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by Nigel M Smith
December 18, 2012 12:30 PM
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Why 'Killer Joe' and 'Arbitrage' Top Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week


#4. "Red Hook Summer" (December 21)

Splitting audiences upon premiering amid a ton of buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee's coming-of-age film "Red Hook Summer" finds the filmmaker returning to Brooklyn for the sixth time following "She's Gotta Have It," "Do the Right Thing," "Crooklyn," "Clockers" and "He Got Game." His latest centers on a young boy from middle-class Atlanda who spends a summer in the projects of Red Hook with his deeply religious grandfather, dubbed Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse ("The Wire" star Clarke Peters).

Extras: Audio commentary with Lee; a behind-the-scenes featurette; and a music video.


#5. "The Good Doctor" (December 18)

Orlando Bloom and up-and-comer Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") star in this medical thriller from Lance Daly ("Kisses") about an ambitious first year medical resident (Bloom) who's dead set on impressing his colleagues, no matter the consequences. Keough plays the beautiful teenager who's put under his care after being admitted for a kidney infection. Be sure to avoid "The Good Doctor" if you plan to visit the hospital anytime soon. Otherwise, you're good.

Extras: A making-of featurette; AXS-TV's look at "The Good Doctor"; and the film's theatrical trailer.

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  • nosgoth1979 | January 2, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    I’ve been trying to decide if I should check out Arbitrage or not; one of my coworkers at DISH told me it was really good and one of my friends said the exact opposite, so this definitely wasn’t going to be a ‘blind-buy’ movie. Not that I buy movies I haven’t seen first often anymore anyway; I used to, fairly often actually, but then after ending up with two shelves of discs I’ll never watch again, and realizing how much money that I’d spent on them, I decided to change my habits. These days I use DISH’s Blockbuster @Home to rent all my movies before I buy them (that is, if I didn’t see it in the theater). With Blockbuster @Home I get over 100,000 titles by mail and thousands more streamed to my TV and PC. And because it’s a flat pay-by-the-month service, it’s saved me from adding to those shelves of movies I’ll never watch again, which at $15-$30 a pop is a nice savings.