The Runaways
Since it's based on Cherie Currie's memoir, this isn't so much a rock band bio, but a look into the world of Currie and The Runaways most famous lady -- Joan Jett. Nevertheless, it's a wildly fun flick fueled by catchy tunes like "Cherry Bomb." In his review, Kevin Kelly rightly noted: "Although he's not given as much screen time as Fanning and Stewart, Michael Shannon takes this movie, straps it to his back, and walks away with it completely." As a fun, rock bio-meets-music video, Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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The Losers
A team of mercenaries are double-crossed and left to die in the Bolivian jungle after big villain Max (Jason Patric) takes out a helicopter full of kids. Now they want revenge. In his review, William Goss wrote that Patric is "most emblematic of the impish charm that keeps the flick afloat when familiar contempt should by all rights take it apart. Two epilogues and one overplayed Journey joke suggest that White and company may care more about their characters than we ever do; then again, in the movie, the Losers are the very best at what they do. At the movies, The Losers is just good enough to get the job done." Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray and see if it swims out of 50-50 and into buy territory.

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Cop Out
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star as cops, with Kevin Smith directing from a script he didn't write. This is the experience that led Smith to rant that critics should pay for the honor of seeing movies, and led our Jeffrey M. Anderson to vie for a cover quote with "comedy disaster," "a total cinematic disaster," and a movie "so awful you can hardly believe it." So, just Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Mother
The latest from director Bong Joon-ho (he's the man behind the uber-excellent The Host) takes a new turn, seeing an elderly mother struggle with an easily-led son who gets mixed up in a murder. Eric Snider reviewed the film from the Portland Film Fest and wrote: "As with most great mysteries, the outcome, when it is discovered, turns out to have been inevitable: Now that we know the facts, of course this is how it had to end. That un-gimmicky structure is what makes the delightfully dark and twisted journey so enjoyably satisfying."

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Prodigal Sons
A transgender woman heads back to her Montana hometown to reunite with her brother for the first time in years. Full of interesting twists, she was the football star voted most likely to succeed, while he suffered in school and in life (part of his brain was removed after a head injury), only to discover that he's related to some of Hollywood's royalty -- Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. The documentary won many awards and much praise, and will soon be available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

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Also out: 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Forbidden World, Ninja's Creed, Wronged Man, Ultimate Heist, Sutures, The Collective, Thick as Thieves, May 18, I Do, I Don't

Also out on Blu-ray: Tin Man, Evil Aliens, Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, Cats & Dogs

Criterion Releases: The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus