CATEGORIES Movie NewsDVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? Whatever your poison, we've got the highlights and lowlights on the week's new releases.
Moviefone's Pick of the Week
What's It About? "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James tackles the crisis of inner-city violence and the people who are trying restore peace and unity; following the CeaseFire activist organization for over a year as they try to quash Chicago's outbreak of gang-related crimes, "Interrupters" documents several cases of possible redemption -- with various results.
See It Because: Steve James films some incredibly real moments of hope and despair, and while the film feels epic in scope, it hits hardest when you realize that these events are just another day for everyone involved.
Also New on DVD & Blu-ray "The Rum Diary" Johnny Depp adapts another Hunter S. Thompson novel, but without any of the flair of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." See It or Skip It: Skip it. Also Available on: Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video
"Take Shelter" "Boardwalk Empire's" Michael Shannon takes a huge departure from his normal roles and plays a crazy man; kidding aside, the story of a family man struggling to determine if his apocalyptic visions are the result of his own dementia or an actual grim warning makes for a great character thriller. See It or Skip It: See it. Also Available on: Redbox | Amazon Instant Video
"All Things Fall Apart" A B-level drama about a promising football player stricken with cancer is notable only for the dramatic weight loss that rapper-turned-star 50 Cent underwent to convincingly play a sick man. See It or Skip It: Skip it.
"Tiny Furniture" Criterion Collection Lena Dunham became a buzzed-about indie sensation with this debut project that she wrote, directed and starred in; she plays a post-grad liberal arts major suffering from becoming... a functioning adult! Ack! See It or Skip It: See it, if you're into neurotic 20-something indie comedies.
"Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within" The political and criminal thriller about the Special Ops Squad of Rio de Janeiro became the highest-grossing film in the history of Brazil, and it's worth the hype.. See It or Skip It: See it (although you should check out Part 1 first).
"Human Centipede Two: Full Sequence" AHAHAHA. Respect to IFC for releasing this on Valentine's Day. See It or Skip It: Skip it if you have any decency; See it if you're a horror movie junkie that is desperate for a new fix.
New on Amazon Instant Video "Date Night"
"Johnny English Reborn"
New on Redbox "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas" DVD & Blu-ray
"The Wedding Date"
"Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil"
New on Blu-ray "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) "Boeing, Boeing" (1965) "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" (1972) "The Geisha Boy" "Pal Joey" "Rock-A-Bye Baby" "Three Outlaw Samurai" Criterion Collection