‘Top Five’, ‘Annie’, ‘Exodus’, ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and More On DVD & Blu-ray This Week


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 17, 2015

Top Five
Top Five on DVD Blu-ray today
Chris Rock’s movie was one of the better comedies last year and it took me a couple times to realize this so definitely give it a chance and after that first viewing, if you aren’t entirely convinced, give it a second spin.

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Penguins of Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar on DVD Blu-ray today
Never saw it, never intend to. However, the penguin characters were the best part of the first two Madagascar movies, which in and of themselves, weren’t very good.

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Ride the Pink Horse (Criterion Collection)
I have a copy of this, but haven’t yet watched it, though I’m looking forward to it and will share some thoughts down the road. For now, here’s Criterion’s description:

Hollywood actor turned idiosyncratic auteur Robert Montgomery directs and stars in this striking crime drama based on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. He plays a tough-talking former GI who comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; things quickly turn nasty. Ride the Pink Horse features standout supporting performances by Fred Clark, Wanda Hendrix, and especially Thomas Gomez, who became the first Hispanic actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for his role here. With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty, and punchy, clever script by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer, this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus: Gods and Kings on DVD Blu-ray today
Not a good movie… at all.

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Didn’t see it and don’t really see a need to. I did, however, watch the original Annie when I was a kid so I think I’ve met my Annie quota.

Buy Annie 2014

The Humbling
The Humbling on DVD Blu-ray today
Didn’t really receive very good reviews so I was never all that inspired to give it a watch.

Buy The Humbling