The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (Summit)
Release Date: Nov 18, 2011
Rated: PG-13 for Disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements
Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min.
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli. Full cast + crew
Verdict: Rent Me
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Additional Thoughts: Obviously if you're a Twilight fan you're going to want to buy this, but even if you're not, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is worth renting just to see one of the most, let's say, unique pop culture products in quite some time.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: Nov 04, 2011
Rated: R for Strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Patton Oswalt,Danny Trejo. Full cast + crew
Verdict: Forget Me
Available On: 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Additional Thoughts: In theaters, Harold & Kumar 3 got a few laughs and a few bemused smiles out of me. At home, though, by myself? Nothing. That's a tribute to how much of a benefit a live crowd can have on a comedy, but it's also a testament to how utterly one-note this movie is. And unless you really, really think that note - which is to assume being crass and crude is just oh so hilarious purely because it's vulgar - is clever, it just doesn't hold up on repeat viewings. Not to mention, the 2D Blu-ray is lacking any worthwhile special features.