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 ofHansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Both films are new twists on classic tales AND both have colons in the title! With both films being shot for 3D, expect a lot of slow-motion jumps, ridiculous long range kills, and the action to really jump out at you to make you forget the plot. Grab and handful of popcorn and enjoy!

Instead of Movie 43: Paris, je t’aime
Granted, Movie 43 is not in French, but Movie 43 is the type of anthology movie that will rely more on the jokes and sight gags than the actual content of the story. If you’re looking for something with more engaging characters, and you don’t mind subtitles, have a movie night and watch Paris, je t’aime.

Instead of Parker: Any Other Jason Statham Film
I have a pretty good feeling the plot won’t matter so much and the action sequences will be impressive and potentially insane; much like Statham’s other films. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but after a while you know what you’re getting into when you go to see a film with Jason Statham as the lead.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

I absolutely loved this film and was disappointed to see it under perform at the box office. It’s a self-referencing comedy/drama/action that tells stories within stories and leaves you laughing and tearing up all in one stroke. Check out mine and Rob’s review HERE and definitely pick this one up today!


Sherlock (2010)

The first two seasons of this incredible BBC series is available on Netflix Instant Watch and I can’t recommend it enough. I raved about it a few podcast episodes ago and I’m eagerly anticipating season 3. Sherlock is a modern day adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters and their world. One of the coolest things about this show is there are only three episodes a season. Each episode is an hour and a half so rather than drag cases out over an few episode arch and add a bunch of filler, you get the fantastic performances of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Bilbo Bag- I mean Dr. Watson) as they solve mystery after mystery as they cross paths with the menacing Moriarity.

SherlockNetflix Synopsis: In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. At his side — though hobbling — is flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from the Afghan War.

What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?