‘Singin’ In The Rain,’ ‘Lockout,’ And More: This Week On Video

Pick of the Week


“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Story: Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans.

On the Disc:
The 60th anniversary edition comes with all the special features included on earlier releases, plus a new documentary on how the choreography of the film changed dance forever.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: N/A

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $13.86, Digital Download – $9.99, Digital Rental – $2.99
Apple: Digital Download – $9.99, Digital Rental – $2.99 (HD: $3.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Lockout” (2012)
Director: James Mather, Stephen Stain Leger
Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace

Story:
The U.S. government strong-arms a man accused of treason into rescuing the president’s daughter from a maximum-security space prison that’s been taken over by the inmates in a brutal riot.

On the Disc:
The disc is pretty light on features, which include some featurettes and trailers.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 48

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99, DVD – $16.99, Digital Download – $14.99, Digital Rental – $3.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99), Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not Available


“Casa de Mi Padre” (2012)
Director: Matt Piedmont
Cast: Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Pedro Armendariz, Jr.

Story:
The son (Will Ferrell) of a rancher unwittingly gets into a war with a local drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal) after his supposedly wealthy brother (Diego Luna) turns out to be unable to settle the family’s financial troubles in this Spanish-language comedy.

On the Disc:
Ferrell and Piedmont laid down a commentary track for the disc, which also includes deleted scenes, a music video, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Metacritic: 52

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $17.99, DVD – $11.99, Digital Download – $14.99, Digital Rental – $3.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99), Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Kids With Friends” (2012)
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm

Story:
Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, directed, and stars in the romantic comedy Friends With Kids. She plays Julie, a Manhattanite whose biological clock is about to run out, so she convinces her longtime platonic best friend, Jason (Adam Scott) to father a child with her.

On the Disc:
The disc comes with a commentary from Westfeldt, Hamm, and DP William Rexer, a making-of doc, plus bloopers and ad-libs.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 55

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99, DVD – $15.75, Digital Download – $14.99, Digital Rental – $3.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99), Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available

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