It’s the last Tuesday for the month of March (yeah, already) and I don’t know why but there isn’t much being released today and that’s where we come in. We here at NerdBastards will help ya’ll out with your decision by listing the stuff that comes out today either under Buy, Rent, or Pass. Now check after the jump to see what’s available and also check out the Anime of the Week since this weeks Anime pick is for the ladies.BUY
Alice in Wonderland Special Un-Anniversary Edition
On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow – and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice’s journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts – and her army of playing cards.
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna.
Director: Clyde Geronimi(Cinderella, Peter Pan), Wilfred Jackson (Fantasia, Mickey Mouse shorts), Hamilton Luske (Pinocchio)
Hey it’s another Disney movie being released, though there is one catch for this one, no Blu-Ray release for it…yet. Anyways, another one of Disney’s older classic, in which this film was supervised by Walt Disney himself, Alice in Wonderland is one of those fun movies to watch. If anything, pretty sure Disney is just cashing in with Burton’s version of the film out and is using this as advertisement. Still, it is a two disk set with a remastered version of the film on the first disk and the extras on the second disk is stacked which makes it a BUY.
Available: 2 Disk DVD set.
Sherlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned “consulting detective” is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted…and just the challenge he’s looking for.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, and Kelly Reilly
Director: Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla)
Some people didn’t like it, many loved it, it doesn’t matter, Robert Downey Jr. is in it and its good. Guy Ritchie’s take on the classic detective story is a fun ride and if you get the Blu-Ray version, this Thursday you can chat with Robert Downey Jr. while watching the movie with the Blu-Ray online interactive feature. Only one extra for the DVD but has Blu-Ray has couple interactive extras which makes it a BUY for the HD version.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy Combo, DVD
Check out NerdBastards review on Sherlock Holmes
The KillerWhen Jeffrey, a hit man, accidentally blinds a young nightclub chanteuse, his guilt makes him leave the racket to take care of her. Falling in love with the vulnerable singer, he eventually agrees to do one last hit to raise the money needed for a cornea transplant that might restore her vision. His assignment is to assassinate mob leader Tony Weng during the crowded Dragon Boat Festival. The hit is successful, despite all the police protection, and he almost gets away. But a child is injured during his escape, and Jeffrey nearly gets caught while taking the time to drive her to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Because his identity was revealed while saving the child, the new crime boss now wants him killed. Refusing to pay him for the successful hit, he puts a contract out on his life instead.
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Chu Kong
Director: John Woo (Hard Boiled, Mission: Impossible 2)
Folks do you like violence and gun fights? Well your in luck, The Killer is this weeks Ninja Assassin because of the violence and such. It does have one thing over Ninja Assassin and thats the story. Other reason why it gets a rent is that apparently the Blu-Ray version of this film is not the best as they claim that it is with both the picture and audio taking some sort of hit, thus why it gets a RENT. So grab you buddies and drinks and enjoy Chow Yun Fat kicking ass.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
I Sell the Dead
Adventure and horror merge in this morbid tale of two 18th-century graverobbers who make it their mission to hunt down the undead abominations that refuse to accept their rightful place in the ground. Arrested by towering holy man Father Duffy and threatened with the guillotine for robbing graves with his mentor, Willie Grimes, apprentice ghoul Arthur Blake agrees to make a full confession in exchange for a steady flow of whiskey. Arthur’s story begins when he was just a young boy stealing jewelry from corpses in order to eat. Later, Arthur formed a partnership with Willie, and the pair went to work ensuring the walking dead learned to rest in peace. Now, with the specter of death looming ever closer, Arthur agrees to tell his tale to the very man charged with deciding his ultimate fate.
Starring: Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm
Director: Glenn McQuaid
It’s a low budget fun horror comedy that is worth the RENT when you want to watch something fun. Has some familiar faces which would make one wonder why they would even be in the movie, but nonetheless, check it out.
Availabe: Blu-Ray, DVD
In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man.
Starring: Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, and Sally Hawkins
Director: Lone Scherfig
Young girl falls in love with an older gentleman that is bad and set in London. Yes folks, it seems like the same old story and pretty much is. If ya did have an interest in watching it, go ahead and rent it but for the rest of us, it’s a PASS.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The SqueakquelBefore you could say, “Alvinnnnn!!!” talks began about a new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. Not content to rest on their laurels, the ‘Munks are preparing yet another “first”: There have been many great movie sequels. There have even been prequels. Now, get ready for the world’s first Squeakquel, in which Alvin, Simon and Theodore finally meet their match – and maybe more – in the newly arrived female trio, The Chipettes.
Starring: Jason Lee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Justin Long, and Justin Long
Director: Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Private Parts)
Another movie that doesn’t bother for older fans and thus destroying our childhood. They could have done something to make these movies pleases fans of the original but they just decide to cash in for a newer generation and sadly, it’s working. Just PASS this and if your parent and they want this, try to show them the older cartoon version of the Chipmunks then this. When will Hollywood stop destroying our childhood…when?
Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD 2 Pack, DVD
Anime Pick of the Week
Ouran High School Host Club: The Complete Series
The popular Shojo manga got an Anime adaptation and it did justice to the series. A tom-boyish girl gets mistaken as a boy and is force to work at the schools Host Club, which is a pretty person will sit there and serve you and is to make you feel comfortable and happy. All 26 episodes in either DVD or Blu-Ray for a pretty good price, this is something worth checking out for you shojo fans.
Available: Blu-Ray, DVD