CATEGORIES Movie NewsMoviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "The Secret World of Arrietty" What's It About? This adaptation of the beloved fantasy series "The Borrowers" deals with a young sick boy named Sho, who befriends Arrietty, a member of a secret race of little people that live underneath the floorboards. Sho and Arrietty must preserve their friendship while also protecting the family of Borrowers from suspicious humans. See It Because: Studio Ghibli, the world renowned Japanese animation studio behind "Arrietty," have never made a bad movie. Seriously. "Arrietty" is an adorably cute modern fairy tale that never feels saccharine, and features lush atmospheric animation.
Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week The "Lethal Weapon" Collection What's It About? The entire Riggs-Murtaugh saga is packaged together in one convenient box set, bringing "I'm getting too old for this sh*t," Jet Li's kicks, "It's just been revoked" and Gary Busey into the world of glorious high definition. See It Because: In addition to all four movies, the collection comes with loads of bonus content: deleted scenes, outtakes, behind-the-scenes features and commentary on all films by series director, Richard Donner.
New on DVD & Blu-ray "Certified Copy" (Criterion Collection) What's It About? Juliette Binoche stars as a French antiques dealer who meets a British writer in Tuscany and decides to spend the day with him. During the course of their date, their conversations change so much, that you're not sure if this was really their first date after all. See It or Skip It: See it, if you're up for philosophical discussions about what's real and what's fake. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)
"Mutant Girls Squad" What's It About? A mutant girl joins up with a band of rebel mutants (a squad if you will) to fight back against the humans that abused them. Be prepared for splatterific levels of over-the-top gore involving chainsaws, weird body appendages and bodily fluids. See It or Skip It: See it, if you already dig the craziness of J-Horror.
"Perfect Sense" What's It About? Ewan McGregor and Eva Green star as two lovers living in a world where a strange virus is robbing people of their senses, and they must learn to go on without sight, sound or touch. The film may not perfectly balance the love story in the wake of impending disaster, but it's a well-acted exploration of the premise. See It or Skip It: See it. (Also Available on Redbox | Amazon Instant Video)
"Red Tails" What's It About? George Lucas' passion project, an action-adventure take on the Tuskegee Airmen, has the same flaws as his other projects (corny dialogue, stilted performances) but it's loads better than the "Star Wars" prequels and shows that he still has some fire, when working on something he cares about. See It or Skip It: See it. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video )
"This Means War" What's It About? This action-romance about a love triangle between Reese Witherspoon and CIA agents Chris Pine and Tom Hardy tried to appeal to men and women, but misfired completely. See It or Skip It: Skip it.
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"The Woman in Black" What's It About? It's nothing revolutionary -- and not without its eye-rolling cliches -- but the old-school British haunted house movie starring Daniel Radcliffe is enough of a crowd pleaser. See It or Skip It: See it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video )
New to Blu-ray In addition, to "Arrietty," two Studio Ghibli films are released on Blu-ray for the first time. "Castle in the Sky" is a dazzling fantasy adventure, involving pirates, magic crystals and young heroes, set in a sky-bound world.
"Whisper of the Heart" is a sweet summer romance concerning an adorable bookworm who gets separated from the object of her affection and vows to write a grand fantasy novel before he returns.
New to Redbox "Contraband" DVD & Blu-ray