Madonna, Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah all feature in this week’s slate of new releases, though if the reviews of the Criticker community are any indication, all three divas should stick to music. And maybe Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the ensemble responsible for execrable New Year’s Eve should join them. They couldn’t possibly be any worse at singing than filmmaking. The only new DVD which gets any love at all is the latest from Steven Soderbergh. Even so, considering the director and a cast which includes Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, and Michael Fassbender, Haywire’s average tier of 5.12 has to be considered a disappointment.
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.
Haywire @ Amazon
The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve @ Amazon
A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
W.E. @ Amazon
Two choir members have differing opinions on how to win the national choir competition.
Joyful Noise @ Amazon