New Releases, week of 11/1/2011: “Toys in 3D” edition


You may notice below that I’ve changed the format a little bit. After locking myself in an isolation tank for twelve hours of deep meditation, I emerged with this new format burned into my brain. It’s cleaner, easier to read, and I can finally stop feeling guilty over determining what counts as “new” versus what counts as “other.” Now, it’s simply “new releases” and “re-releases.” Much better, right? RIGHT?

Anywho, let’s get down to brass tacks. Crazy Stupid Love is one of the best romantic comedies of the year, hands down. Tabloid, reviewed by yours truly, is a wonderfully edited, delightfully twisted documentary about the “Case of the Manacled Mormon” case that took over the tabloids in the late 70’s and the woman at the epicenter of it, Joyce McKinney. For those of you that can’t wait the few weeks ’til Breaking Dawn part I to get your Edward Cullen fix, Water for Elephants is here to tide you over. For something completely different but chock full of familiar stars, check up the martial-arts western Bunraku (which sounds strikingly similar to another movie that I love). Also, Cars 2 came out.

The entire Toy Story trilogy is out on Blu-ray, and in 3D too! Relive your favorite moments on your fancy, expensive televisions! As is befitting of the beginning of November, holiday movies are getting the HD treatment and this week’s offerings are both season staples: Scrooged and It’s a Wonderful Life are yours to own.

As always, the full list of releases is after the jump, and lemme know what you’re picking up this week and if there’s anything I didn’t mention that is worth checking out!

New releases
Bunraku (DVD, Blu-ray)
Cars 2 (DVD, Blu-ray)
Crazy Stupid Love (DVD, Blu-ray)
His Way (DVD)
Hot Coffee (DVD)
An Invisible Sign (DVD, Blu-ray)
Rejoice & Shout (DVD)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (DVD, Blu-ray)
Tabloid (DVD)
Trespass (DVD, Blu-ray)
Water for Elephants (DVD, Blu-ray)
Cop Land (Blu-ray)
The Grateful Dead Movie (Blu-ray)
It’s a Wonderful Life: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)
Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Blu-ray)
Scrooged (Blu-ray)
Toy Story 3D (Blu-ray)
Toy Story 2 3D (Blu-ray)
Toy Story 3 3D (Blu-ray)