All movies are 2012/13 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVD | Blu-ray | Both Blu-ray and DVD
You can't blame studios for trying to re-create the young-adult page-to-screen successes of the Twilight and Hunger Games sagas, but like Beautiful Creatures and The Host before it, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones failed to catch fire when it arrived in theaters this summer. In this adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare’s series, Lily Collins stars as Shadowhunter Clary Fray and Jamie Campbell Brown plays Jace Wayland, Collins’ romantic interest/gateway to the ways of demon hunting. Harald Zwart (last seen remaking The Karate Kid) directs, and the supporting cast includes Lena Headey as Clary’s mother, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the main antagonist, Valentine Morgenstern, and Jared Harris as the Shadowhunter’s tutor, Hodge Starkweather. Oddly, a planned-then-shelved film sequel looks like it might be moving forward after all.
Hugh Jackman’s sixth feature film appearance as Logan/Wolverine (including his cameo in X-Men: First Class) is a step up from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though it still doesn't reach the high standards set by the first two films in the series. James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma and Knight and Day), a late replacement for Darren Aronofsky, directs this smaller-scale story that takes Logan/Wolverine to Japan, where he confronts his past and a possible new future with love interest Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto). While overseas, Logan must deal with Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova).
|More movie releases on December 3, 2013|
|44||All the Boys Love Mandy Lane THRILLER / Amber Heard||Add to Queue|
|71||Drinking Buddies DRAMEDY / Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, Anna Kendrick||Add to Queue|
|60||Good Ol' Freda DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|80||Il futuro (The Future) FOREIGN/DRAMA||Add to Queue|
|53||Men at Lunch DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|34||The Smurfs 2 FAMILY / Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria, John Oliver||Add to Queue|
|Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams MUSIC DOCUMENTARY|
|73||The Stone Roses: Made of Stone MUSIC DOCUMENTARY|
|55||Things Never Said DRAMA / Omari Hardwick||Add to Queue|
|Why We Ride DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|37||Winnie Mandela DRAMA / Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas||Add to Queue|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Dead Like Me Complete series|
|Duck Dynasty Seasons 1-3 Collectors Set|
|Hawaii Five-0 Complete series (original)|
|Hot in Cleveland Season 4|
|Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Complete series (38-disc set)|
|The Simpsons Season 16|
|Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 1|
|Transformers Prime Season 3|
This British import drew comparisons to Brian De Palma's Blow Out, Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, and the film that influenced both, Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, when it was released in the UK last year. Toby Jones stars as a sound engineer who travels to Rome in 1976 to work on the post-production sound mix of The Equestrian Vortex, a horror film about witchcraft set in an all-girl riding academy. While there, he begins to suffer from his own vortex of madness as he struggles to distinguish between what is real and what is not. This atmospheric thriller also features a great soundtrack by the band Broadcast.
Gru and his scene-stealing minions are back in this somewhat inferior sequel to the 2010 hit Despicable Me. Steve Carell returns as Gru, who attempts to balance fatherhood with a new mission to defend the world against a criminal mastermind, voiced by Al Pacino. Our hero is recruited by Agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) of the Anti-Villain league, but don’t expect their relationship to end there. Gru can probably learn a thing or two from Agent Wilde that could help him with his three young adopted daughters.
Justin Lin’s fourth and final Fast & Furious movie was huge on screen—do car stunts get any bigger than a plane being pulled to the ground and bursting into flames?—and at the box office, where it collected nearly $800 million worldwide. Picking up where Fast Five left off, the sixth F&F film opens with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and their crew scattered around the world, but when Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs makes them an offer they can’t refuse, they get back together to take down a marauding gang of mercenary drivers led by Luke Evans.
The Hunt centers on a small-town kindergarten teacher (Mads Mikkelsen, earning best actor honors at last year's Cannes) who is falsely accused of sexual abuse. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg has been on a bit of a losing streak since his acclaimed 1998 film The Celebration, but The Hunt landed on several best-of-2012 lists a year ago, and this summer's U.S. release found many critics hailing the drama as a return to form.
