Some of the 2012 Academy Award winners are already available on DVD, and a firm release date has already been established for others. Already out are Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (Best Original Screenplay), Beginners (Best Supporting Actor -- Christopher Plummer) and The Help (Best Supporting Actress -- Octavia Spencer). Also immediately available on DVD is Rango, winner of the Best Animated Feature Film. Being released February 28 is Martin Scorsese's Hugo, winner of five Oscars (Cinematography, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing). Scheduled for DVD release on March 13 is The Descendants, winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which is scheduled to be released on DVD on March 20, won an Academy Award for Film Editing. Finally, Meryl Streep won a Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady, which also won an Academy Award for Makeup, and this movie is scheduled to be released on DVD on April 10.
Hugo begins my coverage of new releases. Find out about this movie and others. With my feature on what is new on DVD, you can take the guesswork out of what to watch when the new releases show up on Tuesday. Read it here: New DVD Releases - February 28, 2012.
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There are some appealing DVDs coming out on Tuesday. There is bound to be something you'll have a terrific time watching. However, if you want to see the Oscar-nominated film Puss in Boots, you'll have to wait until later in the week. You can learn more about what is new on DVD in my feature. Read it here: New DVD Releases - February 21, 2012 and February 24, 2012.
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Read my weekly article on what is new on DVD and be well-informed when the new releases come out on Tuesday. You can find the article here: New DVD Releases - February 14, 2012.
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Project Nim is an intellectually engaging and deeply affecting film. This movie stayed on my mind for many days after seeing it on DVD. You can discover more about it in my DVD review. Read it here: Project Nim DVD Review.
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There are some interesting new releases arriving on Tuesday. But you will have to wait until later in the week to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1: it comes to DVD on February 11, 2012. Take a closer look at what is new on DVD in my feature. You can read it here: New DVD Releases - February 7, 2012 and February 11, 2012.
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As this year's Academy Awards ceremony draws nearer, Best Picture winners of the past are of interest. In my profile of Five Best Picture Oscar Winners, you can take a look at some past winners on DVD. Read it here: DVD Profile: Five Best Picture Oscar Winners.
Best Picture Academy Award Winners - Five Film Collection - © Lionsgate
Dream House is the first movie that we will look at in this week's roundup of new DVDs. Take a look and you will discover releases you want to know about, including memorable films from the past that are coming to Blu-ray this week. Read the feature here: New DVD Releases - January 31, 2012
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Nine films have received 2012 Academy Award Best Picture nominations, and four of these movies are currently available on DVD: Moneyball (total of six Oscar nominations), Midnight in Paris (four nominations), The Help (four nominations) and The Tree of Life (three nominations). Also, two of the five Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature are already out on DVD: Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2. In addition, two of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature have already been released on DVD: Hell and Back Again and If a Tree Falls.
The Golden Globe nominee 50/50 and the Oscar-winning film Wings (1927) are just two of this week's releases. Choosing the DVDs that you'll want to watch soon will be less confusing when you read my feature on new releases. Read the feature here: New DVD Releases - January 24, 2012.
50/50 Cover Art - © Summit Entertainment