By Forrest Hartman
“The Man With the Iron Fists”: Martial arts film starring RZA as a blacksmith who attempts to defend his village against an onslaught. RZA also co-wrote and directed the film, which features performances by Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista and Jamie Chung.
“Bully”: Documentary film that follows five bullied kids through a year of school. The well-regarded picture has received numerous honors, including a best documentary nomination for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and best documentary awards from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. Directed by Lee Hirsch.
“The Kid With a Bike”: Belgian film about a 12-year-old boy (Thomas Doret) who is living in foster care but refuses to accept that his single father has abandoned him. Written and directed by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Presented by the Criterion Collection in French with English subtitles.
“Weeds” – The Final Season: This dramedy about a widowed-mother-turned-drug-dealer (Mary-Louise Parker) had a remarkably successful run on Showtime, but it finally ended in September. Now, fans can relive the last 12 episodes on video.
“Gossip Girl” – The Complete Sixth and Final Season: Last 10 episodes of the CW drama about wealthy young people living in New York City. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick star.
“Nurse Jackie” – Season Four: Ten most recent episodes of the Showtime drama about a drug-addled emergency room nurse (Edie Falco).
“Family Matters” – The Complete Third Season: This sitcom – featuring the classic character Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) – ran for nine seasons on network television. This release features 25 early episodes.