The Weekender: A ‘Rose’ by any other name

Movie of the Week

Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with this harrowing but frequently hilarious account of journalist Maziar Bahari’s time as a prisoner in Iran during the tumultuous 2009 elections.

Beyond the Lights
Dumb and Dumber To
Saving Christmas

The Way He Looks – Angelika Dallas

Blu-ray Pick

Batman (Complete Series)
Batman (Complete Series)
After years in rights’ hell, the campy, groovy original Batman series comes to home video. Maybe you don’t need every episode of this series, which got more outlandish each season. But for nostalgia’s sake, this is a dream come true for me. My favorite episode is probably the two-parter with guest star Liberace, who plays both a world-class pianist and his twin brother, a crime boss. How does the latter try to kill Batman and Robin? By tying them to a machine that perforates sheet music for player pianos. I mean, how could you not love something so ridiculous?

New Releases
Drive Hard (8%)
Happy Christmas (78%)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (92%)
I Am Ali (42%)
James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge (67%)
Jersey Boys (53%)
Let’s Be Cops* (19%)
Mood Indigo (63%)
Mr. Pip (50%)
Tammy* (24%)

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Compleat Al*
Monty Python Live: One Down, Five to Go

Getting On (Season 1)
True Blood (Season 7)

New to Blu-ray
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Christmas in Connecticut
Demons 2
More Dead Than Alive
Portrait of Jason
Sam Whiskey
Sands of Iwo Jima
The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind [The Criterion Collection]
White Lightning


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