|More movie releases on December 10, 2013|
|37||Adore DRAMA / Naomi Watts, Robin Wright||Add to Queue|
|41||Angels Sing FAMILY / Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett||Add to Queue|
|29||Battle of the Year DRAMA / Josh Holloway, Chris Brown||Add to Queue|
|48||Jayne Mansfield's Car DRAMA / Directed by Billy Bob Thornton||Add to Queue|
|53||Man of Tai Chi ACTION / Keanu Reeves||Add to Queue|
|Mary Poppins (1964) 50th Anniversary Edition|
|83||Museum Hours DRAMA / Mary Margaret O'Hara||Add to Queue|
|45||The Rooftop FOREIGN/ACTION/MUSICAL/COMEDY/THRILLER||Add to Queue|
|69||Sightseers COMEDY/THRILLER / Directed by Ben Wheatley||Add to Queue|
|48||Some Girl(s) DRAMEDY / Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan||Add to Queue|
|52||Touchy Feely DRAMA / Ellen Page, Josh Pais, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy||Add to Queue|
|19||The Ultimate Life DRAMA / Drew Waters, Bill Cobbs, Peter Fonda||Add to Queue|
|69||You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet FRENCH DRAMA / Directed by Alain Resnais||Add to Queue|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Doc Martin Series 6|
|Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor|
|Futurama Vol. 8|
|The Game Season 6|
|The Gene Autry Show Complete series|
|In the Heat of the Night Season 4 / Season 5 (separate sets)|
|65||Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight HBO movie|
After making a splash in 2009 with his debut film District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp returned this summer with another politically charged sci-fi tale, albeit one that's less clever and emphasizes action over originality. Here, the year is 2159, and society's wealthiest citizens have moved to a pristine space station called Elysium, leaving the rest of humanity to fight for survival on a nearly ruined Earth. One of those trying to scrape by on the surface is Matt Damon’s Max de Costa, an ex-con who finds himself in need of special medical procedures to cure his cancer. Unfortunately, those procedures are only available on Elysium, so he decides to go through a dangerous experiment to transform himself into someone capable of breaking into the well-guarded space station. Trying to stop him are Jodie Foster as a government official and District 9 lead Sharlto Copley as a hired gun.
Kick-Ass and Hit Girl get a little help from a few friends in this sequel to 2010’s far superior Kick-Ass. Joining Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz are Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity, Clark Duke as Battle Guy, and many other cleverly named good guys. They face off against Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Red Mist, who now goes by the moniker The Mother F#!%*r. While they fight crime (and the law) in their spare time, our costumed heroes find it can be just as dangerous going to high school. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) takes over as director for Matthew Vaughn, but it is Wadlow's script that was the target of the most criticism from reviewers.
One of 2013's biggest flops—not that it was much of a surprise—Disney’s mega-budget, action-heavy adaptation of the radio serial failed despite the presence of producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and star Johnny Depp, the team behind The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. (Hint: "radio serial" might not be the best source material for a 21st century summer action blockbuster.) Depp plays Tonto rather than the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer), which means the story is told from the perspective of Depp’s Native American spirit warrior (and which also means yet another heavy make-up job for Depp). Critics found the film tonally discordant and exhausting, a train wreck literally filled with train wrecks.
Director Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies) English-language debut is a vigilante drama from a Blacklisted script by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband). Hugh Jackman stars as a desperate father who kidnaps the main suspect (Paul Dano) in the disappearance of his daughter and her best friend. Maria Bello plays Jackman’s wife, while Terrence Howard and Viola Davis play the parents of the other abducted girl. Jake Gyllenhaal is the detective working the case while Oscar-winner Melissa Leo plays Dano’s mother. Critics were mostly impressed by the thriller when it arrived in theaters this fall.
|More movie releases on December 17, 2013|
|74||Ain't Them Bodies Saints DRAMA / Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck||Add to Queue|
|49||Devil's Pass THRILLER / Directed by Renny Harlin||Add to Queue|
|42||The Family ACTION/COMEDY / Directed by Luc Besson||Add to Queue|
|21||Ghost Team One HORROR/COMEDY||Add to Queue|
|49||One Direction: This is Us MUSIC DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|39||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters FANTASY / Logan Lerman||Add to Queue|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Burn Notice Season 7|
|Family Guy Vol. 12|
|Gator Boys Season 2|
|90||Justified Season 4|
|The Mod Squad Season 5 Vol. 1 / Vol. 2|
|Psych: The Musical|
|Shameless Season 3 (U.S.)|
|The Sound of Music - Live! NBC special|
|40||Insidious: Chapter 2 THRILLER / Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins||Add to Queue|
|70||More Than Honey DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|68||Una Noche FOREIGN/DRAMA||Add to Queue|
In his debut as a feature writer-director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Jon Martello, a young man obsessed with his body, his apartment, his car, and, well, porn. He meets Scarlett Johansson's Barbara Sugarman, a loud and proud Jersey girl who craves the romance on display in Hollywood romantic comedies. Her obsession with rom-coms rubs up against his predilection for sexier videos, but Jon is able to learn a few life lessons from Julianne Moore’s Esther. The strong supporting cast also includes Tony Danza as Jon’s father, Glenne Headly as his mother, and Brie Larson as his sister, as well as cameos by Anne Hathaway and Channing Tatum.
|More movie releases on December 31, 2013|
|30||CBGB DRAMA / Alan Rickman||Add to Queue|
|41||Hell Baby COMEDY / Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Paul Scheer||Add to Queue|
|1||InAPPropriate Comedy Technically, it's a movie||Add to Queue|
|37||Last Love DRAMEDY / Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy||Add to Queue|
|51||Love, Marilyn DOCUMENTARY||Add to Queue|
|81||Sister (2012) FOREIGN DRAMA / Lea Seydoux||Add to Queue|
|38||Sweetwater WESTERN / Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs||Add to Queue|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Wolfblood Season 1|