End of Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play LAPD partners and buddies loyal to each other and the grueling task of getting the bad guys off the streets in this gritty-city drama from the director of Training Day. Strong performances make it definitely worth your while, but the shaky-cam effect can get old quick. If you're not down for that sort of thing this may not be your cup of tea, but it's a pretty good movie. Extras: Five featurettes, director commentary, deleted scenes (DVD/BD).
For a Good Time, Call...Two mismatched NYC roommates fight like cats and dogs, until their mutual friend introduces them to the world of phone sex--and the girls bond over dirty talk and double entendres.
The Paperboy Director Lee Daniels made waves a few years ago with Precious, but this pulpy Southern Gothic drama about the effort to prove a swamp dweller was framed for murder that stars Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron misses the mark even as a funny-bad flick.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are back in this bloody, fourth in the series taking on a terrorist who has kidnapped Ukranian children and threatens to blow up a nuclear reactor. Some critics dared call it the best in the series....
Fat Kid Rules the World Matthew Lillard makes his directorial debut with this coming-of-age story about a, well, fat kid about to jump in front of a bus when he's saved by a punk rock star.
In the Documentary Aisle...
Searching for Sugar Man This Best Documentary Oscar nominee introduces us to a talented lost musician named Sixto Rodriguez, whose first albums flopped in the '70s everywhere but South Africa where he became a star. Rumor was Sixto had committed suicide, but a four-year effort to find the reticent musician and make this documentary of his life is a long, strange and fascinating tale. Extras: Commentary and joint interview with the director and musician, making-of featurette (DVD/BD).
The Imposter Another excellent investigative tale that tackles the dark, eerie true story of the supposed return of a kidnapped American boy years later and the unquestioning welcome by his family even though he now has a French accent, different colored eyes and skin, and was much older than he should have been.
Pick of the Week
Dead Sushi What do you get when you take a zombie potion, weird homeless guy, shamed female sushi chef, Japanese businessmen, and flying jumbo shrimp with big teeth? Lots of splatter, hilarious lines, old-school martial arts and a ridiculously over-the-top but damn good time. This awesome gorefest is available at Best Buy only until March 26, when it's released everywhere.