Blu-ray Releases: November 1, 2011

Where the month of October may have been a disappointment for me with a limited release schedule of quality horror titles, November kicks things off with an early start to the upcoming holidays.  Whether the classics are your thing – A Christmas Carol – or a slightly skewed take on the story – Scrooged -, this week is sure to be just the start of what will inevitably be chock-full of movies to get you in the mood.

That’s not to say that this week is bare of any actual “new” releases.  Cars 2 is probably the front-runner for my next must-have 3D movie.  Pixar movies, in general, have always been an incredible treat while animated movies, specifically, have been the best visual representation of what a 3D movie should be.   I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Cars movie, and am still relatively surprised that they made a sequel (i.e. where the hell is my Incredibles 2?), but I’m certain my 3 kids will have something else to say about that.

Here are some of the releases for Tuesday, November 1, 2011:

  • Cars 2 (2011)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  • Water for Elephants (2011)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Hook (1991)
  • The Big Country (1958)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Trespass (2011)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • A Christmas Carol (1951)
  • The Grateful Dead Movie (1977)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
  • Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (2011)
  • Going Places (1974)
  • An Invisible Sign (2010)
  • 11/11/11 (2011)
  • Twilight Zone (1059-1964)
  • Life/Planet earth Collection (2006-2009)

My pick of the week is based entirely on the leading man and his abilities as an actor.  He has quickly become one of my all-time favorites and, seeing him in this movie, it’s easy to understand why.  Depicting one of the craziest game-show hosts of all time, this George Clooney directed movie has it all.

Written by Bill Braun

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