course of a school year, some of these families have lost children to suicide so I imagine this one will be pretty heavy.  I am eager to watch this.

Silent Hill Revelations

Really?

and then we have

The Sessions

Based on the writings of journalist and poet Mark O’Brien this film is about a 38-year-old virgin with an iron lung trying to lose his virginity.  Now I know nothing about Mark O’ Brien but this is being touted as a great film.  Stars, where have you been, Helen Hunt and also stars William H. Macy and up and comer Moon Bloodgood, it may be worth watching just for Bloodgood.

and finally we have

Robot & Frank

Starring Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and Frank Langella this film follows an elderly man who bought a Robot to care for him in his old age instead of going to the nursing home.  This to me seems to be the most original film of the week and I am looking forward to catching this one soon.

That’s it that’s all

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  • Erik - Movie140 February 11, 2013, 11:48 am

    Perks of Being a Wallflower is such an adorable film, cant recommend it enough. Robot and Frank seems interesting, unfortunately I have to wait until March to see it. For some reason I skipped Silent Hill and The Man with the Iron Fists, they don’t seem appealing to me. :)

  • Chris February 11, 2013, 12:24 pm

    Heh, funny you mention Russel Crowe as such, ’cause he’s actually the best thing about that movie by far! But yeah, it’s one that had a ton of potential, but falls about as flat as you’re predicting.

    You should definitely go see Perks, though!

    • scottydynamite February 11, 2013, 1:18 pm

      Crowe peaked for me at A Beautiful Mind, I just saw him in Les Mis and was terrified. He just makes me want to see movies less if he is in them.

  • ruth February 11, 2013, 1:18 pm

    I still have to see Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’ve seen the rest but not interested in ‘Iron Fists.’ I actually caught ‘Bully’ at a local film fest where the filmmaker and some of the cast (the kid in the glasses that’s featured prominently was there with his family). It’s quite a harrowing documentary, hard to watch but an important one.

    • scottydynamite February 11, 2013, 1:20 pm

      It looks really heavy and I agree it is important but certainly need to be in that kind of mood. Thanks for the input.

  • ckckred February 11, 2013, 2:41 pm

    I’ll probably rent both Perks and The Sessions and as much as I love Tarantino I’ll probably skip Iron Fists.

    • scottydynamite February 11, 2013, 3:08 pm

      Perks and Sessions do look good I also want to check out Bully when I feel in the mood for something that is obviously going to piss me off.

  • mummbles February 11, 2013, 7:14 pm

    Good releases, well for me because I haven’t seen Perks or The Sessions even though I wanted to. I would even see Iron Fists because it might have some crazy action in it.

  • Keith February 11, 2013, 7:36 pm

    SKYFALL!!!!!!

    • scottydynamite February 12, 2013, 6:28 am

      Yeah I saw a commercial for Skyfall DVD but when I went and checked out my normal release site it was unlisted. Is it a special early release?

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