Though critics weren’t particularly kind to all of the films available this week on home video, we’ve got a number of titles that cater to specific audiences, and if you’re part of one of those audiences, you should find something worthwhile here. The biggest films this week include a racing action film, a dystopian YA adaptation, a well-reviewed horror thriller, and a faith-based drama. Then we’ve got some smaller choices, including an Australian film currently playing select theaters, and some noteworthy choices on television. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- 12 O’Clock Boys (91 percent), a Certified Fresh documentary about a young boy in Baltimore who grows increasingly enamored with a local gang of urban dirt bike riders.
- Australian import Around the Block (57 percent), starring Christina Ricci in a drama about a trouble aboriginal student who forms a bond with a transplanted teacher as they prepare to put on a presentation of Hamlet together.
- Ping Pong Summer (54 percent), starring Susan Sarandon and Lea Thompson in a coming-of-age film set in the 1980s about a boy obsessed with ping pong and hip-hop.
- Anna (33 percent), starring Mark Strong and Taissa Farmiga in a thriller about a telepathic detective who investigates a teenager accused of murder.
- I’ll Follow You Down (25 percent), starring Rufus Sewell and Gillian Anderson in a sci-fi mystery about a young scientist who learns his long-missing father may have discovered time travel.
- The Certified Fresh season five of cult favorite NBC sitcom Community (92 percent) is available on DVD.
- Season two of Last Tango in Halifax (100 percent) is also available on DVD.
- Season seven of Showtime’s Californication is available on DVD.