Remember Me
Robert Pattinson's first big mainstream starring role away from the supernatural, Remember Me is a divisive feature that many love, but just as many loathe. A story of romance and tragedy, Dawn Taylor wrote in her review: "that Remember Me is literate, sensitive, often quite funny, and altogether engaging, despite its formulaic underpinnings." It's ending is controversial, indeed, though I argue just as it should be. Rent it and check it out for yourself on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Green Zone
Reality gets a taste of fiction with Paul Greengrass' spin on Rajiv Chandrasekaran's experiences in Iraq's Green Zone, with Matt Damon leading a search for weapons of mass destruction. Jeffrey M. Anderson writes: "Green Zone turns out to be a rather routine thriller. But on the upside, it's more fun than most other Iraq war movies, and there are no soapbox speeches or finger-wagging; it leaves behind the stern importance usually associated with this genre." Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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She's Out of My League
Adding a little comedy to the mix, just after I ranted about Baruchel's hottie-magnet ways in I'm Reed Fish, Jay Baruchel gets to date the beautiful girl again, but this time the imbalance is noted. In his review, William Goss tried to rate the comedy: "to apply that rating system that Kirk's posse is so very fond of, the movie starts to shape up like an 8 before trying to fit in by acting like a 5, which makes it a... 7? Oh, it's a B.S. system anyway, as the boys inevitably come to understand. To put it another way, She's Out of My League is good for a couple of laughs, but falls short of being a keeper." Skip it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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The Last Station
Christopher Plummer plays writer Leo Tolstoy during the last year of his life, opposite Helen Mirren as his wife. Eugene Novikov wasn't a fan, writing: "The Last Station appeared to reduce much of the audience here to tears, but at best I could take it or leave it. For the most part, it is frustrating, and disappointingly gutless." But it is Plummer and Mirren, so no matter what side you fall on, the performances should be worth your time. Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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The Maid

Catalina Saavedra plays Raquel, a woman who has worked as a maid for a wealthy Chilean family for so long that she thinks of herself as a member of the family. They, in turn, hire her some young help and incensed, she gets the first to quit before an older and more experienced replacement gives her a run for her money. Saavedra's performance beat out the likes of The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner and The Messenger's Ben Foster for Best Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Indie Awards late last year. Rent it on DVD.

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Criterion releases: Red Desert, Close-Up

Also out: A Star is Born (Deluxe Edition), Fire and Ice, Riverworld, The Good Guy, Jack and the Beanstalk, Bluebeard, Thirst, Wolf Moon, Timer, Fireball, The 70% Club, Sex Drugs Guns, Split Ends, Hard Four, Jacques the Fatalist & His Master, Amanda



Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3D

One of last year's best animated films (and personally one I find a whole lot more enjoyable than Up) has returned to the shelves with a 3D Blu-ray. Blu-ray.com writes: "the transfer's strengths lie in its amazing sense of depth and fantastic detailing. The image is more about space than it is poking the audience in the eye, and while it does offer the occasional shot that contains elements that seem to be floating out in front of the screen, the image impresses the most simply by creating a seamless sense of dimension throughout the film." They do, however note, that the colors are less vibrant, as is usually the case with 3D installments. So color or extra dimensions -- the choice is yours.

Death Race 2000
The film that gave us the idea of hitting pedestrians for points is now getting the high-def treatment. It might not seem like the fare you'd jump at on Blu-ray, but IGN calls the transfer an "absolute knockout" with a "fairly pristine presentation." On top of nice looks, the disc offers commentaries, a retrospective, a featurette on design, interviews with Roger Corman, Costume Designer Jane Ruhm, author Ib Melchior, composer Paul Chihara, and a short chat with David Carradine, plus the usual stills and trailers.