Published Mar 30, 2011It's hump day, which means that video store shelves have been stocked with the latest titles to watch from the comfort of your own home. As always, Exclaim! has you covered on the review front, offering recommendations of what to check out and what to miss in our Recently Reviewed section.
Marking the third time that Naomi Watts and Sean Penn have starred in a movie together (the others being 21 Grams and The Assassination of Richard Nixon), Fair Game (pictured) makes its way to home video, telling the true story of "outed" undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson. Similarly, Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon collaborate for the second time with the mortality drama, Hereafter.
On the documentary front, we have reviews of the Oscar-nominated Waste Land, which documents artist Vik Muniz's charity art work in a Brazilian garbage dump, as well as Colony, which looks at the plight of the missing bees.
If you prefer your true stories told via traditional formula narrative, The Fighter might be worth checking out. Or, if true stories aren't your thing at all, perhaps the latest in cheesy visual effects disaster entertainment, Skyline, will fill that eye-candy void.
Speaking of eye candy, we also have a review of the latest animated Disney movie, Tangled, which puts a modern spin on the story of Rapunzel. It's decidedly more wholesome and family-oriented than the surprisingly crude and oddly amusing admonitory for picnic basket thievery, Yogi Bear.
And lastly, we have the HBO drama Treme and the TNT drama Men of a Certain Age.
To read up on more DVD and Blu-ray releases, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.