Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Everyone's favorite teen PI Veronica Mars is all grown up. She's living in NYC with Piz and just about to snag a plum lawyer gig when she's called back to Neptune to help out her ex Logan. In typical Logan fashion, he's in legal hot water - this time around, he's accused of murdering his girlfriend. Oh, it's also their high school reunion. Fun times!
Why We're IN: Okay, if you're a diehard Marshmallow, chances are you're already getting a copy of the movie from Kickstarter. But, hey, while you wait for them to be sent out, why not snag an extra copy or two?
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Ace in the Hole" (Criterion)
What's It About? Kirk Douglas stars as a ruthless reporter scheming to keep his latest scoop in the headlines. A classic film noir, and Billy Wilder's follow-up to "Sunset Boulevard."
Why We're IN: This Criterion release has been digitally restored and features an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, plus a doc about Wilder and much more.
New on DVD & Blu-ray
"The Art of the Steal"
What's It About? Not to be confused with the documentary about art dealers, this cheesy heist flick stars Kurt Russell as a art thief slash motorcycle dude, Matt Dillon as his shifty brother, and Jay Baruchel as a thief-in-training.
IN or OUT: This Canadian flick left the majority of those who saw it feeling frosty.
"Call Me Crazy: A Five Film"
What's It About? Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Bonnie Hunt, and Sharon Maguire each direct a short film about women living with mental illness in this TV movie anthology. The sprawling cast includes Melissa Leo, Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Hyland, Octavia Spencer, and Brittany Snow.
IN or OUT: DVR it, if you must.
"Son of Batman"
What's It About? Oops, Batman had a baby with Talia al Ghul, and now that baby is all grown up and itching to fight crime like his daddy! Can Batman and Damian defeat Deathstroke? (Hint: Probably.)
IN or OUT: Fans of the animated Batman series will dig this. The rest of you, maybe not so much.
What's It About? James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold ("The House of Yes," "Dead Ringers") star as Craig and Irene Morrison, an aging but independent married couple facing some rather unpleasant truths about their future together.
IN or OUT: Reviewers gave this tearjerker pretty solid reviews, so if you're up for something a little more serious, give it a try.
New on Blu-ray
"Blazing Saddles" (40th Anniversary)
What's It About? Mel Brooks takes aim at the Wild West with this scathingly hilarious satire about a small frontier town, crooked politicians, and the African-American man they install as sheriff for their own twisted purposes. Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Brooks, and many others populate this crazy comedy.
Why We're IN: It's 40 years old and as funny (and relevant) as ever, but there's not much to recommend this version if you've already got it on Blu-ray.
"The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1"
What's It About? Join Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son Opie (Ron Howard), Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) for the first season of this small-town sitcom.
IN or OUT: There are some cool features, like home movies from the set shot by Ron Howard's father Rance.
Guys Being Guys Party 3-Pack ("Bachelor Party" / "Revenge of the Nerds" / "Porky's")
What's It About? The next time you want to bro down over some beers and movies, toss these extremely mediocre-to-terrible '80s comedies into the Blu-ray player and see how it goes. Yeah, buddy!
IN or OUT: Not even as a gag gift.
"The Honeymooners: Classic 39"
What's It About? Welcome to the first season of the classic '50s sitcom about bus driver Ralph Kramden, his dippy best friend Ed Norton, and his no-BS wife Alice. Starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows.
IN or OUT: Fans will want to spring for this, if only to see the "Honeymooners" musical.
"I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1"
What's It About? Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in this beloved sitcom about a married couple who wanna make it in showbiz.
IN or OUT: There's plenty to recommend for fans of the series, like some of the classic episodes, the remastered pilot episode, and even radio broadcasts. Everyone else, not so much.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection ("State Fair" / "Oklahoma!" / "The King and I" / "Carousel" / "South Pacific" / "The Sound of Music")
What's It About? 6 movies and 851 minutes of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical goodness, that's what!
IN or OUT: We're not sure that even diehard musical fans will want to shell out their hard-earned bucks for this collection.
"The Women" (1939)
What's It About? George Cukor's ensemble comedy gathered some of the finest ladies in the biz for this all-female flick about love, marriage, and gossip. Co-starring Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, and many more.
IN or OUT: There's a reason it's a classic. Stop DVR'ing it each time it comes on TMC, and just buy the darn thing.