RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Moonrise Kingdom and Madagascar 3

Wes Anderson came back in a big way this year (even bigger than surprising the world with his animated masterpiece Fantastic Mr. Fox) and now his Moonrise Kingdom is now available to own on DVD. On top of that, we got something new from DreamWorks Animation, an Adam Sandler joint, and some lo-fi horror from the creator of Paranormal Activity. See Below for the full list!

Moonrise Kingdom

94%

Wes Anderson makes a trimuphant return in the field of live action cinema with Moonrise Kingdom! The box office and Certified Fresh hit (at 94% it's his best-reviewed work ever) is Anderson's first period piece, set in the 1960s on the New England island of New Penzance. During what is yet another supposedly peaceful summer, two young lovers flee camp, setting off a comic search with a party that includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban in an inspired role as the film's narrator.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

79%

The first 3D trip to Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, has also produced the best critical marks for the series. The main franchise for DreamWorks Animation has gotten steadily better reviews, first starting at rotten (Madgascar managed 55% in 2005), then moving to fresh territory (with Escape 2 Africa's 64%), before now settling for a decent Certified Fresh award at 78%. Madagascar 3 sees the main heroes of the series (which includes series regulars like Ben Stiller and Chris Rock) still attempting to return to North America. They end up in Monte Carlo, chancing upon a struggling circus that just might be their ticket back home. How did this one fare with audiences? They agreed with the critics, sending Europe's Most Wanted to a $681 million tally, a record for the franchise.

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That's My Boy

20%

Though he's hustling as steady as ever, Adam Sandler has been seeing diminished returns on his vehicles. Though last year's Jack and Jill gross of $74 million is nothing to scoff at by most comedy standards, it wasn't enough to cover its budget, and was a far cry from the $100 million tallies Sandler's films usually see. The rough patch continued this year with That's My Boy, his lowest-grossing live-action non-dramatic comedy (yes, we are aware that is a mouthful) since 2000's Little Nicky. That's My Boy pairs Sandler with recent SNL alum Andy Samberg, who has stated working with the Happy Gilmore a long-standing dream of his. But reality comes before dreams, and the fevered fantasy of creating a relentlessly vulgar R-rated comedy has done little to further either's career.

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Chernobyl Diaries

19%

Impressed (or more likely, jealous) of the success Paramount had with the hyper low-budget Paranormal Activity, Warner Bros. hired series architect Oren Peli to develop their own phenemenon. That project: Chernobyl Diaries, a dark tale of Americans in Russia who decide to take an "extreme tour" into the heart of the nuclear fallout zone. The film didn't catch on with the same gangbusters gusto that Paranormal did, but it still managed to rack up $35 million against its reported $1 million budget.

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Comments

King Crunk

King Crunk

I will finally check out Moonrise Kingdom, everything else looks meh or worse.

Oct 15 - 12:44 AM

Doris M.

Doris Miller

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Oct 17 - 07:18 PM

Kyle Burns

Kyle Burns

Yes! I wasnt able to see Moonrise Kingdom because of its Limited Release, but now i can get it on DVD

Oct 15 - 07:48 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I also am looking forward to seeing MoonRise Kingdom

Oct 15 - 09:15 AM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Explain to me why JACK AND JILL had a 79 million dollar budget. Please, explain! Oh, that's right because Happy Madison is in the business of selling products, not telling a story. I'm sick of RT giving Sandler credit as a legitimate comedian when in fact he is a total and complete fraud. It makes me sick when people will pick up THAT'S MY BOY and laugh at child rape and incest, which is now mixed in with the product placement, racist/misogynistic humor, and Sandler's tendency to act like nothing more than an elementary school bully, constantly picking on the elderly and the physical handicapped. Unfortunately, his fans and stupid parents will never acknowledge this, which is why the douchebag makes $20 million a picture.

Oct 15 - 10:46 AM

Gaven Fronning

Gaven Fronning

RT never gives any Adam Sandler movies good reviews?

