Oscar winners and nominees in your living room
Some of the most-recently released DVDs are some of the best movies of the last year. Movie critic Bob Richards takes a look. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Les Miserables - Universal - Rated PG-13
With a jaw-dropping, heartbreaking, Oscar winning performance from an amazing Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables is a sweeping, wonderful, epic musical that gave me chills - the good kind! If you missed it in theaters see it now! Bonus features include commentary and three featurettes. The blu-ray adds four featurettes. It's My Pick of the Week!
Zero Dark Thirty - Columbia - Rated R
In Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain delivers a superb, strong performance. There were times the movie didn't ring true, and indeed it it takes many liberties with the actual story. But I, for the most part, liked it. Extras include four featurettes.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - New Line - Rated PG-13
It's not that I disliked The Hobbit, it's just that I didn't like it as much as I wanted to. There is a lot of padding for a film that is basically a pretty travelogue. The two hours of bonus content includes five featurettes.
This is 40 - Universal - Rated R
Oh, how I loved This is 40. A sequel of sorts to Knocked Up, it is raunchy, funny, heartwarming and real. While much of the humor will be missed by those younger than 30, or who haven't had families, those who find themselves outside those categories, will appreciate this film. Extras include commentary, a gag reel deleted scenes and more. The Blu-ray adds nine featurettes, an unrated edition and more.
Rust and Bone - Sony Pictures Classics - Rated R
Rust and Bone contains an unconventional plot with an equally unconventional love story. Brilliantly acted by Marion Cotillard this wonderful film is an unexpected treasure! Extras include commentary, deleted scenes, and three featurettes.
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