Skyfall starring Daniel Craig and The Perks of Being a Wallflower lead off this week’s assortment of great new DVD and Blu-ray releases. Also available is The Sessions (2012) starring Helen Hunt and William H. Macy and several more Cinema Favorites.
|Blue Moon (1999)||Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)||The Sessions (2012)|
In his 23rd film, James Bond (Daniel Craig) faces his most personal mission yet when the MI6 headquarters become the focus of a terrorist attack. After discovering that the force behind the violence is Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a former British agent who has declared vengeance against M (Judi Dench), a weakened 007 prepares for a showdown with his foe–one in which the stakes have never been higher. With Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney; directed by Sam Mendes.
Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed this adaptation of his bestseller about Charlie (Logan Lerman), an introverted high school freshman struggling to fit in following his best friend’s suicide. After he meets the beautiful free-spirit Sam (Emma Watson) and her gay stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller), Charlie discovers The Smiths, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and how to “feel infinite” while coming to terms with a dark secret about his past. Wondrous, heartfelt drama co-stars Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, and Mae Whitman.
The Sessions (2012)
Writer Mark O’Brien’s (John Hawkes) life has been fraught with challenges as a result of childhood polio and the paralysis that requires he utilize a negative pressure ventilator–or “iron lung”–to breathe. Now, at age 38, O’Brien embarks on a personal journey to finally know the pleasures of sex with the help of a professional surrogate (Helen Hunt) and his priest (William H. Macy). Candid, sensitive drama based on a true story co-stars Moon Bloodgood, Rhea Perlman.
Weeds: The Final Season (2012)
All 13 eighth-season episodes–including “Messy,” “Only Judy Can Judge,” “Unfreeze,” “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise,” and the two-part series finale “It’s Time”–are featured in a two-disc set.
Blue Moon (1999)
In a coastal Maine town, an obstinate patriarch (Richard Kiley) struggles to keep his family together and their foundering, generations-old restaurant/fishery afloat. It falls to his level-headed daughter (Sharon Lawrence) to stay the course, in this affecting TV adaptation of the Luanne Rice novel. Kim Hunter, Jeffrey Nordling, Mimi Kuzyk, Hallie Kate Eisenberg co-star.
All 25 episodes from season three–including “Boom!,” “Daddy’s Little Girl,” “A Pair of Ladies,” “The Urkel Who Came to Dinner,” and “Farewell, My Laura”–are featured in a three-disc set.
Doug (Seann William Scott) is a dude without a clue. Disrespected by his family and directionless in life, he suddenly comes upon his purpose when he gets into a brutish fight while attending an ice hockey contest. Recruited to the team, Doug sees a chance to make a name for himself–but does he have the right stuff to stand up against a rival team’s most thuggish player (Liev Schreiber). Raunchy sports comedy co-stars Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, and Eugene Levy.
Nurse Jackie: Season Four (2012)
All 10 episodes from the fourth season–including “Kettle-Kettle-Black-Black,” “Slow Growing Monsters,” “Day of the Iguana,” “Are Those Feathers?,” and “Handle the Scandal”–are featured in a three-disc set.
Robot and Frank (2012)
At first, retired cat burglar Frank (Frank Langella) resents his son’s (James Marsden) gift of a talking robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) meant to help him around the house. However, once Frank learns his new mechanical companion can be taught to pick locks, his spirits are rejuvenated and he contemplates getting back into business–with a partner. Charming crime dramedy set in the near future co-stars Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon.
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
Set years after the events of “Silent Hill,” this scare-packed sequel follows teenager Sharon as she and her father constantly move from town to town in order to hide from the cult that seeks to abduct her. But when her reality begins shifting suddenly and her dad is kidnapped, she returns to Silent Hill with a classmate in order to make things right and confront her greatest fears. Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell star.