City of Ember
This is the film that our Jette Kernion said is "one of the most gorgeous-looking films I've seen this year" (2008). It's the tale of a city in darkness -- a community that houses the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins, and Martin Landau, and is led by none other than Bill Murray. If thoughts of the future and rousing family fare are your cup of tea: Buy It on DVD. Sadly, there's no Blu-ray at this time.

Repo! The Genetic Opera
Unfortunately, this rock opera didn't live up to some expectations. But nevertheless, we're talking about a flick that had the cojones to cast Paris Hilton, and gave many rabid Buffy fans the opportunity to see Anthony Head belt out lyrics once again. Rent it, on DVD or Blu-ray, if you can handle a little blood and rock beats.

Max Payne
It came, it screened, it died. Max Payne was the action movie without action, the video game adaptation with serious plot changes. Perhaps in the right hands this still could have meant something amazing, but as it is, Payne fizzled. Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray. Elisabeth Rappe has a review of the DVD right here.

Igor
The hype and cast was great, but the animated film's arrival was not. ...But: Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray if you're curious.

Saw V
Peter Martin said: "Oddly toothless, the entire flick feels like it exists solely as preamble for Saw VI." Need more of a reason to Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray?

Henry Poole is Here
And yet another eh film. Just Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Express
Last year's football drama. Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray if you're feeling pensive and sporty.

Also released: Boogeyman 3, Center Stage: Turn It Up, Poison Ivy 4, Vacancy 2, The Deal, Amusement



The Children of Huang Shi
The history and story of The Children of Huang Shi is powerful. The film however, Nick Schager likened to "wartime heroism and loss [that] seems to have been cooked in a cinematic Easy Bake Oven, blending its familiar elements with uninspired clunkiness." Hit the books to learn this story. Skip it.

Elsa & Fred
Labeled "sweet but inconsequential" by Roger Ebert, it's still one of the few late-in-life romances you can check out. If you're up for some Spanish love with an 82-year-old fan of La Dolce Vita, Rent it.

Sputnik Mania
A lesson in the Cold War, narrated by Liev Schreiber and making use of archival footage that earned it a 90% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes? Buy it.

Also released: El Norte, The End of America, Confessions of an Action Star, El Ray de la Montana, Frontrunners



King Kong
The movie might not have gone down as a classic like the original, but the new Blu-ray release will be a must for the film's fans who want to see ol' KK all HD-like.

13 Going on 30
Jennifer Garner's "Thriller" dance in HD! ...that's all I could come up with.

Plus ... A big collection below, the cult classic Election, and: Antwone Fisher, The Deal, El Norte, Domino, The Pink Panther, Poison Ivy 4, and Unfaithful




The Notebook -- Limited Edition Gift Set
Geek features come with action figures, so what does a tissue-heavy romantic drama come with? A photo album and scrapbook -- plus scrapbooking accessories and a stationary set. But no new extras. Seriously. Why not just offer a Notebook line of stationary?!