Oct 15 - 02:11 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Doesn't matter if the reviews are good or bad; I just want them to get real about Scamdler.

Oct 15 - 02:25 PM

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston

What are they saying about him that isn't true? He is a legit box-office draw, though that is starting to wear off, and he is by definition a "comedian." I haven't liked his movies for a long time, but seriously, RT just reports the news, they don't make it. Relax.

Oct 16 - 01:07 PM

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Valmordas

Val Mordas

Comedy would imply that it was funny.

Oct 16 - 05:56 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Easy, Lance. Let's not do something foolish like...compare Adam Sandler to the magnificent Mel Brooks. Unless we're limiting the comparison to Brooks' 90s films. Snadler does not have the mental fortitude to produce classics like "Producers", "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", "High Anxiety", or "Silent Movie". Proof? 'Cause he hasn't come close.

Oct 16 - 09:30 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Not arguing that Sandler comedies after say Big Daddy don't suck. Arguing the reason given for why they're not funny. The point I was trying to make is that even subjects like incest or child rape can be funny in the hands of a master like Mel Brooks ie the Johnson opening sequence of Blazing Saddles do we think that wasn't mocking incest? or the the numerous references to Nazism, rape and myriad other seemingly inherently unfunny subjects that are hilarious in someone like Brooks hands. The fault of Sandler isn't that his movie's have those topics in them, it's that he's too lazy or untalented to make the most of them. I lean toward the former because in movie's like Happy Gilmour, Billy Madison and Big Daddy I thought they did work to very good comedic effect. Sandlers also guilty of nepotism in his casting which sometimes benefits him (Steve Buscemi), but more often than not doesn't (The rest of his crew).

Oct 17 - 11:18 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I agree. For another example, the crime that Danial Tosh perpetrated with his rape joke was simply that it wasn't remotely funny. But then again, he never is. Do they have a shortbus for wit-deficiencies?

Oct 18 - 12:31 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik


In fact, many of Scamdler's films are nothing more than shitty remakes of old classics: Harold Lloyd's THE FRESHMAN became THE WATERBOY, Frank Capra's MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (Sandler took a real dump there), THE LONGEST YARD, the 1969 film CACTUS FLOWER became JUST GO WITH IT last year, Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE became CLICK....

Oct 16 - 10:35 AM

Gaven Fronning

Gaven Fronning

RT never gives any Adam Sandler movies good reviews?

Oct 15 - 02:11 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Doesn't matter if the reviews are good or bad; I just want them to get real about Scamdler.

Oct 15 - 02:25 PM

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston

What are they saying about him that isn't true? He is a legit box-office draw, though that is starting to wear off, and he is by definition a "comedian." I haven't liked his movies for a long time, but seriously, RT just reports the news, they don't make it. Relax.

Oct 16 - 01:07 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"Moonrise" is one of the year's best. So far, n'all, but I have faith it will still stand in my top ten after the upcoming very impressive award season rollout. However, I'm tempted to pass up the disc for now (I didn't see a lot of extras) and wait for the inevitable Criterion treatment. I will have to see it again, maybe PPV or something.

Oct 15 - 02:19 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen a Wes Anderson film since I watched THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS in college (didn't care for it). That's about to change this week when I rent MOONRISE KINGDOM; if I love it, then I promise to eventually check out THE LIFE AQUATIC and THE DARJEELING LIMITED, maybe even give RUSHMORE a second viewing. Like Jim Jarmusch, Todd Solondz, and Whit Stillman, the guy has his own unique, individual style; it just has never clicked with me.

Oct 15 - 02:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You're not alone. What can I say? It clicks with me. It makes it very hard to debate his qualities.

Oct 15 - 03:25 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Don't forget The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Oct 15 - 03:49 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

I liked the beginning Darjeeling but it didn't hold up in the second half. But Life Aquatic is pretty damn good. I went to a music festival with a bunch of friends a few years ago and we dressed like the ships crew, red beanies and all. It was a blast. Definetly check it out.

