Maybe you’re looking to save a few bucks or the current theater choices just aren’t cutting it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just as nice to sit a home and watch a good flick. Take a look at this week’s picks for some At-Home Alternatives to the weekly cinema options.
Instead of Red Tails:
See the original documentary about the WWII Tuskegee airmen that the new film Red Tails is based on. Also brought to you by George Lucas, the documentary’s website declares:
Double Victory: Two Warriors in the Fight for Civil Rights During WWII appears on the History Channel Febuary 6th and 13th.
Instead of Underworld: Awakening:
An American Werewolf in London
If Kate Beckinsale in leather and flashy lycans just aren’t your thing, we recommend watching one of our favorite werewolf films of all time. The great John Landis directs the all time classic An American Werewolf in London, a film that is both funny and scary, and features some of the best practical effects around. An American Werewolf in London is currently streaming on Netflix Instant Watch.
Instead of Haywire:
A sure fire match to the new action thriller Haywire, Kill Bill is another film featuring a badass female protagonist and a noteworthy director. If you are interested in Haywire but need to stay in this week, trade in Soderberg for Tarantino and watch the always entertaining Kill Bill series on Blu Ray.
As one of our absolute favorite films from 2011, 50/50 is an easy recommendation for this week’s Blu Ray. The hilarious and heart wrenching film soars due to its honesty, genuine characters and believable performances. We strongly suggest picking up a copy or giving it a chance via rental.
If you’re looking for a good family film this week, Real Steel certainly offers up a lot of fun that will undoubtedly get the kids pumped up. The movie may not pull out any surprises in the plot department but it has an undeniable energy that seems to go over well with most age groups.
If you’re a Criterion collector, then this pick is for you. The latest to be added to the archive is the immense film from 1954 Godzilla. Criterion takes special care restoring the film to high definition quality and putting together tons of glorious special features.
Netflix Instant Watch Pick of the Week:
Tucker and Dale VS. Evil
Netflix Synopsis: Expecting to enjoy a relaxing vacation at their rundown mountain cabin, backwoods boys Tucker and Dale see their peaceful trip turn into a nightmare when college kids camping nearby accuse the duo of being psychotic killers.
If you don’t know what to watch and are looking for something fresh and original, find Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil immediately on Netflix and click watch now. TADVE is a horror comedy with a premise so deliciously clever you’ll be amazed no one as utilized it before. The film’s focus of cultural stereotyping might seem like a hard joke to sustain fora full feature film but the movie rises above it and seriously works. Lovable characters, hilarious gags and all around awareness of it’s genre help Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil become a seriously enjoyable Netflix treat.