The Filtered Forecast: Mar. 10 – 16th

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Most of TV is on hiatus right now and it’s causing me to have a different kind of March Madness! (I think I’m funny sometimes) Anyway, this is going to be a slow month if we don’t have our favorite shows to look forward to each week. At least there’s a lot of decent stuff hitting theaters throughout the month. This week we’ve got a zany comedy for you, and an indie sure to polarize audiences, plus a ton more. Here’s what not to miss this week.

 

Photo Credit: http://www.amazon.com/Alfred-Hitchcock-Classic-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00AQMGQVY5. Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection on Blu-ray-

There’s no question that the “Master of Suspense” was one of the most influential directors of all time, but the films in this collection aren’t some of his most remembered. It doesn’t contain PsychoThe Birds, or Vertigo, but instead NotoriousRebecca, and Spellbound. It’s a great set for any fan to become better versed in the works of this incredible filmmaker. (In stores Tuesday)

 

 

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From the director of the indie cult classic Kids, comes what is destined to become another cult classic. Harmony Korine helms this offbeat thriller/comedy starring James Franco as an arms dealer who bails four girls out of prison and brings them into the criminal underworld. The girls? High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens, former Bieber girlfriend and Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson, and Korine’s wife Rachel Korine. Parents, do NOT let your daughter convince you to take her to see this just because it has a ton of Disney channel stars. It has a hard R rating. (In theaters Friday)

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386676/?ref_=sr_13. The Office

One of the few shows that actually is on this week, NBC is finally showing the would-be pilot to the Dwight spinoff, known as The Farm. Yes, the series was not greenlit after the episode was shown to NBC executives. That doesn’t exactly spell “classic episode” to me, considering they did let Joey happen all those years ago. But it should still be very interesting to see the direction the show would have taken. Plus, The Office has been on hiatus for a month and I miss it. (Thursday at 9 pm on NBC)

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790628/?ref_=sr_12. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

If you want to see Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians, now is your chance. The comedy appears to be in the same light as the more ridiculous comedies like Blades of Glory and Ace Ventura, two films I happen to like very much. Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde also star. It’s low brow humor that will appeal to only the most immature of audiences. That just happens to include this critic, so I’m pumped. (In theaters Friday)

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Pi-Blu-ray-Suraj-Sharma/dp/B005LAIII01. Life of Pi on Blu-ray-

If you missed this technical masterpiece in theaters, there is no better way than to watch it on Blu-ray. Having been available for Digital Download since before the Oscars, Ang Lee’s visually stunning adaptation of the beloved novel finally hits high def for your viewing pleasure. The winner of four Oscars, the most of any film this year, is a worthwhile addition to your collection, and a great film to show off your home theater system to the neighbors. (In stores Tuesday)

 

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