If you’re waiting for the Skyfall line at the box office to die down, here’s what's hot on DVD
The Amazing Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield breaths new life into this fresh take on Peter Parker. Garfield’s real life girlfriend, Emma Stone, co-stars. The plot? Uh, it’s Spider-Man. It’s a 7.
Your Sister’s Sister
This film was in theaters for about five minutes, but it looked really interesting. Jack (Mark Duplass) is struggling with his brother’s death. In an attempt to get him some clarity, his best friend Iris (Emily Blunt) sends him to her family cabin to regroup. There, he meets Iris' sister, Hannah (Rosemary DeWitt), hence the title. At the cabin, Jack and Hannah have an awkward sexual encounter, leading Jack to a realization about his feelings for Iris.
Pixar’s animated tale of a Scottish lass who refuses to follow the social mores of her world. Good message, forgettable film. It’s a 6.
Normally, if you ask me if I wanted to see the new Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn movie, I would jump at the chance. But run from this movie like it’s a rabid dog. A group of men on neighborhood watch discover aliens are invading their subdivision. This movie does not have an I.Q. in the triple digits. It’s a 3.
The Queen of Versailles
To be perfectly honest, this is the next movie on my list to watch. It’s the documentary about a billionaire real estate mogul and his family, and the sudden challenges they face after the collapse of the housing market.
If you missed this in the theater, it really is worth the rental. A young novelist (Paul Dano) discovers that the female character he is writing about, Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan), is alive and well, and living in his house. It’s an 8.