‘The Drop’, ‘Lucy’, ‘Annabelle’ and New Criterion Titles This Week on DVD & Blu-ray

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: January 20, 2015

The Drop
The Drop on DVD Blu-ray today
I really liked The Drop and it was a little frustrating Fox Searchlight didn’t show much interest in raising the film’s awareness after the lukewarm response in Toronto. I think this still could have been a hit of sorts if they had shown a little more enthusiasm, but I guess once it was clear it wasn’t going to be an Oscar contender they just figured “what’s the use?” Nevertheless, check it out now that it’s on DVD and Blu-ray, and for my theatrical review click here.

Buy The Drop

Lucy
Lucy on DVD Blu-ray today
Solid movie, fun and certain to be quite enjoyable from the comfort of your own home. I have a Blu-ray copy here and I’m going to check it out a second time… at some point.

Buy Lucy

My Winnipeg (Criterion Collection)
It was nice to get back to reviewing some Blu-ray titles recently as Criterion’s release of Guy Maddin‘s My Winnipeg was one of those said reviews (read that here.

Buy My Winnipeg (Criterion Collection)

The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Collection)
Preston Sturges‘ romantic comedy The Palm Beach Story was the other Blu-ray I reviewed recently and this one is also from Criterion. This is a fine example of a rom-com done right as Sturges doesn’t try and make this film anything more than it is… a comedy, and it works quite well.

Buy The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Collection)

Annabelle
Annabelle on DVD Blu-ray today
Ugh, that ending. Annabelle is a perfectly fine little thriller until that awful ending.

Buy Annabelle

The BoxTrolls
The BoxTrolls on DVD Blu-ray today
It might be nominated for an Oscar, but in my opinion this is an awful, awful film. I don’t know what it is about Laika’s movies, but they just don’t do it for me. The animation is wonderful, their ability to tell a story is not.

Buy The BoxTrolls

White Bird in a Blizzard
White Bird in a Blizzard on DVD Blu-ray today
I’m largely curious about this one due to Mike’s VOD review and the fact I tend to like Shailene Woodley‘s work outside of Divergent. Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a spin, but the stack of films in front of it is quite large.

Buy White Bird in a Blizzard

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