The Weekender: ‘Babadook’ of Earl

Movie of the Week

The Babadook
Jennifer Kent’s first feature recently won a prize from the New York Film Critics’ Circle. It’s received raves from critics across the globe and from horror masters like William Friedkin and Stephen King. After a year of horror duds, it’s nice to see a well-written, terrifying flick get the attention it deserves.

The Pyramid

Diplomacy – Angelika Dallas
Pelican Dreams – Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano

Blu-ray Pick

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
I’ll make a strong case that this was the best film of 1939, one of the most incredible years in film history. Jimmy Stewart is simply magnificent as the humble Senator, who faces unbelievable corruption from his colleagues. Let me remind you that this is the Congress of the ’30s, not even the wretched hive of scum and villainy we have today. It goes beyond “they don’t make ’em like they used to.” This is a classic that stands the test of time and is one of the most inspirational movies ever created.

New Releases
As Above, So Below (27%)
Cantinflas (29%)
The Congress (76%)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes* (91%)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (67%)
Kite (7%)

Broad City (Season 1)*
Justified (Season 5)
The Legend of Korra (Book 3)
The Simpsons (Season 17)*
The Strain (Season 1)

New to Blu-ray
The Emerald Forest
Hickey & Boggs
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
The Package
The Quartermass Xperiment
Tales from the Crypt/Vault of Horror
Witness to Murder


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