The Amazing Spider-Man – A new version of the story we’ve heard many times before, and not for the better. This version was mainly made so that Sony could keep the rights to Spider-man before having them revert to Disney/Marvel. Peter Parker is now more moody and less of a nerd is now after Gwen Stacy instead of Mary Jane. The movie had lots of problems, mainly because all the things that made it different were left on the cutting room floor last minute. Deleted scenes could help redeem the movie. Read my full review of it here. Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka. Rated PG-13.
Arthur Christmas – I hate it when they do this, but this movie came out last year and is just now coming out on video. By now this movie has become pretty much an after thought. But it gives the answer of how Santa delivers all the presents in one night and what happens when a mistake is made. Stars James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wootton, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Ramona Marquez, and Michael Palin. Rated PG.
The Muppet Christmas Carol – A rerelease for the 20th anniversary (makes you feel old doesn’t it?) of the Muppet Christmas Carol. This is still one of my personal favorites for Christmas Carol retelling. NOTE: This version is missing the song “When Love is Gone” that many may remember from the versions of the movie. Sad that they didn’t include it in this version.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland – Another piece of childhood comes out on Blu-Ray. This one caught Krista by surprise but was very happy to see it released. Rated G.
Law & Order: The Eleventh Year – I don’t know how this hasn’t all been released yet, but they release all the Law & Order’s late for some reason. Not Rated.
Wolf Lake: The Complete Series – Considering this only has 10 episodes and is from 2001, I’m surprised that it either took this long or that it was released at all. And apparently some editing with music and things are different than the original broadcast versions. Not Rated.
Aim High: Season 1 – Okay, this is kind of an odd selection to put on here. It says first season, like it aired here (it actually might have in other countries?) but this is a webseries that stars Jackson Rathbone (Yes from the Twilight movies and the bad Avatar, I mean Airbender movie) but is probably the best thing that he’s done. He is a high school student that works for the US Government as an operative. But his government job and his high school life start to collide violently. This show is actually very clever, has some good action, and even has Clancy Brown as an assassin. I also found out that it is getting a much needed second season. Not Rated.
H2O: Just Add Water – The complete Australian series that was a hit series on Nickelodeon. Apparently much of this hasn’t been released on video before. Not Rated.
Regular Show: Best DVD In the World (At This Moment In Time), Volume 2 – Once again, Cartoon Network releases a TV show that aren’t straight season sets or even volumes. Such a blow to weird and good show that has won an Emmy. When will they learn? Probably not until they lose everything to Nickelodeon or Disney. Not Rated.
Psychic Squad: Collection 4 – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks. Don’t know much about it. Not Rated.
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere: Season 1 – Apparently set in a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable but other nations exist and try to take them over. There is a Testament which helps return people to the sky (heaven?) but then the Testament ends and people have to figure out what to do next. Sub Only from Sentai Filmworks. Again. Not Rated.
Sengoku Basara: The Last Party – A DUB release from Funimation (Not that I’d expect different but all the others this week are subs.) is the last (?) movie based off the series and game of Sengoku Basara. More epic over the top battles occur as people fight to save Japan. Not Rated.
Halo 4 – One of the biggest video game releases of the year, we finally have the newest Halo game. Supposedly Halo 3 was supposed to be the end (from what I was told) but they can’t let a big series like this die. This starts a whole new saga, facing the Reclaimers after you’re shipwrecked on a unknown world. There is the normal and special editions of the game. Available only on Xbox 360. Rated M for Mature.
LittleBigPlanet Karting – The Go Kart version of LittleBigPlanet. Apparently with all the customization that you get with all the LittleBigPlanet games. Available only on the PS3. Rated E for Everyone.
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning – The newest in the Harvest Moon series. For those who are fans of the series, this is getting great reviews. Comes with both 3D and 2D modes. Available only on the 3DS. Rated E for Everyone.
NASCAR The Game: Inside Line – Apparently this isn’t the first NASCAR game, even though the title makes it seem like it is. It’s all the thrills of driving around in a circle with NASCAR branding. Available for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360. Rated E for Everyone.