The The Cornetto Trilogy ($35), also known as the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, or better known as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End is now available for the home in a Blu-ray digital download combo pack. This series of comedic genre movies — whether it's lampooning zombie flicks, cop movies, or science fiction horror — stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and promises the kind of laughs only dry, British humor can. Named for the Cornetto ice cream company, each film is connected to a specific flavor associated with a thematic element from the movie: strawberry for zombie guts and gore, blue original for the police uniform, and mint chocolate chip for those little green men. These movies, each critical and box office successes, quickly became cult favorites for their unique blend of action, silliness, and bizarre situational hilarity.
There's no denying the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick. The masterful director went to great lengths when making a film to ensure everything was as close to perfection as possible. He is said to have intentionally included everything you see in the frame for a reason. And like a true artist, he left a lot to the viewer to digest and decipher. Room 237 ($25) takes a look at his 1980 pseudo-horror masterpiece The Shining, but this isn't a documentary on the movie — it's more of a look at the obsessed fans of Kubrick (us included) who have spent obviously too much time dissecting his work. This entertaining collection of theories, conspiracies, and hidden meanings are told by unseen participants, scholars, and borderline-lunatics, and run the gamut from the Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Kubrick's supposedly-faked moon landing, impossible windows, and penis-insinuations. We especially loved the breakdown of The Overlook layout and Danny's Big Wheel rides. Even if you don't believe a single word spoken, it's still very much worth watching if you find yourself yearning to watch The Shining a couple times a year. Words of wisdom, Lloyd my man. Words of wisdom.
Emmy and Grammy award-winning comic's comic Louis C.K. is back and more uncomfortable than ever with his raunchy, self-deprecating brand of observational humor in his latest HBO special Oh My God ($5). Whether he's riffing on the absurdities of road rage, discussing the uncomfortable realities of dating, or relating the advantages of being overweight, bald, and in your 40s in his own version of "It Gets Better," you won't know whether to laugh or cringe (and chances are you'll do both). This new show was recorded live at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, is downloadable from his website, and features 12 additional minutes of footage never seen in the original edition.
Just because the saga is over, doesn't mean you can't relive your favorite moments with Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug — and there's never been a better way to do it than with The Hangover Trilogy ($50). Follow the shenanigan-filled chronicle of the Wolf Pack as they journey from Las Vegas, to Thailand, and back to Las Vegas in this story of over-indulgence, bad decisions, and fuzzy memories. This Blu-Ray box set includes each of the movies in the trilogy, as well as a never-before-seen documentary exploring the making of these three ridiculous movies.