Some big movies are out on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, so if you missed them in theaters—or just want to see them again—now’s your chance. The blockbuster “The Hobbit”, the Judd Apatow comedy “This Is 40”, plus multiple Oscar nominees “Les Miserables” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, are all among this week’s new releases. What will you be seeing? Read about those and other films below.
Pick of the Week: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this thriller opens a couple years after September 11, 2001. CIA agent Maya (Jessica Chastain) is sent to Pakistan, where other agents are using brutal interrogation techniques to pull information from captured Al Qaeda terrorists in an attempt to determine the whereabouts of their leader, Osama bin Laden. Maya is initially reluctant to engage in these forms of torture, but as she becomes more and more determined to find bin Laden, she realizes the necessity of them. Maya becomes increasingly run down as the years go by and fewer breakthroughs in the hunt are made, but her determination becomes an obsession, leading up to the discovery of a compound in 2011 where bin Laden could very well be hiding out in—and where the government sends an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALS to finish the job. Runtime: 157 minutes. Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images and for language.
Other new releases:
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
- “Les Miserables” (out Friday, March 22)
- “This Is 40”
- “Rust and Bone”
- “The Other Son”
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