Two great films make their way to DVD this week, leading with Submarine, the directing debut from Richard Ayoade. The British film, which co-stars Criticker faves Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins, is a coming-of-age tale about a teenager who’s battling with his own love life and that of his parents. Also worth tracking down is Buck, a documentary about the “original” horse whisperer, from Cindy Meehl.
Fast Five – Average Tier 5.12
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for this fifth installment of the explosive Fast and the Furious series. Brian (Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) break Dom (Diesel) out of prison, and they head to Brazil to put together a racing team to take on a drug dealer who wants to kill them. At the same time, they have to elude the capture of uncompromising federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who’s been dispatched to Rio to take them down. Fast Five @ Amazon
Scream 4 – Average Tier 4.37
Perennial survivor Sidney Prescott, now a successful self-help author, returns to her home town of Woodsboro in the fourth act of director Wes Craven’s Scream franchise. Sidney’s homecoming, however, coincides with a slew of unsettling new murders. Scream 4 @ Amazon
A comedy which follows a 15-year-old boy with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher. Submarine @ Amazon
Cindy Meehl’s beautiful documentary tells the story of Buck Brannaman, a rangy, bow-legged cowboy who travels the country 40 weeks out of every year hosting four-day horse clinics. (npr.org) Buck @ Amazon