Published Apr 20, 2011In this week's batch of home entertainment options, escapist fantasy, Christian allegory and Oscar-winning biopics take the front seat with smatterings of art house and indie fare in the periphery to cover all your passive-spectator bases. But before running out and picking up a copy of whatever catches your eye, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section for our take on the latest releases.
It's been almost 30 years since the original Tron introduced the world to the perils of being sucked into a computer program, and a lot has changed on the technology front since then. But aside from creating a CGI animation of a younger Jeff Bridges, does Tron: Legacy (pictured) factor any of this in? Read our review to find out.
For mediocre prestige biopics, we have a review of the Best Picture Oscar winner, The King's Speech, which gives us a little after-school pep talk about overcoming obstacles. It may, or may not be, more appealing than the latest Narnia entry, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which doles out equal parts adventure and Christian allegory for those of you that like a little sanctimonious morality with our popcorn entertainment.
Going the route of Sundance, we have a review of the white trash art film, Anywhere, USA, which features a surprisingly complex performance from 11-year-old Perla Haney-Jardine, who, incidentally, is also the main character in Michael Winterbottom's latest, A Summer in Genoa, which follows a grieving family to Italy after a tragic car accident.
If you're looking to check out the latest in television on DVD, Friday Night Lights Season 5 hits video stores, detailing the highs and lows of the East Dillon Lions, which apparently doesn't involve the sort of space travel outlined in IMAX Hubble, much to the chagrin of longtime fans looking to see the series end on a unique note.
And lastly, we delve into the world of 11th century cloistered nuns with Vision and revisit Soylent Green, in case anyone wants to see Charlton Heston overact.
To read up on more DVD and Blu-ray releases, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.