Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Contagion,' 'Puncture,' 'Shark Night' and More

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Contagion,' 'Puncture,' 'Shark Night' and More

Jan 03, 2012

High-Profile New Releases

Contagion (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: Sep 09, 2011
Rated: PG-13 for Disturbing content and some language
Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Director:Steven Soderbergh
Cast:Marion CotillardMatt DamonLaurence Fishburne,Jude LawGwyneth PaltrowFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (If you like viral epidemics)
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, BD Movie-Only, DVD
Additional Thoughts: Contagion is a B-movie in the most endearing sense--a bunch of great, capable and familiar actors facing down a global, species-threatening epidemic. Basically, it's Outbreak by way of Soderbergh's Traffic, and with a really groovy score.

Puncture (Millennium)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2011
Rated: R for a sexual reference, some nudity, language and drug use
Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama
Director:Mark KassenAdam Kassen
Cast:Chris EvansMark KassenMarshall BellBrett Cullen,Jesse L. MartinFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (If you like movies about legal underdogs)
Available On: Blu-ray, DVD
Additional Thoughts: One of the things that makes Chris Evans such a likeable actor is his eagerness to take on smaller, indie films like Puncture when he could easily coast by on movies like Fantastic Four and Captain America. He's quite good here as a drug-addled lawyer trying to save thousands of lives through the legal system. If you love underdog lawyer movies like Erin Brockovich and Conviction, Puncture is right up your alley.

Shark Night (20th Century Fox)
Release Date: Sep 02, 2011
Rated: PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller, 3D
Director:David R. Ellis
Cast:Dustin MilliganSara PaxtonSinqua WallsAlyssa DiazJoel David MooreFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (If you have like-minded friends who love a good genre laugh)
Available On: Blu-ray, DVD
Additional Thoughts: If you don't know what you're getting yourself into by watching a movie called Shark Night, you might as well not even waste Shark Night's time. If, however, you've got a gang of like-minded friends who love to watch self-aware genre films and laugh in all the intended ways, you will have a lot of fun with the latest from the director of Snakes on a Plane.


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