'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get stepped on' edition of: New on DVD
‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get stepped on’ edition of: New on DVD

October is in full swing with blustery days and nights that are even more so. What a perfect time for a movie night at home! After last week’s steaming pile of releases, we actually have some movies worth checking out. One continues to reign as the funniest movie of 2013 and the other has giant robots fighting giant monsters. If that’s not entertainment, I don’t know what is.

“The Heat”

At first glance, this looks like a movie trying to get by on nothing more than “Hey, it’s a buddy-cop movie, but with women!” But then it unleashes the unlikely comedy team of Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock on us and the laughs just keep rolling in. We knew McCarthy was funny, but Bullock really impresses with her comedic timing as the straight man. Between this and “Gravity” Sandy is having quite a year.

“Pacific Rim”

No, it’s not something you can order in a massage parlor; it’s giant robots vs. giant monsters. That’s it. I don’t know how I can be any clearer about this other than that it is as awesome as you would expect.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

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