There aren’t many huge releases this week, but you’re probably more interested in the development news coming out of Comic-Con, so we’ll keep this one relatively short. Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic hits shelves this week, along with Nick Cassavetes’ scorned woman revenge comedy. Then we’ve got a handful of films that got a limited release in theaters, a Criterion edition of a celebrated Lawrence Kasdan drama, and a collection of Werner Herzog films. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Mexican import The Amazing Catfish (100 percent), a dramedy about an HIV-positive mother who bonds with a younger woman when they meet in the hospital and invites her to come stay with her own family.
- Finding Vivian Meier (95 percent), a Certified Fresh documentary exploring the life of the woman who secretly took over 100,000 stunning photographs of everyday life while working as a nanny.
- It Felt Like Love (88 percent), a coming-of-age film about a fourteen-year-old girl struggling with sexual maturity who falls for a tough older boy.
- The Den (75 percent), a thriller about a grad student who, while working on her thesis about video chat rooms, believes she witnessed a murder on webcam and investigates it.
- Cuban Fury (52 percent), starring Nick Frost and Rashida Jones in a comedy about a lonely man who hopes to woo his boss through their mutual love of Salsa dancing.
- Half of a Yellow Sun (51 percent), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in a romantic drama about sophisticated Nigerian twin sisters who attempt to navigate new relationships just as civil war breaks out in their country.
- The Criterion Collection gives us another solid pick this week: Lawrence Kasdan’s 1983 drama The Big Chill (69 percent), featuring an all-star cast that includes William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, and more.
- And lastly, a nice pickup for fans of Werner Herzog: Herzog: The Collection is a limited edition selection of 16 of the eccentric and celebrated director’s works on Blu-ray, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (98 percent), Stroszek (100 percent), Fitzcarraldo (83 percent), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (100 percent), and more.