By Chris Kavan - 12/07/10 at 10:46 AM CT
Are you ready to explore the inner workings of the mind and the inner workings of an Ogre's life? Then chances are, this is a good week for you!
1) Christopher Nolan's mind-bending Inception leads the pack. This is one of my top films of the year, in fact I would say it is my second favorite just after The Social Network. It's a film you will probably appreciate watching multiple times to catch all the subtle aspects while catching all the action.
2) I don't have as much appreciation for an Ogre's fourth franchise attempt, but Shrek Forever After is still a decent animated film. If you've been a fan of the series, there's no reason to leave this one out. Plus you can get a great deal on the entire series as well if you haven't been picking them up on an individual basis.
3) If you're intent on keeping up on Blu-Ray releases, then don't miss out on Lost in Translation. Bill Murray makes a surprisingly good companion to Scarlett Johansson as they share friendship and bond in Japan. A personal favorite of mine.
4) For those who keep tabs on what Criterion is doing, you have the new release of Cronos, Guillermo del Toro's earliest feature-length film. Considering how impressed I've been with his body of work, this looks like it will be a future purchase. On the Blu-Ray front, Videodrome is also being released. Considering the weird, creepy vibe of this film - it's perfectly suited to high-def goodness.
5) Finally, for those who want to get some insight into the war against terror in Afghanistan, Restrepo, a documentary following a year in the life of a platoon of soldiers, is also coming out. I admit I don't watch many documentaries, but this one looks like it has an important message without obscuring the facts.
For information regarding all of the new releases coming out this week, please visit the FilmCrave New DVD Releases and the FilmCrave New Blu-Ray Releases pages today.