CATEGORIES Movie NewsMoviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" What's It About? Robert Downey Jr. takes another lap with the classic detective, solving mysteries in this blockbuster interpretation. See It Because: RDJ and his Dr. Watson (played by Jude Law) are such a charismatic duo, they'd make ordering a pizza look entertaining. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)
Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Harold and Maude" Criterion Collection What's It About? The ultimate May-December romance stars Bud Cort as Harold, a morbid, death-obsessed teenager whose life is changed by a budding relationship with Maude (Ruth Gordon), a 79-year-old free spirit. See It Because: At the time of its release, the dark humor made it something of a cult classic, but over time, it's become recognized as a comedy classic; the new Criterion edition gives the film the kind of prestige it deserves (not to mention a beautifully restored Cat Stevens soundtrack).
New on DVD & Blu-ray "The Assault" What's It About? The 1994 hijacking of Air France Flight 8969 is dramatized in a French-language action thriller; the true story is gripping enough to make up for the movie's over-stylized melodrama. See It or Skip It: See it, if you're looking for a "smarter" action movie. (Also Available on Redbox)
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" What's It About? When the "Crank" directors were set to take over this comic-book franchise, fans thought they would deliver the kind of manic energy the movie needs. But the whole thing is so two-dimensional that they ended up making a movie about a motorcycle-riding flaming skullhead feel cold and listless. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)
"In Darkness" What's It About? Based on a true story, this tense, harrowing film follows a sewer worker who helps Jewish refugees survive underground during the Nazi occupation of Poland. See It or Skip It: See it. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)
"A Little Bit of Heaven" What's It About? Kate Hudson drags down Gael Garcia Bernal in one of the worst romantic comedies ever made. See It or Skip It: Skip it. For all that is good in the world, skip it. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)
"Superman Vs. The Elite" What's It About? The latest animated feature from DC Comics spotlights Superman questioning his definition of "justice" after a new band of harsher superheroes comes on the scene. See It or Skip It: See it.
"Too Big to Fail" What's It About? William Hurt and Paul Giamatti star in HBO's hard-line look at America's current economic crisis and the 2008 bank bailout. The movie doesn't make you feel great about the country, but it's a smart, well-acted look at the real people running America. See It or Skip It: See it.
"Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" What's It About? Tyler Perry does another movie about the difference between the working class and the upper class; his assembly-line output is always able to snag great actors, but it's the same basic story every time. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)
New to Blu-ray "As Good As It Gets"
"The Dark Crystal" / "Labyrinth" (Brian Froud Art Edition)
"The Gold Rush" Criterion Collection
"Spider-Man" Trilogy Re-Issues
John Steinbeck's "The Wayward Bus" (1957)
New on Redbox "Chronicle" DVD & Blu-ray
"The Grey" DVD & Blu-ray
"John Carter" DVD & Blu-ray
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" DVD & Blu-ray "Young Sherlock Holmes"