Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? This is a tight, strange little nail-biter about a pianist with stage fright (Elijah Wood) whose triumphant return to the stage is ruined by a nasty message scrawled among his notes. If he plays one wrong key, he will die! Will he be able to make it through his performance without hitting one wrong note?
Why We're IN: Forget Frodo! This is a new side to Elijah Wood, and we're diggin' it.
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"3 Days to Kill"
What's It About? Kevin Costner stars as a CIA badass and aging father who's trying to juggle his last mission and making nice with his teenage daughter. Also, he's dying and is on the hunt for an experimental drug that could save his life. This movie can't make up its mind!
IN or OUT: So far out, man.
"About Last Night"
What's It About? This re-imagining of the 1986 Brat Packer movie, which was itself based on a David Mamet play, stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, and Joy Bryant as four friends who fall in and out of love and bed with each other. Hart and Hall steal every scene they're in with their quippy, R-rated banter.
IN or OUT: If you're into romcoms, you're in.
"The Monuments Men"
What's It About? George Clooney co-wrote, directed, and stars in this historic heist film about a gaggle of guys trying to save art from looting Nazis. Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban co-star.
IN or OUT: Sorry, George. Not even your handsome punim can save this one.
What's It About? Paul W.S. Anderson takes another crack at the past with this actioner about the days before Mount Vesuvius erupts. Kit Harington plays a slave who falls in love with a rich babe (Emily Browning). He also fights a whole bunch of dudes to the death. We all know how this one ended. Sorry, Jon Snow!
IN or OUT: Critics say it's a hot, steaming pile of ... lava.
What's It About? The minds behind "Mean Girls" and "Heathers" bring you an adaptation of the popular YA novel by Richelle Mead. It's about a high school full of vampires, which means the interpersonal drama gets extra juicy.
IN or OUT: Fans liked it, but the few critics who managed to see it, hated it. (It was pretty much buried by the studio.) Looks like this potential franchise bit the dust.
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"Like Someone in Love" (Criterion)
What's It About? Technically, it's about a young woman who works as a prostitute and a curious new client of hers. In the hands of master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, it's about much, much more.
IN or OUT: Even if it didn't come with a 45-minute making-of documentary and other cool stuff, snagging the new Kiarostami on Criterion Blu-ray would be a no-brainer