March 09, 2010 by Arlen Schweiger
Did you watch the Academy Awards last weekend? Or maybe you held off because you hadn’t seen many of the nominated films and performances?
This week offers a good chance to catch up on a couple of heavily nominated movies as they make their way onto Blu-ray. (Click here for a slideshow of our Top 10 releases of the week.)
Look for Up in the Air and Precious, Based on the Novel “Push” on high-definition as they lead this week’s Blu-ray releases. Both were widely hailed and honored with multiple award nominations, including a victory in the supporting actress category for Precious star Mo’Nique. As for Up in the Air, George Clooney and Vera Farmiga both earned nods with their high-flying performances in Jason Reitman’s film.
If you’d rather rock your theater with some high-def sports action, there are also a couple of highlight videos that ought to do justice. One’s a recap of Super Bowl XLIV and the NFL playoffs, offering Saints fans a fun way to look back at their magical championship run; the other is a UFC: Best of 2009 video for all you fight fans out there.
And if you’re just looking for family fun, you can give Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, Old Dogs or the animated Planet 51 a shot. We’re not saying they were Oscar-worthy, but they should be good for some chuckles and a couple of hours to keep the kids occupied.
Here’s a look at all of this week’s releases. Schedule and slideshow synopses courtesy of Blu-ray.com:
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Capitalism: A Love Story
Creatures of the Thaw
Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone
Glacier National Park
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
The Kids Are Alright
Midnight Movie/Killer Movie
NFL Super Bowl XLIV Champions
The Stoning of Soraya M.
UFC: Best of 2009
Up in the Air
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