WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/27/09

A look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Home (2008):  When a busy highway opens next to a rural Swiss homestead, the insular family takes increasingly desperate and bizarre measures to block out the intrusion of the outside world.  Starring Isabelle Huppert, this Swiss entry for the 2009 foreign language Academy Award is receiving fantastic reviews.  No official site located. The trailer below makes it look like a wacky comedy, but reviewers make it sound like a disturbing parable.

NEW ON DVD:

Shorts (2009): Robert Rodriguez directed kiddie fantasy about a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes.  Critics describe it as hyperactive and unfocused: Toby Young of the Times goes so far as to say that it’s “[S]o structurally complicated that it almost qualifies as an experimental film.” Buy from Amazon.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Shorts (2009): See DVD review above. Buy Blu-ray from Amazon.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

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