Bonus View Digest - February 3, 2012

Posted Fri Feb 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by

This has been one of the busiest weeks in Bonus View history! Aaron and Luke did nine straight days of the Sundance Film Festival. Aaron saw a grand total of 25 movies in that time period and Luke saw around 20. It was a crazy time, and we have a plethora of Sundance review posts to prove it.

Along with the special Sundance coverage, we also stayed true to bringing you the very best in commentary, news and features that you've come to expect from our little blog community here at High-Def Digest. There have been quite a few posts this week that have sparked long, in-depth conversations from readers. So, here's your chance to find out what you missed and make your opinion heard.

Sundance News

This week has been filled to the brim with capsule reviews from most of the films Aaron and Luke saw at the festival. Check out reviews for some of the festival favorites like 'The Surrogate,' 'Smashed,' and the Grand Jury Prize winner 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' These are all movies that you should see once they find their way to wide releases.

Also, you can check out reviews for documentaries like 'Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap,' 'The Ambassador,' and 'The Queen of Versailles.' Ice-T's rap documentary is a must-see even if you aren't a hardcore hip-hop fan.

Still there are plenty more Sundance reviews to go around. Check out reviews for 'John Dies at the End,' 'Black Rock,' 'Young and Wild,' 'Price Check,' 'For Ellen,' 'Shadow Dancer,' 'Red Lights,' 'Lay the Favorite,' 'Celeste and Jesse Forever,' and 'Robot & Frank.'

Oh and you definitely can't forget to check out the Indonesian action film 'The Raid.' This is the action movie everyone will be talking about once it hits a wide release. I guarantee it.

Blu-ray News

Josh gave us the news that the corrected 'West Side Story' Blu-ray is unfortunately still not correct.

In our Blu-ray Highlights article a lengthy discussion was sparked by the release of a few sampler episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' on Blu-ray. Are you looking forward to the seasons of 'TNG' on Blu-ray? Let us know.

Finally, in the Blu-ray News section, Tom covered the release of 'King of New York' collectible Steelbook in his regular column Full Metal Jackets.

Theatrical News

This week Luke saw and reviewed the few big openings that will be releasing this Friday. Check out how Daniel Radcliffe does in a non-Harry Potter role as he takes on 'The Woman in Black.' Save the whales in 'Big Miracle.' Finally, another found footage film, but this time using the unique filming technique to tell the stories of three kids who inexplicably get super powers in 'Chronicle.'

Josh also covered the Oscar nomination that were recently released. What do you think about the Best Picture nominees? Who do you think got robbed? Join the discussion.

Special Features

This week we asked what your favorite video game of 2011 was in the Mid-Week Poll. In the Weekend Roundtable we took a look at some of the most underrated movies of 2011. Movies like 'Contagion,' 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,' and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' made the list. What made your list?

We'll continue to space out our Sundance coverage over the next week so stay tuned to find out what movies you should keep a look out for!