February 7th 2012 DVD New Releases

New releases on DVD & Blu-Ray
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1.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. (117 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ Silly and forgettable - I'll be glad when this dreary series of lovelorn teens is over - the great Bill Condon slumming for this mess...
** out of 4
$280,277,000 US Box Office

Note (for those who really do care), this will be a FRIDAY release ” - claydav
 
2.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree. (90 mins.)
“ Over-the-top & the funniest in the trilogy of stoner comedies. The two leads have great chemistry together & Neil Patrick Harris playing himself is terrific - hard "R" film & not for the easily offended (so, I did enjoy it!)
*** out of 4
$35,061,031 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
3.
Anonymous (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ A miss at the box office (earned $4 million, cost $30)

$4,463,292 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
4.
Ra.One (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real. (156 mins.)
Director: Anubhav Sinha
“ More Bollywood from Eros Entertainment

$2,511,689 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
5.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ Oscar nominated Documentary - intrigued to check this one out myself this week

$411,184 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
6.
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code... (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrell
“ $202,531 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
7.
3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ Interesting premise involving a "threesome" where not all parties are aware of the other - from Germany - it's in my Netflix queue this week!
$ 59,954 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
8.
On the Bowery (1956 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out... (65 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
“ Re-issued documentary that had limited, specialized release this Autumn 2010
$ 41,802 ” - claydav
 
9.
All's Faire in Love (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Marshall
“ Sounds like "Enchanted"-light - not my cup of tea...
$ 22,180 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
10.
Knuckle (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Palmer
“ Another boxing documentary -
$ 2,647 US Box Office ” - claydav
 
11.
A Warrior's Heart (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A talented high school lacrosse player deals with the pain from his military dad's death, a resentful new coach, and consequences of his own arrogance. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Sears
“ Looks like something made for ABC Family - originally scheduled for a theaterical release - the studio pulled it & drop kicked it as a DVD premiere...
$ Direct to DVD ” - claydav