Oct 15 - 06:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Hope you had plenty of Campari. I think I'd opt for the Jeff Goldblum attire - bathrobe and speedo.

Oct 16 - 09:35 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I find his films pretty lame. It's like watching a film and the dorky dude in front of you is giggling the snot out of his nose, and you're wondering what the joke is. The joke is you paid money to see this weak shit.

Oct 16 - 05:58 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Or maybe it went over your head? And despite the moments of hilarity in all of Anderson's films, they usually delve into deeper, more personal and philosophical terrain, so they can be judged by more than simply laughs.

Oct 16 - 09:32 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Yes, that's it. It must have gone over my head. Either that or it's
pretentious arthouse quirk-porn, with the intent on being weird just so some nutsack like you can try and pretend to be superior by actually 'getting it'. I'm gonna go with the latter.

Oct 16 - 10:09 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Such insecurity...

Oct 16 - 11:08 AM

todd123

Todd Garry

I am with Jansen it had to have gone over you're head or you just have horrible taste in movies. Wes Anderson is just one of those directors that I go out of my way to see their movies just because of the director.

Oct 16 - 08:16 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

That's nice, you both agree. And I still don't. Not everyone likes what you like. I could just as soon say you have bad taste for liking that crap, but that would be obvious.

Oct 16 - 08:56 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Haha loved your first response Val. Although I thought it was a little out of line (although funny as hell) until I read Jansons last post. Why someone not like a movie without it being "over their head"? In my experience people are different and enjoy different things. Both Janson and Todd, you sound very pretentious, I break wind in your general direction. Go boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person.

Oct 17 - 08:53 AM

Zane B

Chum Chum

Yep cause a director who has a very stylistic approach to his film making it makes him pretentios. Because the humor in his movies is just a little esoteric, it's pretentios. Because his films have depth and rich yet odd characters highlighted with great acting, and well composed soundtracks, which are incorporated by older music and older bands, it's pretentios. And because his movies have a kind of dedicated and specific fan base...Wes Anderson's films are pretentios. Get over yourself Val.

Oct 17 - 09:53 AM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

It's his opinion dude, he's welcome to it, I didn't find the movie pretentious but it just wasn't my cup of tea. It wasn't horrible but I didn't find it enjoyable. We all have different tastes in movies. Didn't sound like Val was trolling if u look at his first post, he was simply giving his opinion.

Oct 17 - 10:35 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Wes Anderson films remind me of Woody Allen movies where they're critically acclaim but they don't draw enough people to pay any money to see any of their films on the big screen! I own some of Anderson films and the only one I had seen so far is "Rushmore" and thought a movie of this calibur wouldn't convince me to see it on the big screen either!

Oct 17 - 12:02 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Nor can I really blame people who like Anderson for whatever deluded reasons they might have. In fact I'll go as far as to recant my prior accusal of anyone having bad taste, simply to say I vehemently disagree with it.

Oct 17 - 12:06 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It isn't that I don't respect Val's right to his opinion (what choice have I got?). I'm just amused that under his "tough as nails" exterior (a pretense, perhaps?), he shows such a sensitive soul at my relatively less harsh barbs. My suggesting the film's humor was "over his head", not entirely in seriousness, is much less offensive than calling the film "weak shit" and it's fans pretentious, nutsacks and dorks giggling snot over themselves. But, right, sure. I must be the bad guy here...

Oct 17 - 12:08 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Haha I didn't say you were a bad guy, just wish we could all feel free to comment on movies without hearing about how stupid we are for liking something, or hearing that it was over our heads and we just didn't get it. Look at the poor Twilight fans, I think the movies are bad, but I don't bash people on her like others do. You enjoy what you enjoy and u don't what don't.

