A new DVD called John Dies at the End tells the strange story of a futuristic drug that does more than alter consciousness — it may alter your very species. If a crime drama is more your speed, however, there’s a new one of those out on DVD this week, too — check it out!
1) The Sweeney
Based on the British TV series from the 1970s, this movie is a crime drama starring British actor Ray Winstone as a jaded cop who’s having an affair with his boss’ wife.
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
2) John Dies at the End
This movie is about soy sauce — but not the kind you put on your sushi. In this story, “soy sauce” is a futuristic street drug that makes LSD seem tame. Starring Paul Giamatti, this indie movie is perfect for those who like to take a walk on the wild side.
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
3) Hemingway and Gellhorn
Nicole Kidman plays a World War II correspondent who has a steamy romance with Ernest Hemingway, played by Clive Owen. This love affair provided the inspiration for Hemingway’s book For Whom the Bell Tolls.
There is no Rotten Tomatoes score for this film.
This coming-of-age film centers on an 11-year-old boy who worships his uncle, despite the fact that the man is a criminal. Common, Michael Rainy Jr. and Danny Glover star in this indie.
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%