New DVD and Blu-ray Releases — November 2012
It’s election month and time to hit the polls, but we’ve found another way you can vote: with your dollar! We’ve got a breakdown of November’s DVD and Blu-ray releases, so grab your wallet and cast your vote for what’s worthy of sitting on your shelf this month.
‘Arthur Christmas’ – Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook. Starring James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, and Bill Nighy. It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s son needs to commandeer good ol’ dad’s operation for a very special mission.
‘Your Sister’s Sister’ – Directed by Lynn Shelton. Starring Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Emily Blunt. When Jack’s dad passes away, his friend Iris invites him to stay with her at her family’s remote cabin, but things get complicated after Jack has an encounter with Iris’ sister.
’360′ – Directed by Fernando Mereilles. Starring Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, and Anthony Hopkins. The stories of various people with very different backgrounds intertwine via their personal relationships.
‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — Part 1′ 2-Disc Special Edition – Directed by Jay Oliva. Starring Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, and David Selby. Based on the hit graphic novel of the same name, this story follows an aging Batman as he’s forced out of retirement when a new and sinister criminal force enters Gotham.
‘Rec 3′ – Directed by Paco Plaza. Starring Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin, and Javier Botet. The ‘Rec’ series ditches the found footage for the latest installment, which follows a couple on what becomes a very horrific wedding day.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ – Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans. This reboot tells the origin story of Spider-Man as he tries to uncover the truth behind what happened to his parents and face down a brilliant scientist-turned-foe.
‘Brave‘ – Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell. Starring Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, and Emma Thomspon. Princess Merida is young and rebellious and unhappy with her impending arranged marriage, so she takes fate into her own hands in the latest animated adventure from Pixar.
‘The Watch‘ – Directed by Akiva Schaffer. Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill. A group of men form a neighborhood watch program to distract themselves from their boring lives and wind up protecting the planet from invading aliens.
‘The Queen of Versailles’ – Directed by Lauren Greenfield. This documentary follows billionaire couple Jackie and David Siegel and the way the economy affects their construction of a mansion based on Versailles palace.
‘2 Days in New York‘ – Directed by Julie Delpy. Starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock. In this sequel to ’2 Days in Paris,’ Marion has moved on and is living with her husband Mingus, a radio personality who also has a child from a previous relationship.
‘Dark Horse’ – Directed by Todd Solondz. Starring Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, and Christopher Walken. A man-child who collects toys and is the dark horse of his family finds love with a depressed woman on the rebound.
‘Vamps‘ – Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, and Dan Stevens. Two lady vampires in New York navigate the dating scene in pursuit of love in this film that reunites ‘Clueless’ director Amy Heckerling with Alicia Silverstone.
‘The Expendables 2‘ – Directed by Simon West. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, and Jason Statham. Mr. Church gets the Expendables back together for a quick payday, but when one of their own is killed the mission becomes one of revenge.
‘Bringing Up Bobby’ – Directed by Famke Janssen. Starring Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, and Marcia Cross. Actress Famke Janseen makes her directorial debut with this tale of a con-artist who moves her son to a nice suburban neighborhood, hoping to give him a better life.
‘ParaNorman‘ – Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell. A young boy with an interest in spooky things is his town’s only hope when an old curse causes zombies and ghosts to invade.
‘Step Up Revolution‘ – Directed by Scott Speer. Starring Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, and Cleopatra Coleman. When Emily moves to Miami she’s got big dreams of being a dancer, but she falls for the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is the victim of her father’s development plans.
‘Lawless‘ – Directed by John Hillcoat. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Guy Pearce. A bootlegging group in a small town in Virginia are threatened by a new deputy who wants a cut of their profits.