Oct 17 - 12:48 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

God does not care if you bash poor Twilight fans.

Oct 17 - 05:03 PM

Zane B

Chum Chum

Hey I agree Mark anyone can disike or like any movie they want, it's all subjective. But calling something pretentios is just a bit overused and I wouldn't refer to anything thats pretensios just becasue it's not cookie-cutter. And Anderson movies do not involve general film making, which is why his films have a either love em or hate em stigma attached

Oct 17 - 07:13 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Saying that Wes Anderson's films are pretentious is a fallacy because pretentious implies showiness, which Anderson's films are not. They are actually the opposite of that. They're a subtle, slow build up with some interspersed sharp jabs in the kidney you might not see coming.

Best Example: "I like your nurses uniform." "These are O.R. scrubs." "O R they??"

From then on I was an Anderson fan. Later.

Oct 17 - 11:41 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Doesn't matter if the reviews are good or bad; I just want them to get real about Scamdler.

Oct 15 - 02:25 PM

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston

What are they saying about him that isn't true? He is a legit box-office draw, though that is starting to wear off, and he is by definition a "comedian." I haven't liked his movies for a long time, but seriously, RT just reports the news, they don't make it. Relax.

Oct 16 - 01:07 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen a Wes Anderson film since I watched THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS in college (didn't care for it). That's about to change this week when I rent MOONRISE KINGDOM; if I love it, then I promise to eventually check out THE LIFE AQUATIC and THE DARJEELING LIMITED, maybe even give RUSHMORE a second viewing. Like Jim Jarmusch, Todd Solondz, and Whit Stillman, the guy has his own unique, individual style; it just has never clicked with me.

Oct 15 - 02:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You're not alone. What can I say? It clicks with me. It makes it very hard to debate his qualities.

Oct 15 - 03:25 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Don't forget The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Oct 15 - 03:49 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

I liked the beginning Darjeeling but it didn't hold up in the second half. But Life Aquatic is pretty damn good. I went to a music festival with a bunch of friends a few years ago and we dressed like the ships crew, red beanies and all. It was a blast. Definetly check it out.

Oct 15 - 06:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Hope you had plenty of Campari. I think I'd opt for the Jeff Goldblum attire - bathrobe and speedo.

Oct 16 - 09:35 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I find his films pretty lame. It's like watching a film and the dorky dude in front of you is giggling the snot out of his nose, and you're wondering what the joke is. The joke is you paid money to see this weak shit.

Oct 16 - 05:58 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Or maybe it went over your head? And despite the moments of hilarity in all of Anderson's films, they usually delve into deeper, more personal and philosophical terrain, so they can be judged by more than simply laughs.

Oct 16 - 09:32 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Yes, that's it. It must have gone over my head. Either that or it's
pretentious arthouse quirk-porn, with the intent on being weird just so some nutsack like you can try and pretend to be superior by actually 'getting it'. I'm gonna go with the latter.

Oct 16 - 10:09 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Such insecurity...

Oct 16 - 11:08 AM

todd123

Todd Garry

I am with Jansen it had to have gone over you're head or you just have horrible taste in movies. Wes Anderson is just one of those directors that I go out of my way to see their movies just because of the director.

Oct 16 - 08:16 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

That's nice, you both agree. And I still don't. Not everyone likes what you like. I could just as soon say you have bad taste for liking that crap, but that would be obvious.

Oct 16 - 08:56 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Haha loved your first response Val. Although I thought it was a little out of line (although funny as hell) until I read Jansons last post. Why someone not like a movie without it being "over their head"? In my experience people are different and enjoy different things. Both Janson and Todd, you sound very pretentious, I break wind in your general direction. Go boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person.

Oct 17 - 08:53 AM

Zane B

Chum Chum

Yep cause a director who has a very stylistic approach to his film making it makes him pretentios. Because the humor in his movies is just a little esoteric, it's pretentios. Because his films have depth and rich yet odd characters highlighted with great acting, and well composed soundtracks, which are incorporated by older music and older bands, it's pretentios. And because his movies have a kind of dedicated and specific fan base...Wes Anderson's films are pretentios. Get over yourself Val.

