New in Home Entertainment – November 12, 2013

New in Home Entertainment

November 12, 2013

Man of Steel
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language
Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

300 director Zack Snyder’s epic reimagining of the Superman story still stands as one of my favorite films of 2013.  Henry Cavill is fantastic as the greatest of all super heroes and villain General Zod is masterfully portrayed by Michael Shannon.  And with great performances by Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams and a very talented supporting cast, Man of Steel turns out to be not only a visionary production, but one with acting muscle as well.  So its a tad violent for the younger kids and the mass destruction of Earth is underplayed, but for teens on up this is a remarkable film.  Now I can’t wait for my toddler to grow up so I can watch this with him and have his little mind blown.  A

Dexter: The Final Season
Rated TV-MA
Available on DVD and Blu-ray

Some shows like Breaking Bad know how to end a series and some shows, like Dexter here, haven’t a clue.  In our favorite TV vigilante’s last season, he faces a new killer with close ties to the new criminal psychologist working with the Miami police department.  Unfortunately there is a lot of been there/done that played out here and the drama seems forced to say the least.  And with a finale that shows how not to end a series, my advice is to pretend Dexter is already over and if you are catching up on Netflix, let his universe end with John Lithgow’s exit.  C-