‘Skyfall,’ ‘The Sessions,’ ‘Bully,’ ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ | New DVDs
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 12, include the new Bond movie “Skyfall”; “The Sessions,” starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt; the documentary “Bully”; and the coming-of-age film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Bond, “Bully” and more come to DVD Tuesday. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
“Skyfall” (PG-13): “Bond is back, and he’s bad. And that’s good,” says movie reviewer Soren Andersen of director Sam Mendes’ impressive addition to the 007 canon. With action galore, “Skyfall” takes a deep dive into the tormented psyches of Bond (Daniel Craig), M (Judi Dench) and a new villain (Javier Bardem) — “the essence of focused, patient, all-knowing evil.”
“The Sessions” (R): A 38-year-old single man (John Hawkes), confined to an iron lung for most of his hours, is determined to lose his virginity and seeks the help of a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt).
“Bully”(PG-13): Lee Hirsch’s documentary deals with the devastating effects of bullying on young souls. It focuses on five children, two of whom committed suicide at the ages of 17 and 11.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (PG-13): The high-school freshman of the title (Logan Lerman) meets two seniors (Emma Watson, Ezra Miller) who welcome him into their world. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky.
“The Man with the Iron Fists” (R): Rapper RZA plays a narrating blacksmith caught up in a power struggle between clans in some late-19th-century fantasy China out of ’70s grindhouse martial-arts movies. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and Rick Yune.
“Silent Hill: Revelation” (R): The horror franchise about a hell hole in West Virginia continues.
“Robot & Frank” (PG-13): This dramedy follows the relationship — and exploits — of an aging former cat burglar (Frank Langella) and his robotic caregiver (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard). No star rating provided.
“Gossip Girl: The Complete Sixth and Final Season”
“Nurse Jackie: Season Four”
“Weeds: Season Eight, The Final Season”
“The Whole Truth” (a comedy by Seattle director Colleen Patrick)
Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: firstname.lastname@example.org