Oct 17 - 09:53 AM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

It's his opinion dude, he's welcome to it, I didn't find the movie pretentious but it just wasn't my cup of tea. It wasn't horrible but I didn't find it enjoyable. We all have different tastes in movies. Didn't sound like Val was trolling if u look at his first post, he was simply giving his opinion.

Oct 17 - 10:35 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Wes Anderson films remind me of Woody Allen movies where they're critically acclaim but they don't draw enough people to pay any money to see any of their films on the big screen! I own some of Anderson films and the only one I had seen so far is "Rushmore" and thought a movie of this calibur wouldn't convince me to see it on the big screen either!

Oct 17 - 12:02 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Nor can I really blame people who like Anderson for whatever deluded reasons they might have. In fact I'll go as far as to recant my prior accusal of anyone having bad taste, simply to say I vehemently disagree with it.

Oct 17 - 12:06 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It isn't that I don't respect Val's right to his opinion (what choice have I got?). I'm just amused that under his "tough as nails" exterior (a pretense, perhaps?), he shows such a sensitive soul at my relatively less harsh barbs. My suggesting the film's humor was "over his head", not entirely in seriousness, is much less offensive than calling the film "weak shit" and it's fans pretentious, nutsacks and dorks giggling snot over themselves. But, right, sure. I must be the bad guy here...

Oct 17 - 12:08 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Haha I didn't say you were a bad guy, just wish we could all feel free to comment on movies without hearing about how stupid we are for liking something, or hearing that it was over our heads and we just didn't get it. Look at the poor Twilight fans, I think the movies are bad, but I don't bash people on her like others do. You enjoy what you enjoy and u don't what don't.

Oct 17 - 12:48 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

God does not care if you bash poor Twilight fans.

Oct 17 - 05:03 PM

Zane B

Chum Chum

Hey I agree Mark anyone can disike or like any movie they want, it's all subjective. But calling something pretentios is just a bit overused and I wouldn't refer to anything thats pretensios just becasue it's not cookie-cutter. And Anderson movies do not involve general film making, which is why his films have a either love em or hate em stigma attached

Oct 17 - 07:13 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Saying that Wes Anderson's films are pretentious is a fallacy because pretentious implies showiness, which Anderson's films are not. They are actually the opposite of that. They're a subtle, slow build up with some interspersed sharp jabs in the kidney you might not see coming.

Best Example: "I like your nurses uniform." "These are O.R. scrubs." "O R they??"

From then on I was an Anderson fan. Later.

Oct 17 - 11:41 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You're not alone. What can I say? It clicks with me. It makes it very hard to debate his qualities.

Oct 15 - 03:25 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Don't forget The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Oct 15 - 03:49 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Don't forget The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Oct 15 - 03:49 PM

Sarah Tresca

Sarah Tresca

Moonrise kingdom is pretty awesome.

Oct 15 - 04:26 PM

Billy B.

Billy Barnett

Madagascar 3 was so good, so getting that on blu ray.

Oct 15 - 04:49 PM

Alexander Yera

Alexander Yera

Moonrise Kingdom is the best movie I've seen this year.

Oct 15 - 05:08 PM

Andrew Milito

Andrew Milito

Nothing I want to see this week...

Oct 15 - 05:12 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

I liked the beginning Darjeeling but it didn't hold up in the second half. But Life Aquatic is pretty damn good. I went to a music festival with a bunch of friends a few years ago and we dressed like the ships crew, red beanies and all. It was a blast. Definetly check it out.

Oct 15 - 06:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Hope you had plenty of Campari. I think I'd opt for the Jeff Goldblum attire - bathrobe and speedo.

Oct 16 - 09:35 AM

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