February 24, 2010

DVD/Netflix Instant Picks of the Week

Featured Movie:
The Informant!: Propelled by Matt Damon's Oscar snubbed performance, The Informant! is a critically acclaimed Steven Soderbergh's biting comedy about the true story of a price fixing conspiracy in the mis-1990s.
MRQE Metric: 74
Format: Blu-Ray, DVD

Also Out:

Crude: Joe Berlinger's documentary exploring the battle between 30,000 Ecuadorans vs. Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic oil waste in the Amazon, named the Amazon Chernobyl.
MRQE Metric: 75
Format: DVD
WatchIt: Netflix

The Damned United: Set in 1960s and 1970s England, The Damed United tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44-day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football--Leeds United.
MRQE Metric: 73
Format: Blu-Ray, DVD

The September Issue: An in-depth documentary about Anna Wintour and the making of Vogue's plus-sized September issue.
MRQE Metric: 70
Format: DVD
WatchIt: Amazon Video On Demand, Netflix Instant coming soon.

Flame and Citron: Based on actual events, this Danish film tells the story of World War II Resistance fighters Flame and Citron as they systematically assassinate Danish collaborators and Nazi officers.
MRQE Metric: 68
Format: Blu-ray, DVD

The Box: Would you push a button that would mean you got one million dollars but someone, somewhere that you didn't know would die?
MRQE Metric: 57
Format: Blu-ray, DVD

Dead Snow: A group of Norwegian friends get the scariest history lesson of their lives during a weekend getaway to the snowy town of Oksfjord, where the party is interrupted by throngs of Nazi zombies who once occupied the area. Probably the best nazi zombie movie of the season.
MRQE Metric: 56
Format: Blu-ray, DVD

The Vicious Kind: Adam Scott and Brittany Snow star in the Sundance hit that is sure to be a hidden gem on DVD.
MRQE Metric: --
Format: DVD
WatchIt: Netflix Instant coming soon

Examined Life: Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores how contemporary philosophy can fit in everyday life by speaking to leading philosopher that explain, in layman's terms, the application of their theories. Both smart and relevant.
MRQE Metric: --
Format: DVD

Three Blind Mice: Three naval officers use their last 24 hours before shipping off to Iraq to indulge in a night of booze, brawling and debauchery.
MRQE Metric: --
Format: DVD



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