Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Moneyball,' 'Killer Elite,' 'Scorpion King 3' and More

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Moneyball,' 'Killer Elite,' 'Scorpion King 3' and More

Jan 10, 2012

High-Profile New Releases

Kiler Elite (Universal)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2011
Rated: R for Strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Director:Gary McKendry
Cast:Jason StathamClive OwenRobert De NiroDominic PurcellAden YoungFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (if you're too impatient for late night cable)
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Thoughts: Killer Elite is a textbook action flick. And that's fine if you're looking for nothing more than the standard thriller about a manly man brought in for one last job, but if you expect something with a bit more spark to it beyond three likeable guys who look cool packing heat, you'll be a bit bored here, especially since it feels eight hours long. Killer moustaches, though.

Moneyball (Sony)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2011
Rated: PG-13 Some strong language
Runtime: 2 hr. 6 min.
Genres: Drama
Director:Bennett Miller
Cast:Brad PittJonah HillPhilip Seymour HoffmanRobin WrightChris PrattFull cast + crew

Verdict: Buy Me (If you're a sports fan, rent otherwise)
Available On: Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray Only, DVD
Thoughts: Moneyball is the kind of sports movie that, thanks to a strong cast and a witty script, even people who have no interest in sports can enjoy. It does get a little sappy at times, and baseball enthusiasts may question how some real-life characters are portrayed, but it's all in service of a feel-good story it's kind of hard to hate.

What's Your Number (Fox)
Release Date: Sep 30, 2011
Rated: R for Sexual content and language
Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.
Genres: Romance
Director:Mark Mylod
Cast:Anna FarisChris EvansAri GraynorBlythe Danner,Ed Begley, Jr.Full cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (If you typically like Anna Faris)
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Thoughts: Anna Faris is just plain likeable. Sure, it would be nice to see her branch out to movies that really let her flex her comic chops, but even when she's in a fairly straightforward rom com like What's Your Number, you're at least going to get a few honest laughs.

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