"Like Father, Like Son"
What's It About? Two families are thrown into upheaval when it's discovered there was a mistake at the hospital where their respective sons were born. Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) has to decide what's more important to him, the relationship he's developed with the six-year-old child he thought was his biological son or his "real" son. Hirokazu Kore-eda explores what it means to be a family and a father in this intimate drama.
Why We're IN: Kore-eda's a critically acclaimed filmmaker and beloved arthouse auteur whose work deserves to be seen on a wider scale. Don't let the subtitles scare you -- check it out!
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What's It About? Johnny Depp plays a swoon-worthy bad boy who falls for Allison (Amy Locane), a sweet girl who's feeling a little feisty. This doesn't sit well with Allison's square crowd or Cry-Baby's gang of outcasts. Susan Tyrrell, Kim McGuire, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Iggy Pop, and Polly Bergen are just a few of the John Waters crew who show up in "Cry-Baby."
Why We're IN: This is a classic John Waters flick, with tons of over-the-top drama and swooning and awesome weirdos. There isn't much to speak of in the way of extras for this release, but if you're tired of being good, this Blu-ray will make you feel bad. In a good way.
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"Helix: Season 1"
What's It About? A group of CDC scientists (played by Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Kyra Zagorsky) head to a research facility in the Arctic to investigate an outbreak, but once there, they find there's something much more dangerous afoot.
IN or OUT: Out.
"The Killing: The Complete Third Season"
What's It About? Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is sucked back into the Seattle scene when Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) stumbles upon a crime that could be related to one of Linden's previous investigations.
IN or OUT: "The Killing" ticked off viewers when it took two seasons to wrap up the Rosie Larsen case, and the third season didn't fare much better. Still, at least their case was solved in just one season this time around.
What's It About? Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is trying to liven up her marriage by sending her husband a nice homemade lunch to his office, but when he doesn't mention the gesture, she begins leaving notes in his lunch. As it turns out, Ila's lunches were delivered to Saajan (Irfan Khan) by accident; he begins writing back, and a friendship blossoms between strangers.
IN or OUT: This critically acclaimed movie stars Bollywood behemoth Irfan Khan and plenty of tasty meals, so you really can't lose.
"The Unknown Known"
What's It About? Errol Morris turns his famous Interrotron on Donald Rumsfeld, the former United States Secretary of Defense, to discuss the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, among other touchy topics.
IN or OUT: If you're a fan of Morris' talking head-style docs, you'll want to check out his interview with one of the most confounding figures in recent US politics.
"A Young Doctor's Notebook"
What's It About? Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm are an odd couple for sure, but what's even weirder is that they're playing the same character, with Radcliffe as the young Dr. Bomgard and Hamm as Bomgard 16 years in the future. This BBC series is adapted from the short stories by Mikhail Bulgakov, and it takes place in the early 20th century.
IN or OUT: If you're in the mood for something strange but delightful -- a dark comedy? A medical drama? A period piece? -- this could be right up your alley.
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"Bring It On"
What's It About? Kirsten Dunst stars as the rah-rah leader of a cheerleading group who finds out from a badass newcomer named Missy (played by the fabulous Eliza Dushku) that their previous cheerleader leader stole all their sweet moves from another group. Gabrielle Union plays the leader of the East Compton Clovers, the group with all the original moves.
IN or OUT: Again, there aren't a whole lot of extras to recommend this Blu-ray, but darn it if "Bring It On" isn't the perfect rainy day comedy.
What's It About? Uh, well, it's about the gross fate that befalls a bunch of documentary filmmakers who decide they want to investigate cannibal tribes in the Amazon.
IN or OUT: If you're not already familiar with this infamous cannibal film by Ruggero Deodato, you should probably stay that way. If you're a fan, this 3-disc deluxe edition from Grindhouse Releasing will sate your hunger. Maybe.
What's It About? The future Governator stars as a cop... who goes to work in... a kindergarten! Is ferreting out a drug dealer as hard as getting his charges to be quiet for naptime? Tune in and find out!
IN or OUT: Nope.
"The Little Rascals"
What's It About? This is the 1994 take on the Our Gang characters from the Depression-era black and white comedies.
IN or OUT: No. No. No. No.
What's It About? Cary Grant and Tony Curtis star in this romcom from Blake Edwards about a Navy Admiral, a scammer, and some babely nurses that they rescue on their submarine.
IN or OUT: This is a pretty plain release, but if you're a fan of the feel-good classics, why not?