Cinematical's Spin-ematical: New on Blu-ray and DVD for 7/13


Amanda Seyfried is a prostitute, Julianne Moore is a gynecologist, and Liam Neeson is the latter's husband, suspected of cheating. Atom Egoyan's erotic thriller "might not connect on a personal level," according to our own Monika Bartyzel, yet "it does trap you into these lurid lives that flirt with every notion of bad behavior. I just wish they were characters I could love or hate, or simply feel for." Our recommendation: Rent it.

The latest film from Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding) is "a tough film to read," Jeffrey M. Anderson explains. "It's definitely irritating and off-putting, but it also seems to come from a place of genuine anguish." Ben Stiller stars as a man who ends up in Los Angeles house-sitting for his brother. Greenberg "tries to be an aimless movie about aimless characters but the road map is both too carefully marked and too deliberately obscure. Which is not to say that it's a complete dud, either." Our recommendation: Rent it.

The Bounty Hunter
Yeesh. Not to judge a movie by its trailer(s), but something about this would-be romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler in the titular role and Jennifer Aniston as his ex-wife and latest "bounty" smelled rancid. Our Lady of Grace, Jenni Miller, confirms the suspicion, saying that "with a limp script and poor pacing - seriously, how much do they have to drive around? - these two had the cards stacked against them from the beginning." Our recommendation: Skip it.

Also out: Our Family Wedding. After the jump: Indies on DVD, more Blu-ray picks, and Collector's Corner!
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