Cool stuff on DVD today: 'Spring Breakers' and more
05:00 AM, Jul 09, 2013
Let’s see if any of these new releases can help you beat the heat:
Release o’ the week:Spring Breakers. This is certainly the most coherent and mainstream film from writer/director Harmony Korine. Though I wasn’t completely on board at first it’s tough to watch a bunch of young women making stupid decisions I’d changed my tune by the time James Franco arrives onscreen. The Britney Spears musical number is not to be missed.
- Portlandia: Season 3. Like a fine bottle of artisanal wine, this show only gets better with age.
- Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special. Your favorite DC characters are ripe for parody in another entertaining special from the guys.
- Admission. I was stunned by how bad this movie is, especially considering it stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. If anything, wait for it to air on cable.
- Trek Nation. This documentary explores the genius of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
Also out: Dead Man Down, The Gatekeepers, The Host, Would You Rather, Warehouse 13: Season 4, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Unforgettable: The First Season, Marvel Knights: Wolverine Origin, The Life of Oharu
Blu-ray highlight: One of my all-time favorite comedies, The Jerk, is out in the format.
Related news:The Great Gatsby will be released on DVD Aug. 27.
Next week: The final season of Damages arrives.