This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

It's 'Don Jon' On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

One last light DVD and Blu-ray week before the new year

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: December 31, 2013

Don Jon
Things will begin picking up again next week on the DVD and Blu-ray front, but for this week it's pretty much only Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature directorial debut Don Jon, a decent little comedy that should play a little better at home than it did in theaters. The biggest issue it faces, as I wrote about in my review out of Toronto, are the "redundancies and narrative leaps" it employs making the comedy somewhat tiresome and the sudden shift to drama a little jarring. Yet, I enjoyed it, these are just quibbles as it is also clear Levitt has some talent and the film alone is worth watching for Brie Larson and Tony Danza. Give it a look.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    I agree Brie Larson is a reason to watch Don Jon despite her lack of lines.

    The deadzone this week extends to theaters too. I think Paranormal Activity is all my market is getting. Whereas next week I think Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Lone Survivor are all dropping at once.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

      It's a catchup week for all the Christmas releases, especially with the weekend falling close after New Year's. I know I'm finally getting around to seeing American Hustle this weekend. Fortunately (for me, not the industry), most of the Christmas releases don't look they're worth a theatrical viewing or I don't know how long it'd take me to catch up.

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    Its certainly better than Insidious 2 so it isn't an awful week.

  • Justin Golding

    I actually really liked this movie and think it will play better in people's living rooms.

  • Adnan Ahmed

    I really enjoyed Don Jon, it has some nice comedy and just enough heart and style to make it rewatchable. JGL is great.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Don Jon might be a rental for me. I really wanna see it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    I will never watch Don Jon, i don't like JGL's smug little face, it's a personal thing.

    • Adnan Ahmed

      Hurtful :)

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

        It's ok, he doesn't like my chubby hamster face either.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

          Andy, Jake17 has disappeared. Do you want to do a quick box office draft?

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

            Ok, I'm about to start work, shall I take his picks? Fill me in with stuff I need to know as not done before. And thanks.

          • Jake17

            I'm here

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

              No probs

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

              Okay.

  • http://moviereviewninja.com themoviewatcher

    Don Jon is a great debut for JGL.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I was pleasantly surprised by Don Jon. I would highly recommend it as a rental.

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Don Jon was VERY entertaining! Great job, JGL!