It’s been a week since our last entry in the blog. We’ve been really busy traveling around Spain, and haven’t been able to get as much done as we wanted. But, we’re back in the office now, so please accept our apologies!
This week’s set of DVD releases is an interesting and almost uniformly excellent bunch (Chipmunks, kaff). The most unlikely Best Picture nominee, An Education, is the strongest of the more traditional pictures. But the Criticker Pick of the week is Under the Sea 3D — released into IMAX theaters over a year ago, and now available for your home.
Baader Meinhof Komplex, Der – Average Tier 6.41
A look at Germany’s terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and ’70s. Based on Stefan Aust’s best-selling nonfiction book. Baader Meinhof Komplex, Der @ Amazon
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – Average Tier 2.82
Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back and ready to rock in their second big-screen comedy that reteams them with their beleaguered manager, Dave (Jason Lee), setting them up for a new series of musical misadventures. David Cross reprises his role as music mogul Ian Hawke, with Cameron Richardson returning as Dave’s love interest. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney provide the voices of the three miscreant marmots. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel @ Amazon
An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans. Under the Sea 3D @ Amazon