Moviefone's Pick of the Week"Bernie" What's It About? Jack Black re-teams with "School of Rock" director Richard Linklater for a twisted dark comedy about the true story of Bernie Tiede, an eccentric Texas community leader who murdered the town's rich widow Marjorie Nugent (played by Shirley MacLaine). See It Because: Linklater has always been a great actor's director. In addition to a hilariously icy MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey (who plays a big-headed DA), the director populates the film with eccentric personalities, including real neighbors of the actual Tiede. But this is Black's movie: his disappearance into the unique and flamboyant Bernie reminds you that beneath his trademark schtick is a gifted comedic actor. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

New on DVD & Blu-ray"Chimpanzee" What's It About? Disney's latest documentary chronicles the true story of Oscar, a young baby who was orphaned and left to fend for himself in the wild. Incredibly, filmmakers were able to record Oscar's adoption into a neighboring chimp community, and chronicle his upbringing and growing pains. See It or Skip It: See it.

"Freelancers" What's It About? Robert De Niro stars in some cliche cop thriller with 50 Cent; if there's anyone who thinks Bobby isn't shamelessly slummin' his talents for some easy money, we'd like to meet you. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

"The Dictator" What's It About? Sacha Baron Cohen's latest fish-out-of-water publicity stunt/movie features him as a brutal Middle Eastern dictator who has to get by in NYC; it aims to be a modern, edgier "Duck Soup" but it's just not as focused as his brilliant "Borat." See It or Skip It: See it, but only if you're a Cohen completist. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

"One in the Chamber" What's It About? Want more "Expendables" action? Check out this Dolph Lundgren flick that replaces Sly, Arnie and Bruce with... Cuba Gooding Jr.? Oh, sorry. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray )

"A Separation"What's It About? This Iranian film, that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language movie, is a tightly-woven story of family conflicts, where the actions between two married couples produces several layers of complicated drama that affects their entire families. See It or Skip It: See it, if you're not scared away by subtitles. (Also Available on Redbox)

"Weekend" (Criterion Collection)What's It About? The British indie (and SXSW Award Winner) concerning two young men who meet in a gay night club is frequently compared to "Before Sunrise," with its story of an intense, whirlwind romance. See It or Skip It: See it, if you're open to intimate indie films.

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