It’s 2013! The first day of the new year falls on every home video lovers’ favorite day, Tuesday. Movie enthusiast can kick their new year off January 1, 2013,with a trip to the video store to grab one of the year's better films. Consequently, its not a great week for the number of releases but nonetheless, it's worth the trip as this week does feature one of the better films of 2012.
My new DVD release articles in 2013 will feature a new segment called the Spotlight. The Spotlight will feature what I think is the top video choice for the week. This week's spotlight release the sci-fi thriller, Looper (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt) it tops the list of this week premieres. Looper is an interesting intersection of action, sci-fi, and a crime thriller that revolves around a man that travels from the future to kill a target for his mob bosses. But when he discovers that the man he has to kill is himself, he hesitates.
Plot synopsis from Imdb.com:
“In the year 2044, a man working for a group of killers called "Loopers" (they work for the mob and kill people who are sent blindfolded back in time from the year 2074 by their bosses) recognizes a victim as himself. He hesitates resulting in the escape of his older self. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.” (Imdb.com)
In addition to Looper, they isn't any must buy movies this week but there are some that have good potential to make you delve into your wallet. Here are the other new movies that debut on Tuesday:
Cosmopolis (Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, and )
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Freddie Prinse, Jr., Monica Rial, and Vic Mignogna)
The Room (Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sistero)
The Thompsons (Corey Knauf, Samuel Child, and Joseph Mckelheer)
You can currently order any of the titles above for pre-order from Amazon. They will be for sale on this Tuesday at all home video retailers but for movie enthusiasts in Baltimore, I recommend making a pit stop at my favorite local vendor in Baltimore for DVD and Blu-ray releases, The Sound Garden in Fells Point.