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 at 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 Dredd: Judge Dredd
Check out the original. Or revisit it if you’ve already seen it. It’s a film set in a dystopian future where the justice system has evolved into a single entity of judge, jury, and executioner. They call themselves Judges. Sylvester Stallone plays Judge Dredd, one of the most well-known and ironfisted judges the city has ever seen. Stallone’s world comes crashing down when he is accused of murder and exiled. Dredd must restore his honor and rebel against the very system he spent his life defending.
Instead of End of Watch: Training Day
From the same writer, David Ayer, experience a hard-hitting cop drama where the lead role is filled by none other than Denzel Washington. Denzel is a veteran narcotics officer charged with the training of a fresh recruit. The training goes far beyond the classroom and delves into the seedy underworld of narcotics enforcement. This film features a gripping struggle between the seasoned veteran doing things his way and the fresh recruit who is hell-bent on standing up for law and order.
Instead of House at the End of the Street: The Uninvited
This psychological thriller tells the story of a young girl who is released from a mental hospital. She has a hard time moving on from the death of her mother and is determined to find out who is responsible. She is haunted by visions of ghosts trying to give her clues to the puzzle and she ultimately believes her new stepmother (who was previously her mother’s caretaker) is responsible.
Instead of Trouble With the Curve: Paper Moon
Trouble with the curve centers around an aging baseball scout sent on one last trip reluctantly accompanied by his daughter. Paper Moon is a father-daughter drama set in the Great Depression. A con man is persuaded that a young girl is his daughter and he reluctantly agrees to drive her to her aunt’s house. Along the way she gets swept up in his numerous schemes and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One(2012)
Ok, in a word, this is awesome. It’s a collection of 10 blu-ray discs for all of the Marvel super hero movies including the avengers as well as some bonus SHIELD content. The whole set is packaged up in what appears to be an aluminum briefcase and the movie cases themselves feature some astonishing artwork.
Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
The four-disc set includes a 3D version, a blu-ray version, a regular DVD version, and a digital copy disc so you can have the avengers any way you please. If you saw the movie this is probably something you’re interested in. If you haven’t seen it yet (like me) then this might be a must have.
Alfred Hitchcock – The Masterpiece Collection
This collection contains 15 films. Some of the big name works you’ve seen and loved like Psycho, Rear Window, and The Birds but also some of the lesser known films like Torn Curtain, Rope, and Saboteur. This is the ultimate Hitchcock collection for the die hard Hitchcock or horror fan and there are sure to be many frights to be had during the viewing.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?