New Releases, week of 1/5/13: New Year’s Eve Edition


It’s a new year dawning, you guys and gals. That means lots of hope and promise in store… at least temporarily. For the first month of 2013, we will all proceed with confidence and grace — there will be a sense of victorious invulnerability like Wile E. Coyote just before his Acme products malfunction. The idea is to make that sensation last until you fall into a canyon or the jetpack explodes. (I am also available as a college commencement speaker, motivational expert, and semi-pro shoe shine boy.)

The big new release this week is Rian Johnson’s Looper, out today on DVD and Blu-ray. Out tomorrow is David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, one of the most divisive films of 2012. Our own Alex Katz hated the hell out of the movie, as did most of my friends who saw it. One buddy of mine, however, says it was one of his favorite movies of 2012, though it’s some weird thing that’s not quite a movie. Red Lights with Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro also appears on New Year’s Day.

Check out what’s new this week on DVD and Blu-ray after the cut. There’s also a bit of New Year’s fun waiting for you, because the old folks want to hear “The Ice of Boston.”

New Releases

Bhangra Burn (DVD)

Bollywood Diva Style (DVD)

Cosmopolis (DVD, Blu-ray)

Frontline: Climate of Doubt (DVD)

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (DVD)

Kingdom of Gladiators (DVD)

Little Birds (DVD)

Looper (DVD, Blu-ray)

Meant to Be (DVD, Blu-ray)

Nature: Animal Odd Couples (DVD)

Overtime (DVD, Blu-ray)

Red Lights (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Trouble With Bliss (DVD)

War of the Dead (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Dismemberment Plan - "Ice Of Boston" (Live from 9:30 Club in Washington, DC)


The 2nd Day of May (DVD)

Ali Baba Goes to Town (DVD)

Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (DVD)

Doctor Zhivago (2002) (DVD)

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (DVD)

The Fan (DVD)

Friday the 13th 1-4 (DVD)

Lillie (DVD)

The Mudlark (DVD)

Norman Wisdom Double Feature Vol 1: Trouble In Store & One Good Turn (DVD)

Professional Soldier (DVD)

The Mountain Goats - This Year (Video)

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.