Put 'em in our Netflix cue or find 'em at the Redbox or get 'em from your provider's on-demand service...however you want to catch 'em, here are the ones you can catch as of today. Oh, and...duh...I'm doing trailers from here on out where available.
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius, 2012 - France
Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelop Ann Miller, Beth Grant and (of course) Uggie!
We were able to show it to you early here in Nashville, back in November. Back then, I said it was going to get nine Oscar nominations and would likely win Best Picture. I was wrong...it got ten nominations. If you've missed it up until now, you can finally join in the conversation. And you'll get to see not only some fine silent acting, but also one of the great dog performances of all time. Shout out to the lovely Beth Grant - a NaFF favorite - for her small, but pivotal, part. Metacritic Score: 89
21 Jump Street - Chris Miller, Phil Lord - 2012 USA
Jonah Hill (skinny version), Channing Tatum (mostly-clothed version)
This Friday the world gets the mostly-unclothed version of Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, so if you're a huge Channing Tatum completist and missed this riff on 80s TV while it was in theaters, here's your chance to catch him showing off his comedic chops rather than his pecs and abs. This did get largely positive reviews. I have yet to see it, but I imagine that it will somehow feel appropriate on On-Demand one day when I'm simply not in the mood for anything serious. Or, if Magic Mike should make me want to become a Channing Tatum completist. Then again, that would mean watching The Vow, so that ain't gonna happen. Metacritic Score: 69
Also out on DVD / BluRay / VOD this week:
After a brief run at the Belcourt earlier this year, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia reaches home video - although I've not yet found a way of seeing it aside form buying it at Amazon. If someone finds a Redbox with it or can find it on Netflix (I didn't see it yet), let us know. Metacritic Score: 82
Julia Roberts stars in yet another take-off of the Snow White fable, Mirror Mirror. Metacritic Score: 46
Some say Wrath of the Titans is better than 2010's Clash of the Titans. I say that's like claiming getting salmonella is better than getting shingles. Metacritic Score: 37