VOD Report: Classic Dumb Comedies Are the Only Foolproof Choice on VOD This Week

Opportunistic Backlist Revival Theme of the Week: “April Foolishness”

“April Fools” is the (very) loose peg for this very random collection of silly, dirty, or otherwise outrageous comedies, including Wayne’s World, The Birdcage, Baby Mama, Old School, both Bill & Ted movies, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Hangover, Billy Madison, Date Night, Best in Show, Dodgeball, Austin Powers, and one of my favorites, Zoolander.

New and Notable

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

If you thought the franchise had nowhere to go after getting Betty White for the original: This one stars Yancy Butler and Elisabeth Röhm!

Wuss

A wimpy high school teacher victimized by one of his students teams up with yet another student in order to exact revenge.

One Life

Daniel Craig narrates this BBC Films documentary featuring impossibly beautiful scenes of nature.

Infected

William Forsythe and Michael Madsen are two men standing between civilization and a zombie apocalypse.

The Perfect Human Diet

I’m going to guess the experts interviewed for this documentary about what we should be eating would not recommend any of the road trip food I had this week. (It’s OK, Sonic. I regret nothing!)

LUV

Common plays hooky with his preteen nephew, but the day doesn’t turn out quite the way either one would have expected.

13 Eerie

Aspiring forensic investigators have to prove their mettle on a creeeeeeepy island full of corpses.

Noobz

Good news for Jason Mewes fans! (Just the one fan, probably.) He made another movie, and this is it.

Charlie: A Toy Story

A kid, a dog, no Buzz Lightyear or Woody.

“In Theaters” VOD Picks

Welcome to the Punch

Ridley Scott produced this British crime story featuring James McAvoy as a cop and Mark Strong as a gangster pushed to take dangerous risks after his son is hospitalized.

The Story of Luke

Lou Taylor Pucci plays the title character, a sheltered young person with autism who’s trying to enter mainstream society for the first time.

Weird Indie of the Week

Stitches

I can’t really improve upon the keywords in its YouTube title: “Clown Horror Comedy.”

Early VOD Premiere of the Week

Venus and Serena

The famous tennis-playing Williams sisters are the subjects of this documentary.

Erased

Aaron Eckhart plays a former CIA agent getting “burned” in a surprisingly elaborate way.

Tomorrow You’re Gone

E-cigarette enthusiast Stephen Dorff gets out of prison, but remains in metaphoric chains as the guy who saved his life in the joint (Willem Dafoe) makes him commit one last murder.

Masochist’s Choice

D4

Someone’s son’s been kidnapped and is being held in a secret government facility, but will these hard-bitten mercenaries be able to recover him?! Warning: Here be monsters.

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