New Releases Tuesday: 5-24-2011


Image caption: Soon.

If I had to choose between watching I Am Number Four again, seeing Gnomeo & Juliet, and being eaten by a shark, I’d seriously consider the latter option. I Am Number Four wasn’t terrible but as far as Young Adult movie adaptations go, it was not great. Gnomeo & Juliet has, at no point, appealed to me since I saw the trailer for the first time. Fortunately, the creepy-looking LA-based black comedy Burning Palms is out, proving this week to not be a total loss. I hopefully will have it in my hands before the week is over.

Other releases this week include Asylum’s The Almighty Thor, which comes a week late to the party with its Blu-ray release, Solaris (presumably the original and not the Clooney one) and Chaplin’s The Great Dictator each get a Criterion release, and the hilariously-premised The Scenesters, an art house black comedy about a group of film-makers in LA trying to track down a serial killer who targets hipsters, finally gets a dvd release.

As always, the full list is after the jump. Check it out and let me know what you’re planning on picking up today or if there’s anything worth checking out. See you next Tuesday!

New releases
Burning Palms
Gnomeo & Juliet
I Am Number Four
Public Speaking
Vegas: Based on a True Story

Blu-ray releases
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
Burning Palms
Gnomeo & Juliet
Gods and Generals
Grand Prix (1966)
I Am Number Four
Le Mans
Solaris: Criterion
Soul Eater: Parts One & Two
The Almighty Thor
The Big Bang
The End of Poverty
The Great Dictator: Criterion

Other releases
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
Backyard/Bajo La Sal
Chasing 3000/The Line
Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires
Dry Land/Garcia Girls
Every Little Thing
Exit No. 6
Fertile Ground
Fighting Mad/Moving Violation
Final Encounter
Forget Me Not
God Went Surfing with the Devil
Hotel, CA/The Ministers
In the City of Sylvia
In the Land of the Deaf
Le Mans
Lemonade Mouth
Lilly’s Thorn
Louvre City
Mad World
Music Makes a City
Night After Night
Penitent Man
Road to Thunder
Seconds Apart
Small Act
Solaris: Criterion
Thank You
The Big Bang
The Great Dictator: Criterion
The Hole
The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine
The Scenesters
The Unloved
Transcendent Man
Violet Tendencies
William & Kate: Planning a Royal Wedding