The biggest film available in home video this week comes in the form of Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, but the smaller releases may warrant more attention. These include a Certified Fresh follow-up to an Indonesian action hit, an erotic two-part drama from Lars von Trier, and a documentary on one of the greatest movies never made, among others. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Roger Michell’s Certified Fresh Le Week-End (89%), starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in a drama about a long-married couple trying to rekindle their romance in Paris.
- Maidentrip (81%), a documentary about 14-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker’s quest to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone.
- Watermark (80%), a documentary exploring the relationship we share with water all around the world.
- Stage Fright (33%), a musical horror comedy about a mysterious killer who stalks his victims at a performing arts camp.
- There’s a new Blu-ray release of the 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine (76%), which includes a lengthy retrospective featurette from 1993.
- And lastly, there’s also a rerelease of the 1967 crime thriller Point Blank (97%), starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson, which includes a commentary track with director John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh.
Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker team up for Paramount’s romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which focuses on a 35-year-old man who refuses to move out of his parents’ house and the professional "motivator" who uses her feminine wiles to inspire him out the door. Check out the trailer right here at RT.
Here’s where I’d offer a more complete or "official" plot synopsis, but that seems to be all there is: a man won’t leave his mom & dad’s home until a hottie is hired to motivate him to do so. Period.
Co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Kathy Bates, and … Terry Bradshaw (?), "Failure to Launch" comes from director Tom Dey, the guy who brought you "Shanghai Noon" and "Showtime."
"Failure to Launch" opens on February 10th.