The latest Mission Impossible lived up to the improbably high standards of the series and is definitely worth seeking out on DVD for those who haven’t seen it. But the pick of the week is Shame, a universally lauded drama about a sex-addict and the unexpected arrival of his younger sister. This is the second partnership between director Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender. Their first project together, Hunger, won McQueen the Caméra d’Or at Cannes… and Shame earned him an NC-17 from America’s squeamish ratings board. (The violence and deaths in Mission Impossible? Yeah, that’s a PG-13.)
The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol @ Amazon
A drama centered on 30-something Brandon, his myriad sexual escapades, and what happens when his wayward younger sister moves in with him.
Shame @ Amazon
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
The Divide @ Amazon
Narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time.
Born to Be Wild @ Amazon