What will you buy, rent, or skip this week?
Creating even more of a talk-fest than usual, Quentin Tarantino rewrote history and plundered World War II iconography with his customary breezy aplomb. Christoph Waltz steals the show as a thoroughly charming, incredibly evil Nazi, overshadowing ostensible star Brad Pitt. Tarantino's films always reward multiple viewings. (Read more: Todd Gilchrist's review for Cinematical.) Buy it. Also on Blu-ray.
Raucously funny, Todd Phillips' version of "one crazy bachelor party night in Vegas" is smutty as a freshman dorm room, enlivened by pleasantly off-key performances by Ed Helm and Zach Galifianakis. Appearances by Mike Tyson and a tiger add spice. (Read more: Eric D. Snider's review for Cinematical.) An unrated version is now available. Rent it. Also on Blu-ray.
Ang Lee's period recreation took a critical drubbing, but even the director's least successful offerings have provided a modicum of redeeming virtues. (Read more: Jenni Miller's review for Cinematical: "I was surprised at how much I liked this little movie.") Rent it. Also on Blu-ray.
Guinea pigs gone wild! Producer Jerry Bruckheimer ventures into animation with an all-star voice cast. (Read more: Eric D. Snider's review for Cinematical: "In 2009, you can watch animated rodents save the world and still think, "Meh. What else you got?") Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.