Skyfall For this third of the Daniel Craig 007 movies, Bond's painted as a little long in the tooth, a dinosaur out in the field who needs to get with the times, at least according to his new hipster hacker Q (Ben Whishaw). Even M (Judi Dench) has been making missteps--like ordering a shot that nearly takes Bond out for good and causes her forced retirement. It may not work for fans who like their Bond old-school and martini-swilling--Craig's dysfunctional Bond drinks a beer and mulls tiredly over his back story, involving his dead parents--but if you can buy into the scenario and overlook a few plot holes and pacing issues it's a terrific entry into the Bond canon. Roger Deakins' cinematography is gorgeous--a Blade Runner-ish Shanghai becomes a character in its own right and a silhouetted fight against a glowing video billboard high in a skyscraper is the coup de grace. Extras: Tons! Featurettes on the car/women/locations/title sequence (DVD/BD); the BD adds more featurettes on M, the villains, the music, Bond's future and more.
Watch: Here's an exclusive look at one of the behind the scenes featurettes, a 9-minute Q&A with Javier Bardem, who plays the villain Silva:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Smart, shy freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) learns the ropes and comes into his own thanks to seniors Sam (Emma Watson) and her gay stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller). Making his directorial debut is Stephen Chbosky, who wrote the popular YA novel and adapted it for the screen. Extras: Director/cast commentary, "Best Summer Ever" featurette, deleted scenes (DVD/BD).
The Sessions Helen Hunt earned an Oscar Best Actress nod for her role as a sex therapist tasked with helping a man confimed to an iron lung lose his virginity. Extras: Featurettes on the real-life Mark O'Brien and the women who loved him (DVD/BD); the BD adds deleted scenes, featurette about the screenwriter, cast interviews.
Win it! We have two copies of the BD to give away. Tell us in the comments below, which character does William H. Macy play? Winner will be chosen at random Feb. 19 and have three days to respond before alternate is chosen.
The Man with the Iron Fists This has all the makings of a fun, bloody martial arts actioner: stylish visuals, a decent setup, Lucy Liu as a cagey madam, Quentin Tarantino's name attached to it...but in the end, director and star RZA's story about an escaped slave who lands in the middle of a Chinese warrior clan feud never gels, the wirework isn't that good, and you've seen better genre films. Extras: 30 minutes of deleted scenes, "On the Set with RZA," "A Path to the East" (DVD/BD)
Bully A must-see for kids, their parents and their teachers, this documentary sparked a national movement against bullying as it followed five students who have each experienced bullying in their own way. Extras: Filmmaker Q&A, celebrity PSAs, deleted scenes, several featurettes (DVD/BD).
Silent Hill: Revelation