Superheroes, super-sleighs, super-sisters, super-challenge and super-suspense this week in the world of DVDs. Here’s who topped our list!
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field and Martin Sheen command the latest rendition of Spider-Man. Watch as Peter Parker investigates his roots and struggles to balance his superhero identity within his high school hallways. Love, action, animation — Spidey’s got it all.
Rotten Tomatoes: 73% Fresh
2) Arthur Christmas
Ever wonder how Santa makes it to all those houses in one night? Truth is, with a hopped-up sleigh and the help of all his elves, Santa’s gotten pretty good at his job. But what happens when he accidentally skips one child on the nice list? It’s up to his less-than-experienced son to pull things together and save Christmas. Meet the whole Claus family and see if they can pull off this holiday miracle. Voices include James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Joan Cusack and Eva Longoria.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91% Fresh
3) Your Sister’s Sister
Love, secrets and tequila: mix all three and this makes for a great story. At its core, this is a love triangle dynamic, but the twists and turns break it free from the overdone cliche. Mark Duplass inadvertently finds himself in the middle of two sisters, Emily Blunt and Rosemary DeWitt. Together, they do their best to interpret their purpose and their hearts.
Rotten Tomatoes: 84% Fresh
4) High Ground
A gripping and empowering documentary of adventure, starring wounded American war vets each on a mission to overcome the metaphorical and literal mountains that stand in their way. From amputees to blind soldiers, each challenge is unique. No matter the circumstance, there is one thing in common: A journey to new strength. Join these brave servicemen and women who climb one of the tallest peaks in the Himalayas, showcasing the unstoppable force of the human spirit.
5) The Pact
Suspense buffs, welcome: this one’s sure to make you jump. Annie returns to her childhood home to prepare the final touches for her mother’s funeral only to find out that the home isn’t exactly — to say the least — how she remembered it. The addition of a new door opens her world to a haunting she’s never imagined.