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 Carrie (2013), watch: Carrie (1976)
Seriously guys, no need to see this remake when the stunning original is sitting and waiting for you in your Netflix Instant Queue. Read more about the recommendation in the Netflix Instant pick section below. [Carrie (2013) trailer] / [Carrie (1976) trailer]

Instead of Escape Plan, watch: Die Hard With A Vengeance
If you aren’t able to see Escape Plan in theaters this week, stay home and watch one of my favorite Die Hard Films, Die Hard With A Vengeance. If you have a hard time keeping track, this is the third film in the series and it features Samuel L. Jackson as the racially charged, reluctant sidekick of John McClane and Jeremy Irons as Simon, the brother of former Die Hard villain Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman.) There is a lot of action movie greatness happening in Vengeance including twisted puzzles, a dastardly bad guy and plenty of explosions.( [Escape Plan trailer] / [Die Hard With A Vengence trailer]

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Instead of The Fifth Estate, watch: The Social Network
Okay, okay! I know you’re tired of hearing about it. But Social Network fits the bill if you’re looking for an alternative to the true story-based film The Fifth Estate. I could gush about The Social Network but I already have here and here. And if you need another excuse to watch the film this week, then look no further than this post here. [The Fifth Estate trailer] / [The Social Network trailer]

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The Conjuring
Alright! Just in time for Halloween, the James Wan directed horror film The Conjuring comes to blu ray for your viewing pleasure. The movie is a heart-attack inducing exercise in terror and one of my favorite films of 2013 so far. You can read all about why I dug it so much in my review of the film. [Buy it on Amazon] / [The Conjuring trailer]

Carrie (1976)
The original Carrie film is based off a Stephen King story and expertly directed by Brian DePalma. Featuring some fantastic performances, spellbinding storytelling and authentic characterization, Carrie is a true horror classic that should not be missed.

Carrie Netflix Synopsis: Mousy teen Carrie White may be ostracized, but she has the ability to move objects with her mind. When the high school “in crowd” torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating and deadly power.