Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Just how far would you go for a dare? David Koechner ("Anchorman") plays a super rich dude who's looking for some cheap thrills at the expense of a couple of guys who need cash. Pat Healy ("Compliance") and Sara Paxton ("The Innkeepers") co-star.
Why We're IN: This disturbing indie got great reviews, but it's definitely not for everyone. If you like your gore with a side of sly political commentary, this could be your jam.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"The Life Aquatic"
What's It About? Bill Murray stars as Steve Zissou, an oceanographer who's making a documentary about his hunt for the Jaguar Shark, which made a snack out of his old partner. He's joined by a ragtag gang played by Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, and other Anderson all-stars.
Why We're IN: This Criterion package includes audio commentary, a making-of doc, interviews, deleted scenes, and cool inserts full of illustrations and other goodies.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"A Birder's Guide to Everything"
What's It About? Kodi Smit-McPhee ("Let Me In") stars in this coming-of-age movie about a teen coping with the loss of his mother and his father's pending remarriage. David (Smith-McPhee) and his friends, who are bird-watchers, take off to find a rare bird with help from a bird expert played by Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley. Life lessons unfold, obviously.
IN or OUT: It's a fairly toothless coming-of-age movie, but it got pretty good reviews.
What's It About? A romance between a bad boy (Alex Pettyfer, "Magic Mike") and a rich girl (Gabriella Wilde, "The Three Musketeers") is nothing new, and this remake definitely didn't win over any fans.
IN or OUT: If you're dying for this sort of thing, maybe check out the original with Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, with bonus Tom Cruise, and James Spader.
What's It About? Ethan and Joel Coen wrote this remake about a heist gone awry, but that doesn't mean it's any good. In fact, that makes it almost worse! Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, and Alan Rickman star.
IN or OUT: Out, unless you're a Coen brother obsessive.
"Journey to the West"
What's It About? Actor and director Stephen Chow ("Kung Fu Hustle," "Shaolin Soccer") shares writing and directing credits with Derek Kwok on this fantastical action flick about a Buddhist monk trying to protect his hometown from demons.
IN or OUT: Critics loved Chow's combination of comedy, action, and fantasy.
"Suits: Season Three"
What's It About? "Suits" is a drama that airs on USA Network. Patrick J. Adams co-stars as a college dropout who manages to get himself involved with one of the fanciest law firms in NYC.
IN or OUT: "Suits" doesn't get a lot of love from TV critics, but it's got a strong fan base and is actually pretty good.
New to Blu-ray
"Red River" (Criterion)
What's It About? This classic Howard Hawks Western drama stars John Wayne as a rancher and Montgomery Clift as his adopted son as they go on a cattle drive to Red River. The trouble they encounter has less to do with dairy cows than dads and sons.
IN or OUT: This package includes spiffy restored versions of the original theatrical release and a longer version, trailers, and more. If you snag the dual-format release, you'll also get a paperback copy of the out-of-print novel on which the movie is based.
"Sleepaway Camp" (Collector's Edition)
What's It About? It's an '80s slasher about some maniac on the loose at, well, a sleepaway camp.
IN or OUT: Fans will definitely want to add it to their bloody collection. It has several audio commentary tracks, interviews, and even a little retrospective with its cast and crew.