New in Home Entertainment -July 30, 2013

New in Home Entertainment

July 30, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial acts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language
Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Cobra is back and this time they have kidnapped the president and put an operative in disguise in the White House.  So, it’s once again up to the Joes to step in and rescue the world.  Insane plot doesn’t begin to describe this mess.  If you are in it for wall to wall action and zero in the brains department – by all means check this out.  Personally, it hurt my head trying to piece this one together.  It’s nothing more than a ludicrous story filled with tons of bloodless violence and muscle.  I’m sure if I were 13 again that might be just enough to keep me tuned in.  D+

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images and language
Available on DVD and Blu-ray

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle tackles this story about a UK art auctioneer who foils an art heist only to be taken prisoner by the thieves until they can figure out how to clear up his amnesia and find where he hid the painting.  Part of the movie is deeply fascinating, such as the concept of stolen art and the fact that many stunning pieces have been taken and aregone forever.  Unfortunately, the story is so confounding that a good head scratch won’t come close to help you piece it together in time and by the moment you do, if you’re like me, you won’t care any longer.  Boyle has such a unique and seductive style to his filmmaking and its a shame it had to be wasted on this project.  C+