This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 30, 2011


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
A very fun film and one I’ve watched more than once and definitely recommend you give it a look as anyone that has ever watched a horror film, and hardcore horror fans especially, will enjoy taking part in how Tucker & Dale vs. Evil pokes fun at traditional horror film cliches with outrageous performances from Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine. You can read my full review from earlier this year right here.

Buy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Our Idiot Brother
I’m happy to look upon it now and see Our Idiot Brother was able to manage over $24 million at the box-office on a measly $5 million budget. It’s a film I enjoyed despite a few things that turned me off. Paul Rudd was perfect for the role of Ned, an idealistic hippie of sorts with a big heart and T.J. Miller delivers some solid laughs. Give it a shot.

Buy Our Idiot Brother

Friends with Benefits
I actually didn’t think this film was all that bad. It was definitely far better than the early year “sex with friends” movie, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton “I can’t post on Twitter by myself” Kutcher. That said, it’s still a “rent it and forget it” kind of movie that does have its share of frustrations. You can read my full theatrical review right here.

Buy Friends with Benefits

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
I first saw this movie in 3D at the Toronto Film Festival last year and while the smooth cave walls are perfect for 3D viewing, the handheld camerawork elsewhere almost made my eyes cross permanently. I may have to revisit this one in 2D on my television at home, it’s certainly worth a once over. You can read my TIFF review here.

Buy Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Another Earth
I have not yet seen this and I mean to, it looks intriguing.

Buy Another Earth

The Smurfs
I did see this one, however, and while it wasn’t up my alley it was hardly as annoying as I thought it would be. You can read my full theatrical review here.

Buy The Smurfs

30 Minutes or Less
Ugh, now we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel beginning with one of the year’s unfunniest comedies, but I see no reason to continue my dislike for this film here. If you want my full opinion you can read my theatrical review.

Buy 30 Minutes or Less

The Art of Getting By
Here’s another film that did nothing for me as this coming of age story held no measure of truth for me. You can read my full review here.

Buy The Art of Getting By

One Day
Make it stop, please, I beg you. Today’s “On DVD and Blu-ray” filing ends with two films I gave D-pluses and now for the “D-“. Suffice to say, I didn’t watch this Blu-ray when it arrived, but my girlfriend (whom also read the book) did and she wasn’t kind to it either. Again, my full review is right here.

Buy One Day