Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'The Muppets,'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' and More, Plus a Deleted Scene From 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'The Muppets,'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' and More, Plus a Deleted Scene From 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Mar 19, 2012

High-Profile New Releases

The Muppets (Disney)
Release Date: Nov 23, 2011
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Jason SegelAmy AdamsChris CooperRashida JonesSteve WhitmireFull cast + crew

Verdict: Buy Me
Available On: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc BD Combo, DVD
Special Features: Audio commentary with Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin, Scratching the Surface (16 minutes), Deleted Scenes (10 minutes), all those trailer spoofs (9 minutes), blooper reel (9 minutes), and More
Additional Thoughts: The Muppets is just a lovely film-- and that's coming from someone who inexplicably has no nostalgia for the Muppet films and TV series of yesteryear. It's just a well-made, charming story about individuality and striking out on your own without losing sight of the important things in life, like family and friends. Yes, that sounds super sappy, but that's only because The Muppets wears every inch of its huge heart on its comically miniature sleeve.

Enter our giveaway of The Muppets Wocka Wocka Value Pack here!

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Universal)
Release Date: Dec 09, 2011
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Gary OldmanColin FirthTom HardyMark Strong,Ciarán HindsFull cast + crew

Verdict: Buy Me
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Special Features: Audio commentary with Tomas Alfredson and Gary Oldman, Cast/Crew interviews (57 minutes), TTSS First Look (13 minutes), Deleted Scenes, an exclusive excerpt from which you can see below (6 minutes)
Additional Thoughts: For my money, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the best film of 2011. Having said that, I readily add the qualifier that it's not for everyone. If you go in expecting director Tomas Alfredson to have followed up his stellar Let The Right One In with a twist-laden spy thriller, you're going to be disappointed. That's just not the movie TTSS is or wants to be. Yes, it involves spies, but it's not about James Bond-worthy adventures or double crosses. This is a movie about the mundane side of the intelligence sector. It's about the men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping secrets and how some of them value that responsibility differently. It's a stunning film, featuring both the best cinematography and score of 2011, and belongs on the shelf of anyone who appreciates thoughtful, measured spy films whose action scenes take place in dimly lit cottages and not racing down the side of a snow covered mountain.

We've got an exclusive clip from one of the deleted scenes on this disc to share with you, though do keep in mind that you'll want to have seen the film before pressing play.

 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Sony)
Release Date: Dec 21, 2011
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Daniel CraigRooney MaraChristopher Plummer,Stellan SkarsgårdSteven BerkoffFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Special Features: Audio commentary with David Fincher, and over an hour of mini featurettes spread across a second disc (each segment averages about 4 minutes long)
Additional Thoughts: David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is, unfortunately, one of the least exceptional films of the director's career. Even if it weren't so highly derivative of the superior Swedish film (given the proximity between the production of the two, this is one case where actually Americanizing a film could have made things interesting instead of merely plugging English actors into Swedish roles), it's just a slog to sit through. Yes, Rooney Mara gives a remarkable performance as Lisbeth Salander, but she can only do so much to save the movie from its own meandering (and rarely thrilling) murder mystery.

 

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