Are there movies I missed that I'd like to be reviewing right now? Hell, yeah.
New on DVD this week is Upstream Color (trailer here), the latest from Shane Carruth (Primer), a self-distributed festival success that was too weird for most U.S. theaters. It's on DVD, Blu-ray and video on demand, and I hope to review it in this space once it reaches my evil overlord, Netflix.
(Sorry, Netflix. I didn't mean that, really. You're a million times better than Blockbuster even if you did kill my favorite video store. I've never had any problems with your top-notch service. Thanks for bringing me the excellent "Top of the Lake." Is that enough groveling? Now, please expand your streaming catalog.)
Anyway, here's an interview with Carruth about putting his film out there by himself.
Meanwhile, what movies are hard to miss this week?
Likely to be a little shorter lived is The Sapphires (pictured), an indie about an Australian Aboriginal girl band that gets its big break entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Chris O'Dowd, the Irish dude from Bridesmaids, is in it, along with (I gather) many hummable Motown covers. Find it at the Palace 9 and Savoy.
It's hard to believe everybody who wanted to see Silver Linings Playbook hasn't already done so, but it earns the distinction of being out on DVD this week while still playing the Palace 9. My review is here.
Alsonew on DVD: Broken City, The Guilt Trip and a movie you probably missed because it only played for a week here: Not Fade Away, from "Sopranos" creator David Chase. Word on the street is it's a pungent dose of '60s nostalgia.
Or you could, y'know, go outside this weekend.