New on DVD & Blu-ray, January 17: 'Ides of March,' 'Abduction'
DVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? Whatever your poison, here's the break down on all the week's new releases.
MOVIEFONE's PICK OF THE WEEK
"The Ides of March"
What's It About? Ryan Gosling stars as an idealistic consultant that gets swept up in the presidential campaign of Governor Mike Morris (co-star and director George Clooney). Through their tough battle trying to secure the Democratic nomination in Ohio, Gosling gets a crash-course in how real politics work.
See It Because: 'March' doesn't really tackle sweeping issues, but instead zeroes in on the much more personal conflict of making ethical compromises in the name of "the greater good." It's a tight, little drama about moral dillemas, featuring fantastic supporting players like Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Plus, you know, Clooney and the Gos.
Also Available on Red Box DVD and Blu-ray
Taylor Lautner's abs make their action movie debut, in this totally ridiculous teenage 'Bourne' knock-off.
See It or Skip It: Skip it (unless you like spending money on irony).
This family drama promoting Christan values tells the story of a police officer, who overcomes a personal tragedy and resolves to become a better father; from the makers of the similar hit "Fireproof."
See It or Skip It: Saying "See It" or "Skip It" to a movie as overtly Christian as this, will make it less a movie review and more an argument over spirituality in the modern world. You're either already interested in this movie, or you're not.
"Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star"
A "comedy" about a weird idiot that becomes a porn star; this is another one of those Adam Sandler movies where he gives money to his friends for making him laugh while doing a goofy voice.
See It or Skip It: Skip it.
"Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain"
Hart's record-setting stand-up tour is documented in this performance at L.A's Nokia Theater.
See It or Skip It: See it.
New on Redbox
New on Amazon Instant Video
"Belle de Jour" - The Criterion Collection
"Dead Poet's Society"
"Drive Me Crazy"
"Good Morning, Vietnam"
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" 3D Blu-ray
"License to Drive"
"Mysteries of Lisbon"
HBO's "The Tuskegee Airmen"